Maybe if they sell it, I can get my $10 back. This app never ran well for me. Two different MacBook Airs and a Retina MBP. It was always so unusably sluggish.
In the good ol' days I'd use Pidgin or Adium to handle all my IM needs. I'd keep all of my personal Google Talk, corporate XMPP and Windows Live Messenger contacts and messages in one single place. It was awesome. I didn't care if my contacts used crappy IM services (like AIM), I could have a single, stable, light memory app.
Fast forward a few years later, and now I need an app for Viber, one for Hangouts, one for Skype, one for Whatsapp, one for Facebook Messages and god help me if my contacts start using yet another damned IM service.
Where did we go wrong?
Why not pivot to being a business-oriented product on your own protocol for interacting with your team? There are a few players already, but clearly it's a wanting market.
Why not open source it?
I couldn't figure out what Flamingo did that messages didn't but hearing about Facebook and hangouts dropping XMPP is a bummer if thats the way they're integrated into the messages app.
Does Messages work with Facebook messages?
Also, I have a lot of problem understanding if Messages works with Hangout or only GTalk (as well as what the heck Google is doing with these two things).
theres a way to hack messages to support Facebook messages that I've had going for a few years now. Also, I have my hangout contacts in messages too (for now it seems).