A new subscription-based app called Beeper promises to unify 15 messaging apps.
Eric Migicovsky, CEO and founder of Pebble (famed wearable manufacturer) just launched Beeper, a new messaging client that aims to house everything from iMessage to WhatsApp to Signal and Slack. Facebook Messenger, Discord and even Google Meet are listed services.
To put it real simply, for $10 USD a month, Beeper combines the inboxes from services like Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, iMessage, and WhatsApp. Once services are logged into, users can search through all of those services via Beeper, experience a single interface for all of them, and access other features that come standard with Beeper.
So, how can you use iMessage on Windows? From Beeper:
This was a tough one to figure out! Beeper has two ways of enabling Android, Windows and Linux users to use iMessage: we send each user a Jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper app installed which bridges to iMessage, or if they have a Mac that is always connected to the internet, they can install the Beeper Mac app which acts as a bridge.
If you don’t have an always-online Mac, Beeper will send you an upcycled iPhone 4S that’s jailbroken to act as a bridge.
Beeper is going to run on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows and Linus, though we could not find the iOS version on the App Store — and Beeper doesn’t present download links on its site.
Right now, Beeper isn’t an app you can freely download and start using. To get registered, follow this link, tell them which services you use on a daily basis, and then prepare to wait.
That being said, this seems exactly like the kind of thing that Apple has lawyers around to shut down.