- Beeper discontinues efforts to bring iMessage to Android due to ongoing rejections from Apple.
- Apple's actions draw scrutiny; lawmakers request a DOJ investigation into potential unfair treatment.
- Beeper makes its software open source and shifts focus to creating a top-tier chat app.
Beeper has decided to abandon its goal of bringing iMessage to Android. Despite making several improvements, Apple has consistently rejected them. While the company has developed a complicated solution, it intends to create another one if Apple disclaims it again.
Beeper's original purpose was to make it easy to bring iMessage to Android, but the process has become complicated and has taken away from its appeal. Many users have already given up on previous workarounds, and this latest one will likely discourage even more users from using the service.
Apple has been actively trying to bring Beeper down, and they may want to shut down the service altogether. Beeper stated in their blog post that Apple's actions to block Beeper Mini are becoming increasingly difficult for them to defend. The only potential reason left for Apple is that they might make less money selling iPhones if iMessage was available on Android.
Earlier this week, a group of U.S. lawmakers from different political parties requested the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Apple's potential unfair treatment of Beeper. Beeper has made its software open-source for other developers interested in using it. While Beeper has decided to stop pursuing the integration of iMessage with Android, the company plans to refocus its efforts on creating the best chat app in the world in the coming year.
Edited by Shruti Thapa