Amity is a new messaging app that’s going to have to fight for survival

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In 2016, building a brand new messaging app and hoping it catches on seems particularly quixotic.

Why spend two years building an app that must ceaselessly throw itself against the wall of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Kik and the rest? If you’re of the Steve Jobs school of thought, then “a positive impact on the world,” would be your answer, of course.

That’s the story of Johnny Cheng. The 27-year-old and his band of fellow twenty-somethings have built a free iOS and Android app, Amity, in “complete secrecy” on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia. …

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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