April 13, 2012


A couple of months ago, whilst playing with Messages Beta for Mac, it occured to me that it’d be a lot of fun to programmatically send messages. After I built a basic, insecure Ruby Shell for iMessage, David Kendal decided to rebuild it and switch to Scheme - for which a secure sandboxed version existed in the form of Heist.

After a fair bit of testing, bugfixing and building a quick instruction site, we released iREPL today. My old Mac Mini is sat on a Wardrobe at the University Of York acting as the server for this.

Try iREPL out or take a look at the source code. I’m quite looking forward to seeing what else people come up with using it.