Project Amy integrates app.net messaging into Apple's Messages for Mac
Developer Steve Streza, best known as part of the Pocket team, has taken his Apparchy joint from last year -- the one that let you post to app.net (ADN)'s micro-blogging service via the official Twitter client -- and upstaged it with Project Amy, a way to post to ADN's messaging platform with Apple's Messages app for Mac. Streza writes on Informal Protocol:
Project Amy tops what I did with Apparchy. It deeply integrates App.net into a major app. It doesn’t rely on a proxy server (or in fact communicate with any API except for App.net), so there’s no concerns about privacy and far less issues with stability. It uses 100% public, documented APIs that are exposed, so updates will not break the plugin (in theory). It’s super simple to set up; just run the installer and add your account information. And it is an integration in an app used by millions of people, with a wide intersection of the people who use App.net. It fixes all of the problems, makes Messages more useful, and makes App.net more useful.
Streza is careful to warn that Project Amy should be considered a beta, but that it's already proven transformative for both his ADN and Messages use.
If you have an ADN account and use Messages for Mac, you can grab Project Amy via the link below.
Source: Informal Protocol