Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Video: Glympse and Ford team up to offer location-sharing service for SYNC

At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas FoMoCo and Glypmse unveiled what they call the first location-sharing app for Ford’s SYNC connectivity system. Using the AppLink system, users of Sync and Glypmse will now be able to share their location with family and friends directly from their car using voice commands.

“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.

Check out a video after the jump.

By Omar Rana

Source: http://www.egmcartech.com/2013/01/07/video-glympse-and-ford-team-up-to-offer-location-sharing-service-for-sync/

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