Gogo Partners with Glympse Inc. to Allow Airline Passengers to Share their Location in the Sky

Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gogo-AirGogo, the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions and Glympse Inc., the pioneer of temporary location sharing, have partnered to offer passengers on any Gogo-equipped aircraft the opportunity to share their location with their friends as they travel across the country.

With this partnership, passengers on all Gogo-enabled flights are now able to send a Glympse of their location to others while en route to their destination. Passengers can access the Glympse Inflight feature from within the Glympse smartphone app or via Web browser on their laptop or tablet device at http://inflight.glympse.com.

Air travelers who have downloaded the free Glympse application on their smartphones, simply need to launch the application and select any email or any U.S. or Canada phone number as a recipient. The person receiving the Glympse message from the Gogo-enabled flight can view the plane’s current movement and status, including speed and a continually updated arrival time. After the Glympse is sent, users can power down their phones or laptops, and Glympse will continue to update their location throughout the duration of the flight.

“Glympse is an example of another partner that’s leveraging Gogo’s in-flight platform to create engaging experiences for passengers flying on Gogo equipped aircraft,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “We continue to empower cutting edge digital companies to develop applications that can be incorporated into the platform that will help inform, engage and entertain passengers at 30,000 feet.”

Glympse Inflight is ideal for allowing loved ones or colleagues to see accurate arrival time for better coordination of ground transportation or for simply giving others peace of mind.

“Enabling location sharing to air travelers has always been one of our goals, and we are thrilled to partner with Gogo to make this a reality,” said Timo Bauer, vice president of business development for Glympse. “We’re working to put location technology wherever people may need it– on a phone, in a car, on your watch, and now on a plane – and this is a significant step towards making the Glympse ecosystem of dynamic location sharing ubiquitous for all.”

Companies that use the Glympse platform will also be able to share location information on Gogo-enabled flights directly from their applications, including text messaging and location widgets on a website.

Travelers can access Glympse within Gogo using the latest version of the Glympse for Android app on Friday, with iOS available next week.

Source:- Gogo Air

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