Beacon automatic email
The feature request is for Strava to automatically send an email on activity start.
At present, beacon uses a manual process to send an SMS to a recipient, this requires a manual step on the Android or IOS device, and then if the recipient wants to "watch" the activity on a computer, they need to copy and paste the link into a different application (such as an email client) to get it to their desktop. If the link is sent to a user that does not have a smartphone, they would need to manually retype the link into a web browser.
The recipient obviously needs a web browser to be able to open the link, I would reasonably presume that anyone that has a web browser also has email.
If Strava were able to send an email directly from the Strava infrastructure, on activity start it would remove teh currect manual steps required.
Anyone that receives the link on a smartphone will still be able to open the link, and anyone that receives the link on a desktop will be able to open the link.
Managing email recipients could be done from the web interface or the smartphone app.
The cost to Strava of sending email is minimal.