Andrew Vyrros, former iMessage lead at Apple, now at messaging startup Layer
Andrew Vyrros, formerly a senior engineer at Apple leading the team behind iMessage, has left the company to become CTO of Layer, a messaging startup. In addition to iMessage, Vyrros' team was also responsible for building and running FaceTime, Apple's Push Notification Service (PNS), and Back to My Mac. Layer aims to build a messaging platform and API that can be built into apps, and Vyrros, who actually left Apple a few months ago, says that he joined the company to help build that platform. According to Layer's blog:
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