Samsung and Glympse Partner to Bring Location Sharing to the Living Room

Samsung and Glympse Partner to Bring Location Sharing to the Living Room
 
First-ever location application for TV; third Glympse integration
with Samsung in 2017
 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/17 --  Glympse, the leading
real-time location services platform, today announced its new app for
the Samsung Smart TV. The first in the industry, Samsung brings the
Glympse experience to the TV, enabling consumers to see the real-time
location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or
cable technician, directly from the home's largest screen. The
Glympse app is available for download from the Samsung TV app store.
 
"We believe the TV will be a hub for family communications," said Mi
Young Yoo, vice president of the Visual Display Division at Samsung
Electronics. "We look forward to partnering with Glympse to innovate
our Smart TV offering, providing relevant in-home experiences that
our customers expect from Samsung."
 
This announcement follows news that Samsung has also preloaded the
Glympse app on their new Family Hub(TM) refrigerator. Now, Glympse
users can easily share location directly to their Samsung TV or
Family Hub(TM) -- further connecting household members through
communicating their current location and updating on arrival times. 
 
Both the Samsung TV and Family Hub(TM) take advantage of the new
Glympse family group, which allows households to create a private
group consisting of family, friends, connected cars, home devices,
and more. Members simply share location to the group and it will
appear on any member's device, including the TV.
 
"Our platform enables location sharing across a wide range of needs,
including consumers, businesses, and Internet of Things -- anywhere
real-time location and estimated time of arrival is required," said
Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO, Glympse. "Our strong and growing
relationship with Samsung has allowed us to maximize the ways we
provide this technology -- from the handset to the watch and now the
TV and the fridge. We look forward to our continued collaboration
with Samsung and expanding our reach to more devices and people
across the globe."
 
To set up a Glympse group for your family on the TV, users simply
enter their mobile number and they will receive an SMS with a link to
add the device to a specified group. Glympses shared to the group
will appear across the range of connected devices, including messages
from forwarded third-parties, i.e., a technician that is coming to
work on the home's internet or a food delivery, which allows
consumers to quickly view arrival times, and better plan and optimize
their time.
 
Glympse is proud of its relationship with Samsung and the Tizen
operating system. The company participated in the Tizen Developer
Conference (TDC) keynote presentation today. Over the past 12 months,
Samsung has integrated Glympse across its Galaxy S7, Gear S2/S3, and
Family Hub devices and each of the devices will work seamlessly
across each other. This year, Glympse is adding partners who will now
participate in the new groups ecosystem, including GM, Mercedes,
Volvo, T-Mobile SyncUp Drive, Navdy, Logitech, which enables users to
share location from these devices directly to the home.
 
For more information about Glympse, visit www.Glympse.com. To
download the app, visit
http://www.samsung.com/sa_en/smarthub/mobile/index.html.
 
About Glympse
Glympse, the pioneer and leading real-time location sharing platform
for both consumers and businesses, is the standard in connecting
people and brands through the devices they use most. Through its
robust platform, Glympse provides a simple way to integrate location
sharing across messaging, wearables, IoT, auto, navigation and more.
Through their global enterprise-scale business solutions, Glympse is
giving companies tools to improve user experience and increase
engagement through location.
 
Glympse partners with a wide-variety of top-tier companies for
integrations into their products, services and applications. This
includes Amazon Echo, ADT, Blackberry, BMW/MINI, Charter Spectrum,
Comcast, Ford, Garmin, General Motors, GoGo, Google, IBM iX,
Jaguar/Land Rover, Mercedes, Microsoft Dynamics, Pizza Hut, Rogers
Communications, Samsung, Verizon, Vodafone, and Volvo. The company is
backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, and
UMC Capital.
 
 
 
Contact: 
Mel Bolton
510-847-8781
mel.bolton@lyon-share.com 
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