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Glympse App for Windows Phone Review

Windows Phone Store has plenty of apps which allow you to know and track your location, but at the same time, there are very few that allow you to selectively share your location details with the people you want to. Glympse is a great app that allows you to safely share your location with someone in real time. There are no complications or settings involved in using this useful app. no sign ups or no new social networks to manage.


Noteworthy Features:

  • Fast and free way to share your location
  • With Glympse, you can send location information to friends or family in real time. Recipients will receive a link that allows them to view your ETA and location in real time for the length of time you wish to.

  • Simple to use
  • Glympse requires no signups or friend lists to manage. Also, the recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. You can send via SMS, email or paste a link, and they will be able to view it using any web-enabled device.

  • Sharing on individual basis
  • The app allows you to share location on an individual basis via SMS or email, or publicly on Facebook and Twitter or with a specific group of people via Glympse Groups functions. Users can also share their proposed destination if it is different from current location.

  • Background operation
  • This is an excellent feature of this app. the app runs in the background and users can share their location continually, for the amount of time set. Glympse also allows users to share their location with any phone number supported by their carrier.

  • Excellent view-in capability
  • You can easily launch and view a Glympse in the app from link received in text message or email. The app also comes with the ability to pin a shortcut as a Tile to Start.



  • Great concept
  • User-friendly interface
  • Handy to have around
  • Amazing example of simplicity


  • Uses big amount of data

Some Useful Insights about Glympse:

  • Cost: Free
  • Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Publisher: Glympse
  • Download Size: 1 MB
  • Works with: Windows Phone 7.5 and up
  • Download Glympse


To conclude, Glympse offers a sensible twist on the location-sharing apps. It is ideal for use in a variety of situations, ranging from showing a loved one when you will be home from work, find family members at a theme park or to publicly share the location for a special event. It is a well-implemented and well-designed app that definitely deserves a place on your Windows Phone.

Download this free app today and enjoy its features. Do let us know how you feel about the app in the comments below.

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