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Check out the Glympse blog for insights into how customers use the Glympse platform and products, helpful FAQs, and how to get the most out of geo-location technology and apps.

Soaring Above the Land of Enchantment

There is a company in Sandoval County New Mexico that has been providing sensational excursions of the scenery surrounding Albuquerque for over 40 years!  World Balloon offers tours like no other high above the “Land of Enchantment.”

World Balloon pilot Murray Conrad relies on the Glympse Consumer App to not only guide him while in the air, but to pinpoint his expected location for landing. Both he and his ground crew use the app to predict the flight path and expected landing point. Murray says:

“I love Glympse and I won’t fly without it! I have had other pilots ask me about the benefits of using Glympse because in ballooning, all you have to do is look up to see where your balloon is. The app tells the crew my direction and speed while I’m flying so they can anticipate where I’m going to land. On those days when I land surrounded by trees, or way out in the middle of the desert and they can’t see me, I don’t have to try to figure out where I am and then try to send it to my crew because they already know.”

Murray uses the consumer version that is free and works on Android and iPhones. It can be found in the App Stores or here.

Glympse Goes for a Sky Tour

A member of Team Glympse and his friends were recently treated to a ride above the “Land of the Cactus.” In addition to seeing the Glympse app in use high above the desert, they were also treated to a “beautiful day with amazing views.”

Said our Team Glympse member, “To our delight, the balloon landed in the middle of nowhere. Sure enough, though, as we looked down, we spotted the ground crew waiting for us to land. They had, indeed, been tracking the flight the entire way using Glympse and knew exactly where we were at all times.”

Other Applications for Glympse

Glympse has been providing both commercial and consumer GPS solutions for over a decade and there are now millions of people who use the app every day all over the world. Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location and estimated arrival time using GPS tracking with family members, friends or co-workers!.

Glympse users regularly:

  • Share their location with friends
  • Update family members on their current location
  • Request a glimpse of location from a co-worker who is running late
  • Set up meet-up points
  • Use public tags to share locations for race routes, biking and hiking trails
  • Pinpoint locations for community events

It is gratifying for us to see how many people use the application on a regular basis and the balloon tracking application was especially enlightening. Please take a few moments and let us know how you, your family and co-workers use Glympse. Send a tweet here to let us know where you are and what you doing with the help of Glympse.

Sources: and  All photos, names and quotes have received permission by World Balloon. Photo credits: World Balloon.