Glympse Launches First In-Car, Voice-Activated Location-Sharing App
for Ford SYNC AppLink
- Using the new SYNC® AppLink-enabled Glympse smartphone app, drivers
can share their location directly from their car using simple voice
- More than 1 million Ford drivers can now share their location
directly from their car, making it easy to answer the question,
"Where are you?"
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 Glympse Inc., the mobile technology company
that pioneered temporary real-time location sharing, today announces
the first location-sharing app for Ford Motor Company's SYNC® in-car
connectivity system. Using the AppLink interface, drivers will be
able to share their location with friends and family directly from
their car using simple voice commands, eliminating the need to touch
their mobile phone while driving.
"People typically share their location while in the car, and by
integrating Glympse into Ford SYNC AppLink, we're providing drivers
with a rich, real-time and hands-free way to share where they
are," said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse. "At
Glympse, we're dedicated to creating a more robust connected car
experience, and working with Ford will help us to reach millions of
consumers who will be able to just say, 'Send a Glympse' to share
their current whereabouts, eliminating the need to send a text or make
a phone call."
To use Glympse, drivers need the app installed on an iOS or
Android-based smartphone. The car automatically recognizes the app
when the phone is Bluetooth®-paired or USB-connected. With Glympse
activated, drivers simply need to press the SYNC voice button on the
steering wheel and say, "Send Glympse." Users can send a
Glympse to a friend's email or mobile number, or to Facebook and
Recipients of the Glympse can then monitor the vehicle's progress and
ETA via a real-time dynamic map, on either a smartphone or desktop.
After the user-defined time limit expires, the location is no longer
"Glympse is a great example of how smartphone app integration
with the car can help us make the driving experience more convenient
for our customers, thus adding perceived value to their vehicle,"
said Julius Marchwicki, Ford SYNC AppLink program manager. "By
teaming up with an innovative company like Glympse, we are providing
our customers with a dynamic way to share their location while
removing the need to take their eyes off the road or hands off the
steering wheel to pick up their smartphone."
Glympse, on both iPhone and Android devices, is now compatible with
Ford SYNC AppLink. To download Glympse, visit HYPERLINK
"http://www.Glympse.com/Get Glympse" www.Glympse.com/Get
SYNC AppLink is available on more than 1 million vehicles; it is
available on 2013 Fiesta, Mustang, Expedition, Fusion, F-150, Super
Duty®, Focus, E-Series and C-MAX.