If you are using many messaging apps for different contacts and different purposes, it would be very convenient to have just one app where you can access them all. The creator of Pebble, one of the first wearables on the market, has created a new app called Beeper that is “a unified inbox for 15 chat networks” so you don’t have to constantly switch from one app to another. But of course this is not free as you will have to pay $ 10 a month to be able to use it.
Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, is responsible for the new Beeper app, which can allow you to have one place for all your messaging apps. This includes Signal, Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Android Messages (SMS), Telegram, Twitter, Slack, Hangouts, Instagram, Skype, IRC, Matrix, and the Beeper network, among others. You can also self-host with the full Matrix + bridge stack or run the Beeper install script on your 4GB Raspberry Pi amd64 server.
What’s also surprising is that you can run iMessage on your Android, Windows, and Linux devices. You will have to use a jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper app installed and connecting to iMessage. They can also use a Macbook that is always connected to the internet and the Beeper Mac app will act as a bridge. An app that can make iMessage work outside of an iOS device is always interesting.
Beeper says they opened all of their bridges so users can see how the app connects to each messaging network. This way, they can also check the security of their data and if they want to self-host they can do that too. Of course, they will need a Beeper subscription to make the operating system, as well as the other requirements mentioned above.
For now, you will have to queue for register with Beeper. You will receive a message saying thank you, but there is a waiting list, which may be a marketing tactic or it may be the truth. If you log in, you will have to pay $ 10 a month to be able to get all of your messaging apps along with just one app.