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Location Glimpse – Architecture

This post explains the architecture of Location Glimpse.

Key components

Location glimpse has 3 major components.

  1. Force.com Inbound Email handler to 

    • Parse Glympse Mobile App emails.

    • Push those Glympse details to the respective user’s feed as “LinkPost” !

  2. Location Viewer, an Apex/Visualforce page to 

    • View location of user into Google Maps.

    • Chat and collaborate on the mapped location via Chatter comments.

  3. A Peer Search Visualforce Page to 

    • Search, see (maps) and chat about your peer’s last locations.

    • Request latest location updates from peers.

The diagram below shows the detailed flow of how location is shared, and chatted via Location Glimpse application.

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