MF / WRR Interview: Glympse

Long-time follower of White Roof Radio should remember that we used to invite contributors to the MINI Community on a regular basis. We also record exclusive conversations with MINI Executives during official events such as auto shows, press junkets or MINI Takes The States.

Next week we will kick-off our 2014-2015 interview season with James Stanton, Partner Product Manager at Glympse.

If you are not familiar with the service, Glympse is a fast, free, and simple app that allows you to share your location in real time with people you trust. Our team used it constantly during MTTS to make sure our “caravan” would not break up between stops. db loves the app so much that he still sends us Glympses from time to time.

Interestingly enough, Glympse and BMW/MINI announced a partnership last year and James was the lead on the Glympse side throughout the project. And that’s another reason we think the app is great; it integrates with MINI Connected.

As we prepare our questions for James, we thought that you might have some of your own. So, if there’s anything specific you’d like us to ask regarding the company, the product or James’ role, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment section below. GlympseiPhone

  • fishbert

    Here’s a question…

    Does Glympse plan on adding any Twist-like ETA functionality to its service? A lot of folks (myself included) were left hanging when Twist shut down. We’re ripe for the picking but Glympse doesn’t quite do it.

    For those unfamiliar, an online review explained Twist vs Glympse rather well, saying: “Twist is more about the when while Glympse is oriented toward the where.”

    • Good question. We got your covered.

    • So we didn’t get to your question because we got the answer before the interview. The ETA option has always been available in the app. You just have to add-in the destination for it to pop-up. Hope that helps 🙂

  • Henry Wu


  • The Meal

    Glympse was in MINI Connected today when my MA was giving me my walkthrough for my new F56. Woo!