Glympse has actually been my beloved application for permitting folks know where I am with a real-time map and determined time of landing (ETA) info.

Now, Apple has actually revealed some brand-new functions in iOS 8 that that imitate several of the features of 3rd party location-based applications. Apple places the place sharing in Messages, and permits you share your place one time, for an hour, or indefinitely.

I chatted with Glympse CEO Bryan Trussel today about the brand-new Apple attributes, and in fact he shared they were anticipating Apple to do that, and he was “stunned it took Apple as long.”

He doesn’t consider the announced iOS 8 attributes as a complete substitute for Glympse, which sends a connected to a constantly-moving live place map and provides regularly updated ETA estimates.

The Glympse system has become truly popular, and Trussel claims their modern technology is utilized by Mercedes, BMW, Ford, GM, Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover. In automobiles, Glympse is accessed with a smartphone connection or directly on a vehicle “infotainment” monitor when a manufacturer has enabled it. Glympse is likewise a feature on the Navigon and Garmin iOS apps.

Trussel questions Apple offering “uncertain” place updates, claiming many people will wish a lot more personal privacy. As Glympse is configured, all place updates end each time set by the user.

Glympse is also intending at smartwatches, and quickly a Pebble application will be heading out. If Apple ever ships a smartwatch, expect Glympse to be there as well.

As for iOS, Trussel claims he is excited to view exactly what Apple is doing in the location posting room, and shares a forthcoming iOS model of Glympse will have brand-new features and a re-designed GUI that is cleaner and less complicated to hire.

Glympse for iOS is readily available in the app store for free, and there is an internet based model for Macs or Computers. Glympse is a Seattle-based company, and the application number one appeared on iOS in 2009.

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