The inventor of iMessage leaves Apple for a messaging startup
Andrew Vyrros, the man who led development on iMessage and FaceTime while at Apple, has left the company for messaging startup Layer. The company announced the news yesterday, but Vyrros left Apple several months ago, sources tell The Verge, where he was also responsible for Apple’s push notification services, iTunes Genius, Game Center, and Back To My Mac. Prior to Apple, Vyrros held leadership roles at Yahoo and Xerox PARC, and was a developer at Steve Jobs’ NeXT computer company.
I’m in shock! Before I was in doubt if there was somebody left behind iMessages @ Apple. Now, I’m sure they all left the building.