This new App brings iMessage support to Android; uses Mac as server
Most of the iPhone users find it hard to switch to Android just because of Apple’s iPhone exclusive apps including iMessage and FaceTime. There are several alternatives available but people want Apple’s official apps.
If you are one of those Android users who usually miss iMessage, we have a good news for you. There is a new app WeMessage that brings. We Message supports group chats and offers features like Do Not Disturb, attachments, Read Receipts and more. It also claims to use AES encryption.
For now, it works surprisingly well but the app is only for those who own a Mac computer.
This app has been created by a 16-year-old developer Roman Scott. His new app uses weServer on a Mac computer and this server acts as a bridge between the Mac computer and your Android device. Mac computer is needed because iMessage needs to be sent from an Apple device in order to be delivered.
He could try making weServer available for Windows or Linux using few exploits, but that was not a proper solution. He could end up violating several EULAs and known exploits never last longer. As the app uses a Mac and thus doesn’t abandon the whole Apple ecosystem. So, Apple should not take any action.
This app uses a similar approach that we saw in an open-source project last year. That also brought iMessage support to Android using a Mac as the middleman.
Before the last WWDC, we expected the launch of iMessage for Android but that never came. However, Apple improved iMessage a lot and added lots of new features.