Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A glance at Glancee exposes innovation in mobile monitoring - Guest Post




 This Article is a Guest Post.

How exciting it would be to meet people of similar interests, living nearby or around you. Glancee is the answer to such an inquisition, which allows people to meet and share their interests. This application is expected to be the next big thing in the world of social networking. Its popularity has mounted since Facebook’s acquisition of the application.

Facebook acquires Glancee and Instagram
Glancee has proved to be an invaluable addition to its mobile apps. With the $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, combined with Glancee, Facebook has a huge success on the mobile platform already. TechCrunch has reported that Facebook has hired Glancee’s three founders and has also purchased its technology.
The current mobile app of Facebook allows the user to “check-in” to various places. But with the addition of Glancee - an app for iPhone and Android, Facebook would be able to advance its mobile platform further, similar to that of its digital platform. The implication nthen is that it is acting similar to cell phone monitoring software, that is it can help track and monitor activities of the user.

The flipside to Glancee
There are always two sides to the story. In this situation, Glancee could face an issue as it relies on real-time data – in practice of communicating with cell phone towers, which uses too much battery.
Another major issue is the privacy concerns, which ties in to almost every app available in the market. The upside of Glancee is that it blends the tastes of different people, searches for people with similar tastes, likes and dislikes. It is evident that this app is going to be one of the users’ personal favorites. However, a word of caution for the users who are very particular about their privacy – they shouldn’t use Glancee, as the app makes personal details accessible to other users in the first place.

Don’t be shy anymore!
Glancee provides an opportunity to shy and reclusive people to talk to or bond with people they like. The app connects people by suggesting and sharing information about people who share similar tastes and allows them to initiate a conversation and get familiar with each other. People who are not comfortable having face to face conversations with others find Glancee particularly useful in connecting with like minded people.

Cell phone monitoring: Its getting Old
Cell phone monitoring has been going on for a long time, but it is necessary that are aware of this activity being carried out by application developers, who try to obtain user information to improve their own applications. They want to understand the user, their demands and expectations from the apps and the money they would be willing to spend on an app. Keeping this in view, Glancee does not seem to be a ground breaking application. Nevertheless, what is undoubted is that Glancee is all set to redefine phone monitoring as we know it in the social networking world.

Justin Kane writes about cell phone monitoring software for Mobistealth. He loves to write about computers and cell phones security. Kane can be reached at justink5811@gmail.com

 

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2 comments:

Sunil Vaswani said...

I liked your post , as it deals with not only disadvantages but also advantages

Do you think fb would launch this feature , or avoid because of lots of disadvantages emphasized in blogs?

Sunil

cling hillman said...

I'm really concerned with its legality. Do you think that could be considered as an invasion of privacy?

I badly need your advice.



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