Using osom.me via sms, #commands

To post status update 
Any sms to osom.me that doesn't begin with #, is treated as post, e.g. Just woke up, hungry, sleepy, happy! will be posted on your timeline for friends to see. Any command begins with #, e.g. #help

To invite/accept friends
To sucessfully use osom.me you need only 3 commands: #invite, #yes, #no
#INVITE NAME NUMBER - invite new friend
#YES - accept latest invite
#YES NUMBER - accept invite from NUMBER
#NO NUMBER - decline or cancel invite, or remove confirmed friend

Here NAME is a nick you give to your friend, max 12 latin chars, beginning with letter, symbols not allowed, visible to friend. NUMBER is international notation without "+" e.g. in LV it is 3712xxxxxxx

  • you get first invite - reply to osom.me #yes to accept it. 
  • you want to invite John to be your friend - reply to osom.me #invite John 3712*******
  • you decide to cancel invitation to/from John - reply to osom.me #no 3712*******
  • you received 2 invites: from Jack (37121111111) and from Ann (37122222222). You want to accept Ann, but ignore Jack. reply to osom.me #yes 37122222222
  • if you just received just one invite, or you received several invites but want to accept the latest one - reply to osom.me #yes without any number.
Direct messaging
To send private messages to a friend begin message with @username , e.g.
@john private message visible only to you and John

Other useful commands, but no need to memorize them
#LISTFRIENDS - list confirmed friends
#LISTINVITES - list any invite sent or received by you
#NAME NEWNAME - change own nick
#RENAME OLDNAME NEWNAME - rename friend, visible only to you

#REG - generate new password for web access
#SILENCE [x] - silence sms notificatons [for x hours]. If you ever send any sms to the service, notifications will resume again

Using osom.me in browser

Once you replied #yes to invite, we send you password. Now, go to beta.osom.me and login with your mobile phone number with country code, but without plus. For Latvia, this is 3712xxxxxxx. Use password from sms.

If you ever forget password, send #reg to osom.me mobile number to generate new password. 

Start using osom.me

Is a private social network to share short updates with 7 closest friends.

Post you updates  (160 symbols) and read what others posted whenever you have a spare moment.

Our website is optimized for smartphone, but if you don't have one, you still can post updates anytime anywhere via sms. 

SMS is also useful if you have smartphone but no data (e.g. roaming).
In response, you get summary of friends' updates.

e.g. you send sms to 37127445416 (our current number in LV, sms to this number are standard rate, i.e. what you usually pay to your operator, around $0.05 in LV)
Just woke up. Anyone, lunch at Black Monks around 12:30?

and osom.me replies with
5M JACK:10km run this morning, feeling great!
:) JOE: No traffic today, early to office, coffee FTW!
15M JOHN:Feeling sick, staying at home, waiting for a doc
45M JOHN:Morning
2H :( ANN:Woke up early, at the airport, waiting at the gate to fly to Stockholm.
:) JOE: Gnight!
3H JOE: What a night, finally at home.
2 message(s) cut, full history at http://beta.osome.me

here, you see message from friends Joe 3 hours ago, Ann 2 hours ago, John 15-45 minutes ago,  Joe 5 minutes ago. There are more older messages, if they do not fit into long sms, we cut it. Just update your status couple of times a day, and you should be fine. And you still can see full history in web:


Registration is by invitation only. Once you receive sms invitation from friend or admin (Me:), reply "#yes" without quote marks. Congrats! Now you are a user. You will receive sms containing password for web access. Now you can fully use osom.me via sms or web.

More about SMS commands
More about web interface