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BlackBerry Adding Real Time Location Sharing in BBM Using Glympse? MyCars Page in BlackBerry World?

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You may not have heard of it before but Glympse is a really cool service which is available cross platform including legacy BlackBerry devices. It allows you to share your location with others in real time for a specified period of time. Ofutur let us know that while digging through the latest OS builds and apps they found assets and code for sharing your location in BBM using Glympse. This is highlighted further with notifications including "Location Acquired", "Syncing with Glympse servers…" and "Send Glympse" along with the "S" Shortcut used to send a Glympse to a BBM user. This is the icon:

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On top of that it seems like BlackBerry is adding a new MyCars page in BlackBerry World just like the current music or My World tabs. No word on what would be included in such a tab but my guess is QNX enabled cars? You can delve into it further in these two forum threads.

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  1. About time, now they need a cloud based service for phone and cars!

    • They have had a cloud based service since before the cloud was called the cloud, and they recently did a demo with cars upgrading their entertainment systems from the same cloud that BB10 devices use.

  2. time to fast-forward to next-gen features like Point-and-Chat, and private personal shopper; and begin planning for sixth-sense technology

  3. Good news.

    #BB10Believe

  4. Very nice post. Clear and easy to understand :)

  5. You know, I’m hoping BlackBerry sticks with it so we can enjoy these 2nd, 3rd, or 4th screens with TV’s and such.

  6. You mention “Glympse allows you to share your location with others in real time for a specified period of time”. Can this time period be set to not expire at all? i.e. continue sharing until I turn it off

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