AirMessage

Use iMessage on any Android phone 💬

#3 Product of the DayApril 01, 2019
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Apple’s messaging network has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, though it has long been locked down to their platforms. But now, AirMessage makes it easy to send and receive iMessages on any Android device.
Reviews
  • Carson Long
    Carson LongI love finding new technology
    Pros: 

    - Works as advertised - Gives very detailed instructions

    Cons: 

    - Potentially very intrusive from a privacy standpoint - Does not have all the iMessage features - Need a dedicated host Mac

    Definitely a cool technical project. I could have got on board except that I would have needed a dedicated Mac as a server host. I obviously can't use my day-to-day Mac for that, as I'm carrying it around with me most of the time. That prevents me from making AirMessage my go-to texting app bc I wouldn't be able to use it on the go. And if it's not my go-to app I'd rather remove it (for privacy reasons) and just use my native Android messaging. If I really need to iMessage someone I'll just stick with using my Mac and icloud address.

    Carson Long has used this product for one day.
  • Jared Phillips
    Jared PhillipsGrowth hacker
    Pros: 

    Does what it says on the tin

    Cons: 

    Not quite perfect

    Will be sweet relief once itts in full flow!

    Jared Phillips has used this product for one week.
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Hemanth Soni
Hemanth Soni@hemanth_soni · Senior Consultant, Monitor Deloitte
What are the odds Apple can shut this down? I've heard other solutions in the past relied on loopholes that Apple closed after a while.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@hemanth_soni yeah prob will get shut down soon i'd guess
Matija Abicic
Matija Abicic@matijaabicic · Product Manager @getgenea
This isn't the first time something like this popped up. A few years ago there was a similar product, turned out all the requests were proxied through a mac mini somewhere in China or something. Lots of people were changing their apple id passwords in a frenzy :)
Hemanth Soni
Hemanth Soni@hemanth_soni · Senior Consultant, Monitor Deloitte
@matijaabicic In this case, your own Mac is the "server" that is receiving the messages and relaying them to the Android app. I don't think it's a problem with this one.
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith ShanbhagHunter@amrith · Community + Social at Product Hunt
Not an April Fool's prank! 👀
Sven van der Zee
Sven van der Zee@svenvdz · Founder PlayStudio apps
@amrith really?
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith ShanbhagHunter@amrith · Community + Social at Product Hunt
@svenvdz really, watch this 🙊
Guillaume Bardet
Guillaume Bardet@guillaumebardet · Working on Qlearly.com
Very interesting! Just the other day I was watching a video with a bunch of Youtubers mentioning this was one of their main issue with Android. Curious to see where this goes.
Asher Weintraub
Asher Weintraub@ashman1012
I swear to God if this is an April fool's prank