Comments on: Tools you can trust for the perfect hanami Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: Joseph Tame Sun, 04 Apr 2010 14:09:50 +0000 Great article!

I think another good app for hanami is Glympse – it’s a free GPS app that allows you send your exact location to any email address. If the recipient also has an iPhone they can either view your location on a static Google Map image (and reload to get an update on your location if you’re moving), or, if they have Glympse installed too they can see your live position in relation to theirs. It’s great when you’re trying to meet someone – we used it with a team of ten when live-streaming the Tokyo Marathon, couldn’t have done without it. No more phone calls trying to explain exactly where you are (“Well, we’re under a cherry tree, sitting on a blue plastic sheet…”).

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