The chat aspect works great, but without pure SMS integration no one is going to care. You're way too late to the game to start making up your own rules. This will fall into the rubble along with Google+ if you don't add SMS directly. Update: Almost a year later and still no SMS/MMS support.
Wow Google, wow. Seriously this is amazing. If more people used it, it would honestly take over. You NEED to find away to make this app default to Android natively. Maybe enable SMS/MMS on it!! Overall, I'm blown away. Anytime someone will say, WhatsApp me or FB message me, I'm just gonna tell them to download Allo.
Doesn't allowed to register!!! Myself and some of my friends tried to register with this app but every time it's failed to register and saying "Oops, we can't reach Allo servers. Please check that you are connected to the internet and try again". We never expected something like this from Google.
My only gripe was when Allo first came out it didn't support text messaging/mms. Just installed it the other day and notice it does now support mms. Great replacement for Hangouts now and lots of cool features not found elsewhere like AI supported messaging.
DITCH the heart junk! Spams notification even if allo open. Good if you can get others to use it. New merge of emoji and sticker selections causes ux issues. Stickers are petty ugly, needs bitmoji integration instead.
The app still double notifies. Once when the message arrives and again when you open it. I don't understand why. This app used to be awesome. Google should pick one message app and stick with it, look around there is like 4 of them! Just make 1 good one that is seamless.
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.