Project Amy Allows Users to Send Private Messages via Messages for OS X

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Steve Streza of Pocket (via MacStories) participated in's hackathon over the weekend, producing Project Amy, which offers a way to integrate private messages with Apple's Messages app for the Mac.

    Project Amy uses both's private messaging API that was introduced in December and Apple's IMServicePlugin.framework to add as an account in Messages. It shows up as an account type option after being installed, much like other services AIM and Google Talk.

    After entering a username and password, contacts are displayed in the buddy list. Clicking on a contact opens a chat window, which begins an private message conversation.
    Streza notes that Project Amy is a beta and that it may have bugs. The software can be downloaded directly from

    Article Link: Project Amy Allows Users to Send Private Messages via Messages for OS X
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    I've always wanted to pay monthly to share my thoughts with a platform that none of my friends are on.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    There's a free tier now. Subsidised by other users, not ads.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I believe it has a fair amount of restrictions, though.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    Except for the cost part it sounds exactly like Google+!
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    The "free tier" is another benefit to those who pay. You can now invite your friends. Random people still can't sign up.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2008
    I just want the iOS Messages app to include Google/AIM just like the OSX version. Why is that so hard? Oh and sharing the same icon would be nice too.

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