rutherford Posted March 2 Share Posted March 2 (edited) Friggin Tim Cook and the Apple monster finally had me give in and switch to an iPhone. It hasn’t been all bad, the apple AirPods I never would have tried, and wow are they terrific. I’d love to get the functionality of iMessage on a web interface AND a phone of my choosing (android Pixel). Looks like Beeper is doing exactly that. The creator blog mentions being at their work laptop and not wanted to pull out iPhone for messaging. I have a whole pile of apps that are “messaging apps”: Signal, iMessage, WhatsApp, FB Messenger, and Discord. And Instagram. Facepalm. I already have a NAS (unRaid) 24/7 home server with Docker. There IS a Matrix chat how-to for unRaid, which is probably where I’ll start and participate. I’m ready to get a Mac mini (how I hear Beeper is making iMessage work). I’ve tried several times to get a Macinabox VM going but for one reason or another it’s been like pulling teeth. I’m also going to require damn near 100% uptime for this project. And what a good opportunity to combine all those messengers. Otherwise I’ll have to add Blue Bubbles or We Message as yet ANOTHER messenger app to keep track of. And then what do I use as my primary messenger app or actual SMS? So, I’d like to see a more robust wiki how-to for the setup that Beeper is doing. So I’ll write it. At $10/mo I’d like to figure out the self hosting thing! I’d be happy for any additional resources you folks know of. Especially someone that’s done it before wink https://github.com/beeper/self-host https://forums.unraid.net/topic/127917-guide-matrix-synapse-w-postgres-db-chat-server-element-web-client-coturn-voice/ https://blog.beeper.com/p/were-building-the-best-chat-app-on https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/21/beeper-brings-imessage-to-android-and-windows/ my reddit post in /selfhosted https://www.reddit.com/r/selfhosted/comments/11fa14l/stick_it_to_apple_imessage/ Edited March 5 by rutherford Quote Link to comment
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