Add an "email friends to join GeoChat" feature with SMS explanation
Tonight I wanted to form a group with a few friends, and it would be easiest if they got instruction for how to join from their phones in an email - but one that wrote exactly what they needed to do. "You have been invited to join the group SFDOC that is for people in San Francisco to let each other know when they are about to see documentaries for last minute meetups." Send Donna*SFDOC from your phone to the number 44911 to join. I imagine there woudl be a button after you create a gruop saying "send email to others" or it could be an SMS, but one that had exactly what each person needed to do.
Mike Blyth commented
I've been trying to set up two groups, one with mainly expats and one mainly Nigerians. In both groups, a major problem seems to be the barrier of understanding what the group is and how to join. The instructions are clear to us geeks but not to everyone. So I have to use FrontlineSMS & email to send a heads-up beforehand, and more for follow-up, just to get people joined. So a better set of instructions, starting with a customized SMS message, would be great.
Adminedjez (Admin, GeoChat) commented
I think this is a great idea we will see if we can sneak it into an ongoing release, or plan it for the next one (they happen every 6 weeks), thank you