Berkanan Messenger 4+

Bluetooth Messenger

IZE, Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 211 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Berkanan is what people nearby are talking about right now. Join the conversation. Discover interesting people. From festivals to conferences and college campuses, Berkanan is there.

Berkanan is a Bluetooth-powered group messaging app. It gives people a way to communicate in situations with poor or no cellular connectivity. Alongside group messaging, Berkanan also allows private one-to-one encrypted messaging. The range for these messages is about 70 meters, but if there are people between you and your intended recipient with the app installed, Berkanan can send messages further by going through other users' devices.

• Nearby Messaging: Chat with people nearby. Send public and private messages.
• P2P: Messages travel from device to device.
• Offline: Works offline, only with Bluetooth. No need for Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity.
• Notifications: Works in the background. Get notified of nearby users and messages.
• No Account: Use it without the need to register for an account.

• Edit Profile: Add personality to your profile.
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Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. Offers and pricing subject to change without notice.

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What’s New

Version 3.0.8

• Fixes an issue that could cause users not to appear in Nearby. Thank you, Michael!
• Fixes an issue that caused the user private message notification content extension's height to shrink after being displayed.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

Andrew1243 ,

Very Good (Edit)

Edit: Thank you for the advice! Now I am alerted to messages after telling my brother to turn on notifications. The fact that this works so well without Wi-Fi at all is miraculous, and I will keep 5 Stars for support. But I have some suggestions, if you can add these, it would be excellent.
For starters, picture messages and GIFs would be good to have. This may be a bit too much to ask, but if you can add Tapbacks and animated texts like iMessage along with videos, that would be excellent. But that is a lot to ask, if you could add picture messages, that would be good enough for me.

Original Post:This app permits me to send unlimited messages and make unlimited calls free of charge with Bluetooth enabled. Furthermore, it does not demand for my information or pelt me with ”Go Pro!” bubbles. And for a person who doesn’t pay for cellular data, this is useful to text without Wi-Fi. I recommend.
Only one suggestion, enable an option in settings to turn on notifications so that I may be cognizant if a friend texts me.

Developer Response ,

Edit: Thank you for your feedback and suggestions! I think sharing files (i.e., pictures) is a great one. Don't hesitate to contact us with your other feature requests in the future. Happy messaging with your friends using Berkanan.

Hi Andrew! Thank you for your review! To be notified prominently when your friend texts you follow these instructions: In the app go to Settings by tapping the button in the top right corner in Nearby, then scroll down to Notifications and tap Deliver Prominently.

MMag05 ,

Great App Good Feedback from Developer

What an awesome idea and beautifully designed app. My previous review left me a little confused with ongoing notifications but the developer responded quickly. I’ll definitely be using this app a lot with family members. Hopefully the software can be updated to enhance notifications so that once a private conversation has started you can receive ongoing notifications while blocking private messages after the first message.

Edit: Fast response from developer. The issue was corrected by enabling the correct settings per feedback. I don’t really need the premium features, but love the quick feedback and apso I chip in for it.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for your kind words! If you set App Settings > Notifications > Private Messages > On for Messaged Users then you will be notified only of private messages from your trusted contacts (users whom you already have a conversation with), and will not be bothered by strangers.

Edit: Thank you! Don't hesitate to contact us in the future with your ideas and thoughts!

anonymouse293018 ,

Absolutely amazing, one suggestion.

This is the absolute perfect app for bluetooth messaging!! I would definitely recommend this to basically anyone! This will come in handy for times without a stable connection. One suggestion though, add groups. Someone in the group can invite another person, other people can't see it at all. Would be super useful. Thanks!


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