Glympse Partners With BMW and MINI to Provide In-Car Location Sharing

Glympse Partners With BMW and MINI to Provide In-Car Location Sharing 
Integration Provides BMW Apps and MINI Connected Drivers With
Location Technology, Ability to Share Whereabouts With Calendar,
Contacts, Social Networks 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 --  Glympse Inc., the mobile
technology company that pioneered temporary real-time location
sharing, today announced a new partnership with BMW Group to provide
mobile location sharing for drivers with BMW Apps ready vehicles and
MINI Connected. With the new integration, Glympse will join a highly
select number of premier mobile app leaders to provide services to
BMW and MINI drivers. 
Through this integration in the Glympse app, drivers with BMW Apps
and MINI Connected can easily broadcast their location to their
friends through Facebook and Twitter, as well as their calendar
contacts and their entire contact list. Updating friends, family, and
their social networks with their current location becomes a fluid and
seamless experience. By incorporating familiar elements like the
Glympse Timer and the ability to send an estimated time of arrival
(ETA) and destination to calendar event attendees, this
implementation has reached a new milestone in mobile location
"We are thrilled to be able to offer BMW and MINI drivers the ability
to update friends and family with their whereabouts right from their
car. With this integration, we've been able to make sharing your
location from your car as easy as changing the radio station," said
Bryan Trussel, CEO and co-founder of Glympse. "We are focused on
partnering with top-tier companies in industries that benefit from
real-time location sharing. This latest automotive partnership
underscores the value that Glympse provides to drivers looking to
bring the mobile experience to the automobile dashboard." 
To access Glympse, BMW drivers will simply plug in their iPhone and
the custom BMW optimized interface shows up on the in-car dash.
Drivers can select their contact's email, attendees of an upcoming
calendar event, Facebook or Twitter and, with a simple touch of the
controller, conveniently share their location from their car with
whomever they choose for a set period of time, from minutes up to
four hours. Recipients can view the sender's
 location on a dynamic
map in real-time, either on a desktop or mobile device, and they do
not need to have the app downloaded to be able to watch their
friend's location. 
"With this partnership, we are excited to expand our roster of apps
within the BMW Group Application Integration Program. Our drivers
will be able to share where they are on the road safely, simply and
with a touch of a button," said Phil Johnston, Product Manager for
the BMW Group Apps Platform from the BMW Group Technology Office.
"Working with the team at Glympse has been a great experience and we
look forward to launching the integration together." 
To download Glympse from the App Store, visit 
About Glympse
 Glympse(TM) 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 everyday activities,
meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with several top-tier
companies who have integrated Glympse functionality into their
products and applications. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures
and Ignition Partners. 
BMW Group In America
 BMW of North America, LLC has been present in
the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began
distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has
grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service
organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including
motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars;
DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a
technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations
throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina
is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the
exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity
Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales
organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW
passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW
motorcycle retailers, 116 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34
Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW
Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff
Lake, New Jersey. 
The BMW Group
 The BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer of
automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and
Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 28
production and assembly facilities in 13 countries and has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries. 
In 2012, the BMW Group sold about 1.85 million cars and more than
117,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the
financial year 2012 was euro 7.82 billion on revenues amounting to
euro 76.85 billion. At 31 December 2012, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 105,876 employees. 
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value
chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years. 
Journalist note: Information about BMW Group and its products in the
USA is available to journalists on-line at
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