You Can Play Ingress Today - Without an Activation Code!
(story of a friend who is waiting for the invite- this is not my story)
I still remember when I did not have my invite yet, but that hasn't stopped me from "playing". You can play, too!
Stop waiting for an invite, start looking for portals! Before, I used to zipped around my home town, taking pictures of candidate portals. I found some interesting buildings, statues, and structures -- some man made, some natural. It's amazing what you can see in the world, when you just stop and pay attention to it.
I snapped pictures of all the structures, then shared them to Niantic Ops. I gave them names and uploaded them.
Since I installed the game even without the activation code, I snapping pictures to create more portals. You can, too!
To Create Portals
► Download the Ingress app
► Enable GPS on the camera app
► Take a picture with your camera app
► Use the share option to share it with NIA Super OP.
► It will now send an email to the NIA Super OPs to review the picture.
If your picture meets the general criteria for portals it will be added to the game within 2-3 weeks. http://goo.gl/xSpm3
Don't wait for an invite, start helping to build the game today! This way, when you DO get your invite, there will be a database full of portals for nearby players to interact with!
After 5 days of snapping pictures,I got my code. In my own opinion it seems that you are easily notice if you do help them build the database on your location.