What's next in location? Real time tracking? Glympse

March 10, 2011

I have written several times about Foursquare, Gowalla, and all this check in apps that are more like games and that I find myself using less and less.

At the end of the day if I choose to communicate my position I would do it in two ways:

  1. Using Facebook places to let my friends (not my followers) where I am.
  2. Using an app to coordinate with people I am meeting with on our locations. This could be via Google latitude (that I don’t use) or, sending an SMS with the location with apps such as i-Finder or Kayak, or even better using Whatsapp

But now there is a new way, Glympse.

This app sends an email or an SMS not just with your coordinates, but it logs in real time your trajectory. You choose the time you want to be broadcasting that to the person or group or people you send the message.

I find it very very cool, just to say: “I’m on my way” and they can check exactly my location and the progress towards destination.


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