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

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

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

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

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

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    I've always wanted to pay monthly to share my thoughts with a platform that none of my friends are on.
     
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    Saladinos

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    There's a free tier now. Subsidised by other users, not ads.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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

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

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    The "free tier" is another benefit to those who pay. You can now invite your friends. Random people still can't sign up.
     
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    powaking

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    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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