Running late for a meeting? No problem
Are you running late for a company meeting because of traffic? Well, if you have a Pebble smartwatch, you can let your colleagues know without taking out your iOS or Android smartphone and risking an accident.
You can just use your Pebble smartwatch and the Glympse app to share your location and estimated time of arrival with them. The app is also available for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
"We've been focused on making it easy for anyone to share their location at any time. By partnering with Pebble, we are [giving] their hundreds of thousands of users the ability to share their location, in real-time, wherever they are," Rob Foley, Glympse director of partner development, tells Venture Beat.
Glympse recently raised $12 million in venture capital to expand its market penetration, which currently includes messaging, connected car, navigation, air travel and wearable apps. New named investors UMC Capital and Verizon Venture joined existing investors Ignition Partners, Menlo Ventures and Naya Ventures in the financing round.
"Verizon was one of the first to integrate Glympse's location sharing tools into our Messages app and we quickly saw the technology solving a very real problem for our customers," says Dan Keoppel, executive director at Verizon Ventures.
- read the Venture Beat article
- check out the Glympse release
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