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This article was published on November 6, 2013


    Glympse takes to the skies to help you share your location in flight

    Glympse takes to the skies to help you share your location in flight
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    iphone_activeGlympse, the temporary location-sharing service designed to help you tell family and friends where you are when you’re travelling to meet them, now works on flights in the US, thanks to a partnership with the Gogo inflight WiFi service.

    If you can get a usable connection (not necessarily easy – there always seems to be someone trying to upload their vacation videos and hogging the bandwidth), you’ll be able to share your location on a map and your ETA. Sure, the people waiting for you could use one of the numerous flight-tracking apps out there to see where you are, but this offers a personal touch and it’s an interesting expansion for the company that already has partnerships with several car manufacturers, Garmin, Samsung and more.

    ➤ Glympse Inflight

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