The GroupMe messaging app has now been launched for the Windows Phone 7 platform, according to a report . With this, the application now supports all the major platforms including iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
Notably, WP7 will get its dedicated group messaging application with the upcoming Mango update.
The app brings messaging and conference call features to the WP7 platform. Notably, the two features are also available in Android and iOS versions. Whenever a Wi-Fi connection is available, the app uses it for sending messages otherwise it uses SMS.
However, the other popular features such as photo sharing and location mapping are not currently available to the Windows Phone 7 users as they are still in the development stage.
GroupMe is calling the Windows Phone 7 app just a preview since the users are getting only the basic functionalities, but it still helps the users cut down on their SMS charges and users can manage their groups as well. The advanced features would be brought by GroupMe later.
The GroupMe app has Foursquare integration as well, so the users can check in at different venues and find out if their friends are nearby or not.
In the full version of GroupMe, users need to create a group, add friends and send message to all the friends. Once the group has been created, the group gets a unique phone number through which messages are sent to all members of the group. The group members can also be viewed on a map as well. A conference call can be started by just dialling the group phone number.