Sygic Partners With Glympse, Bringing Real-Time Location and Route-Sharing to People on the Move

23. 11. 2016

GPS navigation leader, Sygic, today launched its real-time location and route-sharing feature, now available to all premium users. This most recent integration has been made possible through Sygic’s partnership with Glympse, and means that drivers now have a simple way to communicate their travel plans and progress like never before.

Through Glympse’s location sharing technology, travelers using Sygic’s GPS app, can now share information about their real-time location and movements. People can provide in-depth details in just a few taps -- explaining the route they are taking, their current location and ETA (expected time of arrival) and more. This helps people to easily communicate travel plans and updates, explaining exactly where they are and what is happening on the road around them.

Sygic users can do this before hitting the road or in real-time on-the-go. They can easily share their location, routes and further information by email or using popular messaging apps, such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Recipients are able to access this information in a browser or view the location on a web-page.

Sygic is the global leader in GPS navigation and travel technology, helping millions on the road with
the most advanced proprietary technology. Sygic launched the first ever navigation app on iPhone in 2009. The company continues to expand its travel technology, with the introduction of first to market tools and innovation, designed to meet the growing needs of the connected driver.

According to Pew Research, 67% of smartphone owners use their cellphones to access navigation instructions while driving. While most major map applications allow users to share static information such as a point of location, they do not provide the capability to communicate real-time movement, in the way that a person would track a delivery or an Uber.

Sygic is the first to offer real-time route-sharing at such a scale. This functionality is currently not available in Google Maps or Apple Maps. Alternatives such as Waze provide limited sharing options, with required app downloads. Sygic users, however, can share their journeys with anybody, without the need for additional downloads. The integration is the latest enhancement to Sygic’s suite of GPS navigation tools, which includes its signature turn-by-turn instructions and offline maps.

“Sygic is dedicated to providing cutting-edge GPS navigation to our customers ,” says Sygic’s founder and CEO Michal Štencl. “ Our latest integration with Glympse puts us at the forefront of this technology, enhancing our app with intuitive location tools that help people to communicate their travel plans more easily.”

“Sharing of location is such a key component in the connected mobility space. Partnering with innovative companies like Sygic, allows us an opportunity to provide more robust navigation experiences, bringing real-time location information for drivers around the globe,” said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse. “We are excited to incorporate our technology into Sygic’s GPS Navigation Apps to help deepen connections between people on the go through the location conversation.”

Sygic GPS Navigation is available on iPhone, Android and Windows. Sygic is currently offering a Black Friday discount of 70%, providing new users a lifetime premium license of the app from just 16.99 USD.