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 1.3

• Added support for iPad Pro (3rd generation).
• Fixed bugs and added minor improvements.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings

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!


What an amazing idea

This is honestly one of the best ideas I've seen. Especially in cases of emergencies. Every phone should have this feature and I hope more fine out about this AMAZING app. My family got it and we tested it and it's worked great! I also love it is not centralized and encrypted so it's very private! For now, I bought the profile editor to support the developer!

Developer Response

Hi! I'm the creator of the app and your amazing review got me super excited.
Thank you! Berkanan works better the more people use it. Show it to your friends.


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.

In-App Purchases

Profile Editing
Add personality to your profile


IZE, Ltd.
39.5 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 $3.99


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