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Location Glimpse

  • Location Glimpse is a first Chatter based, REAL location sharing app. It is real because we are using Mobile phones with GPS to update location in salesforce, rather than ip2location and reverse geocoding. These GPS based location updates are pushed to force.com via Email. We use inbound email handler to parse the location details. * Integrated with a 3rd Party Location Sharing App called "Glympse.com" to get GPS location updates available for Iphone, Android, and Windows Mobile. * Salesforce users send location updates to their salesforce org via Glympse.com Mobile App. * Chatter used through out this app to discuss,collaborate and plan meetings on location updates.

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Nice app...

Interesting idea..

dude keep doing the good work...  
Gaurav Vashistha 06/08/2011 07:09
 Thanks @Chirag, glad you liked it. I was alos looking on FourSquare APIs, but yes for sure a cool thing to bring on force.com platform. Even now we have facebook places, gowalla etc, so it could be a good mashup.  
Abhinav Gupta 08/25/2010 14:49
Abhinav, nice idea and good implementation. Can we do the same using foursquare app ?  
Chirag Mehta 07/02/2010 19:56
 Thanks  for suggestion and appreciation. I am trying to demo travel mode in "location glimpse" too. So I have created a new video and used annotations in that.
Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfWowPZvqbI

Abhinav Gupta 06/15/2010 14:22
 Cool App with GPS integration, but video is long. You could have used Youtube.com annotations to shorten the length.  
Unknown 06/15/2010 05:38
@Trisha @Anthony its exciting to know that, you want to start updating your location in Salesforce chatter using Droid & Iphones.

I am preparing this app for Salesforce App Exchange.  Good news,  this APP will be available for "FREE" @AppExchange. I am respecting Chatter Challenge rules  "Our only condition is that your app cannot be commercially marketed."

For latest updates on release information for this app, please track my blog feed. Or shoot me an email abhinav@tgerm.com, I will let you know.

Abhinav Gupta 06/11/2010 18:58
Nice app ! 
I am using iphone and would raise same question as @Anthony,  Appexchange  app ?  
Trisha Garness 06/11/2010 14:20
 Can I install it in my salesforce and use with my Droid ? Already installed the Glympse app. Is this app available on AppExchange ?  
Anthony Vierra 06/11/2010 07:49
I know my video is too long :), but just wanted to share some quick links about more information on "location glimpse" like some more videos, presentation and Architecture. Anyone if interested can dig more.

Location Glimpse – Presentation !

I prepared an online presentation to easily explain what the application is “in detail”. This presentation also contains the videos for various location glimpse screens in action. Please view this presentation for complete insight.

Click here to view ! 

Location Glimpse Architecture !

Location glimpse is basically made up of an inbound email handler, chatter + glympse.com integration and a couple of visualforce pages. How all that fit into a picture is shown in this post.

Click here to view !

Location Glimpse – Videos !

I have created a couple of videos for

  • Giving a full fledged Demo of the application
  • To be user manual for various screens in the application.

Click here to view !

You can also subscribe to video channel for “Location glimpse”, here is the channel link

Your views !!

Let me know your views on this, its important for me. Thanks !!!

Abhinav Gupta 06/09/2010 11:48
 Thanks @Amit, glad to know, that you liked the concept.  
Abhinav Gupta 06/09/2010 07:57
This is an intresting idea...  
Amit Vyas 06/09/2010 06:22