The app, which is expected no to last very long, pairs iPhone’s messaging system to nearly any Android phone. Android users who have tested the piece of software said it works surprisingly well.
weMessage is the creation of a 16-year-old student, Roman Scott, who first unveiled the app on Reddit last weekend. In a written statement, he presented himself and let Redditors know that his first app for the Play Store is weMessage, which is compatible with Android phones and tablets.
Scott explained that he created the app because Android users cannot access the iMessage “ecosystem”. However, weMessage is not completely independent of Apple since it needs an Apple device to run.
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The developer noted that his app needs a messaging server to work but the “weServer” can only run on a Mac. In other words, the server is a “bridge” between the two types of operating system. The server’s business is to process texts and convert them into iMessages to and from an Android operating system.
The Mac computer comes into play because any iMessage sent needs to be processed by an Apple server or an Apple device. If Scott would have paired weMessages with Linux or Windows, he would have created an illegal software that would have likely got banned in the future.
It is worth noting that Scott’s app is not the first of its kind. Several developers have tried to pair iPhone apps with the Android system via an Apple device, but Apple has consistently fixed the issues by updates. Scott is aware of the problem and promised to find a workaround for Apple’s updates. Meanwhile, you can download his app here.
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