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6 Dec, 2023
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The app claims to offer a native iMessage experience on Android, closely resembling the iPhone counterpart, using a unique connection method that is directly linked to Apple's services.

Unlike previous attempts, Beeper Mini's innovative approach involves "reverse-engineering" iMessage, eliminating the need for signing in with an Apple ID on remote servers. Users can now sign in directly through Apple, ensuring a more secure and native connection. The app even functions without an Apple ID sign-in, although this limits cross-device support.

Beeper Mini stands out by allowing users to utilize their phone numbers for iMessage, a departure from other Android apps that primarily rely on Apple IDs.

The app's redesign offers a fresh look, merging elements of Google Messages and iMessage.

The transparency of Beeper's development process and the open-source nature of its backend add a layer of trust to the innovative application. Beeper has even published a proof-of-concept on GitHub, showcasing the functionality for those interested in the app's inner workings.

While the legal protection of reverse engineering for interoperability provides some security (DMCA (specifically section 1201F)), questions about Apple's reaction to Beeper Mini remain. The app encrypts messages for added security, a feature that Beeper argues could benefit iPhone users. However, the uncertainty surrounding Apple's response leaves room for speculation.

Beeper Mini is now available for download on Android via the Play Store, offering a 7-day free trial. After the trial period, users can continue with the service for a monthly fee of $2.