SpatialNews.com Press Release
Seattle and Schaffhausen, Switzerland - December 18, 2012 - Glympse, Inc., the mobile technology company that pioneered temporary real-time location sharing, today announced a new partnership with Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, to provide location-sharing capabilities for Garmin StreetPilot Onboard for iPhone® and NAVIGON for iPhone and Android®. The new feature is available through a free update via the App Store and Google Play. Both apps are now being offered for 25 percent off throughout the holidays until January 7, 2013.
With the addition of Glympse, Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON users across the globe can easily share their location from within the app while they navigate to their destination. The integration provides consumers with a complete location experience — access to top-of-the-line directions and maps with the ability to instantly share location in real-time with friends and family.
“Working with Garmin, we’ve been able to turn navigation into a social and connected experience,” said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse. “Maps, directions and sharing one’s location go hand-in-hand, and by partnering with Garmin we are able to provide their substantial user-base with the added value of sharing their whereabouts.”
“We believe sharing location is a natural fit with our existing technology, and we are thrilled to provide our users with the ease and additional location-sharing benefits that Glympse provides,” said Joern Watzke, vice president mobile phone business at Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH. “Glympse is the perfect location-sharing partner and integrates seamlessly into our apps to let users share their location with friends and family.”
Garmin’s StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON apps provide premium turn-by-turn navigation for smartphones, helping drivers find their way and save time and money. Features include onboard maps, lane guidance, speed limit warnings, real-time traffic and public transit routing, among many others.
About Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. Garmin, StreetPilot and NAVIGON are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Glympse™ is the pioneer of person-to-person location sharing in real-time, for a set amount of time. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, such as Glympse Groups, the company easily integrates location sharing into every day activities, meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with Mercedes-Benz and Glympse’s location technology is embedded into the new 2013 A-Class series. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures and Ignition Partners and has raised $7.5 million.