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The app represents a departure from previous methods of accessing iMessage on non-Apple devices, which typically involved relaying messages through a Mac hosted in the cloud or signing in with an ‌Apple ID‌. Beeper Mini’s approach involves direct communication with Apple’s servers by registering a user’s phone number with iMessage, a process that apparently required extensive reverse engineering of Apple’s messaging system.

This immediately read as high risk for me given it used to be really annoying to deregister a phone number from iMessage, but I guess Apple made it much easier at some point. Neat!

Beeper Mini Brings iMessage to Android With No Need for Apple ID Sign-In

Beeper Mini, a new app that ostensibly brings iMessage to Android devices with no need for sign-in with Apple ID credentials, today launched on the...


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