Android/Mac: For those living in the Apple world, iMessage is a part of daily life. Once you jump ship, you're SOL. PieMessage lets you keep using iMessage on Android, but you'll need a Mac running a server to use it. PieMessage isn't exactly a quick fix. You'll need to download a Mac server, and set up a Java Web Server. The developer, Eric Chee, refers to the project as a "super alpha prototype", so don't expect it to work out of the box. Still, given that cross-platform compatibility isn't a priority for iMessage, it's encouraging to see someone try.
PieMessage Brings iMessage To Android, Using A Mac As A Server
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