SOURCE: Glympse

Glympse

June 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Glympse Unveils New Functionality for Ford SYNC 3 With AppLink

Touch-Screen Controls Allow for Easier Viewing and Sharing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - Glympse Inc., the world's leading real-time location sharing technology company, today announced new upgrades and functionality for Ford SYNC 3, Ford's all-new communications and entertainment system that features an improved and enhanced AppLink experience.

Using Ford's new intuitive touch-screen, drivers can easily send, add time or expire an existing Glympse, and receive a push notification when a sent Glympse has been viewed, which keeps a driver's eyes on the road. The new SYNC 3 with AppLink system will first be available on 2016 models of the Ford Escape and Fiesta, available later this summer, and then will migrate to the rest of Ford's North American vehicle line-up by the end of next year.

"Glympse and the connected car go hand in hand, and we are always looking to innovate to offer the best possible location technology within the vehicle," said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse. "Ford SYNC 3 is truly best-in-class, and together we are able to provide drivers with a seamless experience that allows them to share their location quickly and easily so they can focus on the road."

To use Glympse, drivers need the app installed on an iOS or Android device and the SYNC 3-equipped car automatically recognizes the app when the phone is Bluetooth®-paired or USB-connected through Ford's AppLink technology. AppLink is a standard feature of SYNC 3 that projects the smartphone app's information onto the dashboard display and provides a choice of voice recognition, touch screen or steering wheel buttons for control of the app.

In addition to using voice controls to activate a Glympse, the new touch-screen controls on SYNC 3 allow drivers to easily view their active Glympse, or re-send using their recent history. As with the previous SYNC AppLink version of the app, users have one touch access to their top four favorites or can easily send to a recent recipient.

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 After the user-defined time limit expires, the location is no longer updated.

Glympse is currently available for iOS users and Android. To download Glympse, visit www.Glympse.com/Get Glympse.

About Glympse
Glympse is the pioneer of person-to-person time-based location sharing technology. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, the company easily integrates location sharing into everyday activities, meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with many top-tier companies, including Blackberry, BMW/MINI, Ford, Garmin, GM, Gogo Inflight, Kik, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, NAVIGON, Pebble, Samsung and Verizon, which have integrated the Glympse brand and enterprise platform into their own products and applications. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, Naya Ventures and UMC Capital.