This latest download from the Google Play Store appears to be a great idea and is reminiscent of the BlackBerry Messenger app—allowing you to chat with iOS users. There is a hiccup to this, however. The app appears to be phishy and doesn't work as reported.
When security experts have looked at this app closer they discovered some disturbing things going on behind the scenes. These include everything from asking for your Apple ID to login then storing it on the developer's servers which are housed in China to reading your messages and storing those too and installing malware on your Android device.
The best rule of thumb with any app you install is to first review the security information as you install the app and not enter any external credentials into a third-party app you don't trust completely. Giving any app external credentials assists hackers in breaking two-party authentication practices used to give added login security.
Although this app was just pulled from the Google Play Store by Google, it's a common tale that users should be aware of, especially with Android devices which are still the most hacked and riddled with malware on the market today.