What if I told you that there was a way to combine all your messaging apps into one application? That would be a mind-blowing experience. This great new app that will soon be available is called Beeper. Imagine unifying all your chats from WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Messenger and several other messaging apps into one.
Beeper creator, Eric Migicovsky who founded Pebble smartwatches is attempting to unify almost 15 messaging apps into one interface. Through the app, you can search, snooze or archive messages under one inbox.
You’d think the most exciting feature is how it combines all these chat apps into one app but there’s still one great feature to look out for. Once it’s finally available, Beeper will also provide support for Apple’s iMessage on Android, Windows and Linux.
Beeper creator Eric says how he managed to get iMessage work on Android and Windows was a bit tricky but he managed with a little tinkering here and there.
Under the frequently asked questions on Beeper’s website, there lies an explanation about how iMessages is able to work on Android, Windows and Linux. The application has two ways of enabling other users apart from Apple users to access iMessage. They’ll send each user a jail broken iPhone with the app installed which bridges to iMessage.
In a follow-up tweet, he shows a picture of a number of old iPhones that will be upcycled for use with Beeper. People are not sure however if the phones will come at a cost more than the $10.
Another way is if someone has a Mac that is always connected to the internet, they can install the Beeper Mac app which acts as a bridge. The app formerly known as NovaChat will be adding more chat apps on its platform with time.
For now, Beeper has 15 messaging apps which include;
- Android messages (SMS)
- Twitter Direct Messages
- Facebook Messenger
- Beeper Network
Beeper is built on the open-source matrix messaging protocol. Basically, Matrix offers an API that allows developers to connect with other chat networks using a “bridge,” which relays the messages back and forth from one side to another according to TechCrunch.
The app doesn’t appear to be widely used yet though it’s creator Eric says he has been using it for two years. For now, you can sign up for Beeper through this link where you’ll access a form and fill in a few details after which you’ll receive an invitation to join. Users will pay a monthly subscription of $10 (shs 36,900).
Migicovsky, the app creator has more plans for the platform. Apart from just sharing texts and audios like your typical chat app, he hopes to bring new features that would enable users schedule calendar events from within the chats.
Everything surrounding the app sounds exciting and people surely cant wait to get their hands on it when its finally available. A few people have low hopes for the app with claims that trying to make iMessages available for Android and Windows could cause possible litigation from Apple.