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.

Premium Features
• Profile Editing: Add personality to your profile.

What's New

Version 1.1

• Added dark and light mode appearances. We think you will love dark mode, so we made it default.
• Added wallpaper feature. Customize the background of Public (only on iPad) and Nearby.
• Added eye candy to profile edit button.
• Removed private message unread indicator in Nearby when private message notifications are disabled.
• Fixed a bug making the keyboard go nuts when Public is dragged down while editing the input on iPhone.

Do you love the app? Please leave a short review. We would love to hear your suggestions on how we could improve Berkanan for you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

Great idea

Imagine if this was a pre-installed feature on every phone. You could theoretically send messages over long distances without the need for a cellular connection using all the other phones as relays. I see this as being very useful during natural disasters when cell service is down, for example.

Developer Response

You can't imagine what your review means to us. Thank you! Don't hesitate to contact us with your ideas and thoughts in the future.


LETs Do something!!!

Hey everyone I hope we can get busy! I’m looking for anything

Developer Response

Pretty busy over here. :) Cheers!


Sweet so far

Just downloaded it but great so far. Pretty nice idea for sure. Good job.

Developer Response

Hey, Craig! Thank you for the review! What should we improve on Berkanan so you'd consider giving it 5 stars? We strive to make all our users happy, including you.

In-App Purchases

Profile Editing
Add personality to your profile


IZE, Ltd.
39.2 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 IZE, Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Profile Editing $2.99


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