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Announcing: the GPS app for LEAP US 2018

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Say "SEE you at LEAP" and MEAN it !

At the risk of being this guy, I invite you to join me and use Glympse App on your IOS or Android Smart Phone so we can all find each other in the crowd at LEAP in Nashville this year.

It's kinda like each of us having our own Marauders Map...but with a few bonuses (and the main reasons I chose it):

  • We can start connecting NOW (think "pen pal pushpins on the bulletin board" as we then converge on Nashville)
  • Lets us send a "Glympse" to each other and guide us to each other, even indoors (yep, tested it)
  • YOU control when you show up on the map or are off grid (blarg...coffee first...then talk...)
  • Works on cell AND wifi, and from my tests, is pretty reasonable on the battery
  • Organize your own Private Groups (e.g. SysAdmin, PMs, Agencies, etc.)
  • Doesn't muddy other GPS apps you might use (e.g. Find My Friends)
  • Can be kept after LEAP if you like it, or simply deleted if yer done
  • I've cleared the idea with my Workfront colleagues
  • And best of all, of course, it's FREE

OK ! I GET IT ALREADY ! I'M IN ! WHAT'S NEXT ?

  • Send your cell number to me by post under this thread, email at doug.denhoed@gmail.com or via text at 1-403-804-2034
  • I will then text you a Glympse invite into the "LEAP US 2018 All" Private Group
  • Open the text, download the Glympse App (IOS or Android) and follow your nose

I'M NOT SOLD YET . CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ?

  • Check out the attached info graphic I made, if you're a visual kinda person (like me)
  • This video explains how Glympse works (and it's pretty funny)
  • This video shows how to find someone (on both an iPhone and an Android)
  • Here's the help site (if you're into that kind of thing)
  • That's it: see "I'm In! What's Next?", above

ANYTHING NEW SINCE THIS ORIGINAL POST ?

  • for your privacy, the app does NOT store your phone number or share it with anyone
  • scroll down in this thread to entry #12 to learn how to use the Meet Ups (Public Tag) feature
  • scroll down to #14 to learn how you can find another person at LEAP

WHAT ARE THE LEAP PUBLIC TAGS FOR MEET UPS ?

I look forward to seeing you at LEAP. And I mean it.

Regards,

Doug

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This is really cool Doug! I love the marauders map comparison. This will make Leap even more magical! I just sent you a text with my number. Alison Milbury Workfront Community Manager

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I'd like to officially welcome the first few brave folks who were willing to come dance with me in using the GPS App for LEAP...but I forgot an important part of the recipe in starting a movement: it has to be public!

So! I propose we embed pictures to this thread as more folks join in to emulate the growing mosh-pit of members in our group, ideally until everyone going to LEAP is locked and loaded to use the GPS App.

At your leisure, take a screen cap of you and/or some buddies (as I did, below) so that those waiting in the wings will hop up and dance with us.

Of course, since LEAP doesn't actually start yet, and we all only have so much battery and location service band width, the map will be quiet and boring until LEAP is upon us...so let's tip the odds a bit:

  • set an alarm in your phone for noon Mountain, reoccurring between now and LEAP
  • when the alarm goes (and it's safe to do so), pop open Glympse and Share your location for 15 min
  • take a screen cap on your phone and upload it here on this thread to Prove You Were Here
  • we'll call each one a "Glympse Glance" (try saying that five times fast!)

And with that, here's the first -- thanks Nathan! See you soon!

Regards,

Doug

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First Glympse Glance in about 15 min, if you want to Share your location for the next half hour or so and be part of it…

Regards,

Doug

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I think I did it right... except I'm not walking anywhere. Just sitting at my desk. 😉 Eileen Womelsdorf SEI Investments Inc.

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That's perfect, Eileen! We're dancing!

Thanks for playing, and have a great weekend.

Regards,

Doug

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Today's Glympse Glance shows how "wandering" shows as a trail...reminds me of the Family Circus wanderings that Billy used to do around his back yard.

Regards,

Doug

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This Glympse Glance shows how you can toggle between map view and satellite tapping the bottom left "layers" icon.

Regards,

Doug

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This Glympse Glance shows how you can click the people icon in the bottom left to zoom out from your current location and show everyone who's currently Sharing their location (thanks, Eileen and Michael).

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I promise you this picture is a pretty clear indication of my dancing skills... STATIC

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Annnnnd...for the Spamapalooza Trifecta, here's the official version of LEAPGPSAPPHowToUsePublicTags.gif under the main thread (for the third time this morning, but Where People Will Expect To Find It).

On that note, I'm also going to add some important notes I've learned in the initial post, and will keep a list of the !Public Tags that I'm aware of, too -- just post them on this thread and tag me, and I'll add yours.

Regards,

Doug

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Today's Glympse Glance shows how you can use Public Tags for LEAP Meet Ups.

Regards,

Doug

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Today's Glympse Glance shows how you can find another person at LEAP:

  • open the LEAP US 2018 All map
  • swipe left on the photo bar to see names
  • scroll to the person then tap their picture
  • click "Request Location" (not shown)

They then get an alert on their phone, share their location (as you would, too), and Glympse guides you both on the map to find each other.

Regards,

Doug

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This Glympse Glance shows how we can Share our Locations, Find, and Route to each other at LEAP.

Regards,

Doug

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This Glympse Glance shows what happens when you STOP sharing your location, from both your perspective, and those who might have been watching you.

If you're heading to raid the fridge, might want to stop sharing on your way through the living room; "last known whereabouts" and all. Kind of the Glympse version of hide and seek: warmer...warmer...warmer...you found me!

Oh, and if you've sent a Glympse to someone (let's call her "my darling wife") that you're on your way home from work, but along the way, end up speaking to a colleague (let's call him "I'm pretty sure it was Dave") on your hands free in your vehicle, and decide to pull over somewhere (let's call it "the school parking lot near Doug's home") to finish the conversation (in an effort to be polite to all parties), but forget to turn off Glympse, don't be surprised when you do arrive to hear about it (e.g. "so, I see you stopped at the school for 10 minutes on your way home; how's Dave?")...aka: BUSTED.

Let's call it "True Story".

Regards,

Doug

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Well folks, it is nearly time!

This Glympse Glance shows how ANYONE in the LEAP US 2018 All Private Group can invite anyone to join us!

Please practice a couple of times, so that as we meet each other in Nashville, we can say "What's your cell? I'll send you an invite, and then we can Glympse so we can find each other and get together!"

Remember this guy?

As we all join in and share in leading, it starts a movement!

"The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow, and show others how to follow. When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in!"

Regards,

Doug

P.S. Fyi, many of my screenshots are animated; if you didn't realize that, might want to open the http://tinyurl.com/leapgps again using a browser or your phone

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This Glympse Glance shows how the GPS App affects a Smart Phone battery (and how to minimize the effects).

Regards,

Doug

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Doug, What about us iphone users???? Hope to find you at LEAP! tks Karen Karen Rutz Harvard Alumni Affairs and Development

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I gotcha covered Karen,

The LEAP GPS App is available on both Android and iPhone (and even iPad, I think).

Just follow your nose from http://tinyurl.com/leapgps and sign up!

SEE you at LEAP!

Regards,

Doug

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Hi from Nashville, everyone! Thanks for playing!

Regards,

Doug