Well, we promised you there was more coming… and here it is!
Our iPhone and Android apps have been updated once again with some awesome new features.
Our new default home screen gives you quick access to four tabs: groups, people, activity feed, and featured groups.
- Groups displays all the groups you’re in, plain and simple.
- People shows you all your contacts who are using GroupMe.
- Activity shows your friends who just started using GroupMe, and groups that are available for you to join [more on this below…]
- Featured collects groups that you might want to start. For example, you can start one of our special SXSW groups from this tab.
Now you can open up any group for friends to join. When you start a joinable group, your contacts using GroupMe will see it in their app. They can request to join with one tap, and can then be approved or denied by the group creator.
You can even publish a public invite for a joinable group on Twitter or Facebook so you can bring in even more friends!
You can now set an avatar that will show up next to all your messages in either app. The chat has never looked better.
Better relationships and contact integration
Tap on any person in the GroupMe app. You’ll see your mutual groups at a glance. With one tap, you can start a new group with them or add them to your phone address book.
Now, see special locations on your group’s map view. For example, this week, if you have a SXSW GroupMe, you’ll be able to learn about GroupMe’s secrets in Austin, and see where all the best parties are.
Data connection detection
We now detect when you have a bad data connection, and present the option to drop down to SMS. It’s perfect for areas with a poor connection… like, say, a crowded Austin Convention Center.
And lots of little things…
For example, you now have the ability to set your nickname in each group and choose whether you want to receive new user notifications. Plus, there are plenty of bug fixes and optimizations.
Catch us on Twitter or Facebook with any questions. If you’re having trouble with one of the apps, contact support via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s all for now!
P.S.: While the iPhone app should be available immediately, it may take a few hours before you see the updated Android app in the Market. It’s worth the wait! #)