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  1. Bookmarked locations

    Allow users to configure bookmarked locations like "home", "work" and send via sms "at home".

    17 votes
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  2. #whereis [user] command

    Add a new command to query user location and get something like "John reported that he was in Honolulu 1 day ago"

    10 votes
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  3. SMS queue management by local gateway

    Refer to slowness problem during MBDS field testing during mid of March. It seems that response from GeoChat to local gateway is pretty slow, let say 1 minute per message, hence 10 messages could take 10 minutes to be sent.

    If we move queue management to a local gateway, in the other hand local application etc., this would reduce work load of GeoChat server.

    6 votes
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  4. Handle USNG coordinates

    Be able to send USNG and MGRS coordinates as well as lat/long for positioning.

    6 votes
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  5. Add support for localized SMS message texts

    Currently all messages exchanged through SMS, email etc are in english. Add support for additional languages and scripts.
    Maybe the language can be cycled between english and other local languages corresponding to the phone's country just by sending a #lang command?

    5 votes
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  6. Allow group owner to add name, phone number on web site for NEW group members

    If I want to create a group and the people are not on GeoChat, it would easiest if I could just...
    - Add thier name, display name, phone on the website and then in one step it goes to theri phone.

    - Right now you can add a csv file but that is a big barrier to most of us.

    4 votes
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  7. Encoding errors on messages

    Two users are seeing (sporadically) "@" characters mixed with their messages when sent via SMS:

    User 1:
    http://geochat.instedd.org/Messages/MessageSource?messageId=bf0d0cb9-b946-46df-8a3d-a4c5347d9296

    Phone: Motorola MOTOROKR Z6
    Carrier: Movistar, Argentina

    User 2:
    http://geochat.instedd.org/Messages/MessageSource?messageId=7936fc42-6b3f-4f48-b35e-2576bc076cfc

    Phone: Motorola ROKR W5
    Carrier: Movistar, Argentina

    If you look for more messages on group 30332466-66d8-4de3-838b-7afa9164e7d4, you'll see many more examples.

    3 votes
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  8. Support "OFF" per group

    When I turn off a channel, sometimes I want to do so just for a particular group. i.e. my "high pri" group should always be able to get through me via SMS, but my "news" group may only arrive by email.

    2 votes
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  9. (from Ghana_Zuriel) Make it easier to do mass sign ups/group creation

    A customer in Ghana wants to sign up 250 people in a number of GeoChat groups, but the sign up process seemed too long and involved to do it easily. He wants it to be even easier for people to participate in groups. We may need to follow up further to understand the details of how to fix this. (from Mary Jane after conversation on 6/12 with Alex)

    2 votes
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  10. SMS command to update group

    Cambodia CDC feedback: Vanra suggested that group require "making group as chat room" should be updatable, like for now Dr.Sovann sometime want a group to be chat room and sometime want to change it back.

    2 votes
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  11. wait for my confirmation before deactivate my mobile phone

    In my profile page, when i click off button right of Recieve SMS field. It just deactivate my mobile phone without my confirmation

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    You can now turn it back on with no hassle so there is no need to confirm if it is being deactivated/activated – you can see the current status

  12. Multiple phones for a user

    Allow one user to have multiple phone numbers, maybe for different countries

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  14. Change default group but map doesn't change

    When I change the default group to another and go to map page. The map still displayed the previous group's map.

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  15. Let user upload their own KML layers on the map

    Let a user upload a KML file and display it on top of the map where the conversations are being held. May contain pushpins, semitransparent polygons, or image overlays; or whatever other elements are already supported by Google Maps display of KML. Let the uploads be seen by all group members. Admins can delete these of course.

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  16. Provide an http API to send blasts to a group

    Allow a developer to send blasts to a group by making an HTTP GET or POST request. The API should allow to specify the group, and a set of user's tags to use as filters (The tags would be ANDed). Mockup:

    http://[geochat]/api/blast?group={groupname}&msg={messagehere}&fltertags=tag1,tag2

    For extra cookie points, provide an HTML widget that can be added to any site to allow this.

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