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  1. hoopitz's Avatar
    For those of you who aren't part of the BBM 10.3 beta, I have to tell you how awesome this new Glympse feature is. Basically, it allows you to share your real-time location with a BBM contact for a set amount of time, after which, it expires and they can't see your location anymore. When i first saw this feature, I thought it was neat, but was struggling to think of a practical use for it - yesterday, it came to me!

    1. My wife is pretty neurotic when i go on long driving trips for work, and is always calling me to check in. Yesterday, I had to drive from San Diego up to LA, so i shared my location with her for 3 hours - everytime she thought of calling, she said she just checked Glympse and could see that all was good. win-win!

    2. I have a friend who lives half way between the two locations, who was coming to help me with my work event yesterday, so i told him i would pick him up. Instead of messaging him when I thought i was close, I shared my location with him as well - he could see exactly when I got off at his exit, and know i was close.

    I'm sure other people will find other uses for Glympse, but these are just two that were convenient for me, and I was blown away with how convenient it was. I'm hoping BBM 10.3 gets released soon so all of you guys can try it out!

    Enjoy the superbowl ... go Broncos!
    02-02-14 12:48 PM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    yeah, yeah, don't rub it in, LOL!



    Sigh.....still waiting for it
    02-02-14 12:52 PM
  3. donnation's Avatar
    iOS has a feature like this called find my friends. It's a cool feature but not something I've used regularly.
    02-02-14 12:55 PM
  4. jason9900's Avatar
    Wait so does it show your friend or contact moving in real time on the map??

    Posted via CB10
    02-02-14 12:59 PM
  5. Smitty13's Avatar
    Can't wait for this feature to hit the mainstream BBM user! Hate to flog a dead horse in asking, but doesn't anyone have any idea of an ETA on this coming out of BETA and being rolled out to everyone else?
    02-02-14 01:08 PM
  6. aha's Avatar
    I like the idea, now only if I can get my family to start using BBM...

    Posted via CB10 with Z30 on 10.2.1.1925+1926 radio
    02-02-14 01:10 PM
  7. .pinkberry's Avatar
    Does this feature significantly affect your battery drainage rate?

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    02-02-14 01:18 PM
  8. hoopitz's Avatar
    Wait so does it show your friend or contact moving in real time on the map??

    Posted via CB10
    Yeah, it does. It even shows the speed at which you're moving!

    And to answer the question about a release date, I remember reading that ios and android were supposed to have voice by February - I imagined that Bbm 10.3 would be released at the same time. I guess "by February" has come and gone though, so who knows...

    Posted via CB10
    02-02-14 01:19 PM
  9. Notcho's Avatar
    When the hell is it coming out? They said in a few week almost 4 weeks ago.

    Posted via CB10 on my ?Zed10
    02-02-14 01:19 PM
  10. hoopitz's Avatar
    Does this feature significantly affect your battery drainage rate?

    Posted via CB10
    That's a good question. I didn't notice anything, but then again, I wasn't really paying attention. I would imagine that if your GPS location services are enabled anyways, it shouldn't be a HUGE difference.

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    02-02-14 01:21 PM
  11. Notcho's Avatar
    Can't wait for this feature to hit the mainstream BBM user! Hate to flog a dead horse in asking, but doesn't anyone have any idea of an ETA on this coming out of BETA and being rolled out to everyone else?
    Or even to all beta app users

    Posted via CB10 on my ?Zed10
    02-02-14 01:21 PM
  12. JeepBB's Avatar
    Can't wait for this feature to hit the mainstream BBM user! Hate to flog a dead horse in asking, but doesn't anyone have any idea of an ETA on this coming out of BETA and being rolled out to everyone else?
    I reckon you could have something now, though not on BBM... The App Glympse is available cross-platform iOS, Android, WinPhone, and BB and shows locations of other phones on a map. It can be used as OP describes.
    diegonei likes this.
    02-02-14 01:23 PM
  13. FrankIAm's Avatar
    When the hell is it coming out? They said in a few week almost 4 weeks ago.

    Posted via CB10 on my ?Zed10
    You must be new around here
    02-02-14 01:24 PM
  14. ad19's Avatar
    I have a feeling we will be seeing it this week. On Alex Kinsella's BBM channel, he made this comment when asked a question about the release.

    New BBM Glympse feature is awesome!!-img_20140202_144357_edit.png

    Taking his comment for what it is worth, a few weeks from when it was made would bring it to this week. Let's hope it's still on schedule.
    02-02-14 01:47 PM
  15. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Does this all work from within the BBM app for both parties, including the person viewing your location? Or does it launch in the browser?
    02-02-14 02:07 PM
  16. dboy54's Avatar
    I use this all the time when I am picking up clients. Send them a glimpse when I am about 5-10 min away and they can see me turning onto their street. They think it is great and so do I because they are always ready to go

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    02-02-14 02:23 PM
  17. u4ria's Avatar
    I have a feeling we will be seeing it this week. On Alex Kinsella's BBM channel, he made this comment when asked a question about the release.

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    Taking his comment for what it is worth, a few weeks from when it was made would bring it to this week. Let's hope it's still on schedule.
    Nm, found it

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    02-02-14 02:43 PM
  18. thisiscjay's Avatar
    When the hell is it coming out? They said in a few week almost 4 weeks ago.

    Posted via CB10 on my ?Zed10
    Perhaps this Tuesday
    02-02-14 02:55 PM
  19. Detective M Downs's Avatar
    02-02-14 02:57 PM
  20. wincyUt's Avatar
    Does this all work from within the BBM app for both parties, including the person viewing your location? Or does it launch in the browser?
    It's all from within the BBM app.
    02-02-14 03:05 PM
  21. wincyUt's Avatar
    Glad to know it is functional OP. I can't wait to have it my BBM.
    02-02-14 03:10 PM
  22. bradpromac's Avatar
    I like the idea, now only if I can get my family to start using BBM...

    Posted via CB10 with Z30 on 10.2.1.1925+1926 radio
    Good way to keep up with the kids

    On my awesome BlackBerry Z30
    02-02-14 03:38 PM
  23. trroystory's Avatar
    You must be new around here
    Lol

    Posted via CB10
    02-02-14 03:53 PM
  24. thatplaybookguy's Avatar
    Well I decided to tweet Alex and ask him just now! Would make a good Super Bowl Ad. Having all your friends Glympse'n BBM to meet up to go to the game.
    Techno-Emigre likes this.
    02-02-14 03:58 PM
  25. ggastaris's Avatar
    Awesome!!!!

    Posted via CB10
    02-02-14 04:01 PM
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