The founder of the Pebble smartwatch company, Eric Migicovsky, launched Beeper, a new app that lets you can chat in 15 different messengers at once.
According to the official website of the app, Beeper supports the following services:
- Facebook Messenger
- Android Messages (SMS)
- Beeper network
Beeper integrates with the world’s most popular messaging services like Telegram, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp, but what makes this app really interesting is its support for iMessage since it’s only officially available on Apple devices.
The creator of Beeper stated that the app supports iMessage on Android, Windows and Linux. However, this feature includes "some trickery" for its implementation. In case the user has a Mac computer with an Internet connection, he/she can install the Beeper Mac app on it. It will act as a bridge, similar to AirMessage, which brings iMessage to Android.
If the user does not have a Mac device, Eric Migicovsky is ready to send users "a jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper application installed" that would act as a bridge. On Twitter, he announced that he has 50 iPhone 4S phones that are ready to be upcycled for using the Beeper app:
Beeper uses the open-source Matrix instant messaging protocol and costs $10 per month to subscribe.
However, the app is not widely available at the moment. On its website, Beeper asks prospective users to fill out a form for an invitation.