If you’re looking to let family know when you’re going to arrive, GoGo and Glympse have teamed up to let people know your location — even 30,000 feet in the air. Simply by logging into the Glympse app, and using the GoGo in-flight WiFi, you can have your location sent to anyone via SMS or email.
The app will be updated this Friday, so don’t get too excited just yet. The location tracking service is popular with Android users, having over one million installs and an average rating of 4.6 stars. Of course, if you don’t have Glympse, or those you want to keep updated on your flight don’t, there is another way.
By doing a simple search for the flight you’re on, those on the ground can easily track your status via Google Now. A card will pop-up to alert them to your arrival time, or if the flight is delayed a bit. While it’s not quite as fun as real-time location tracking, it’s just as simple a method, and requires no effort on your part once in the air.
Of course, being able to track your whereabouts like those headrest monitors on a plane can be fun, especially when someone is overly anxious to see you. Once you’re being tracked, the person waiting for you to land will see your flight status, plane speed, and real-time arrival time updates. Best of all, you don’t even need to keep your device on during the flight — even though you can, now.
VIA: Android Central