Here’s the thing, Republic has repaired numerous bugs since development ended and the vast majority of customers don’t have issues. The issue you described has been corrected in 100% of the cases that I’ve helped here on the community and as an Expert as well. Have you tried resyncing your contacts and if that doesn’t work uninstalling and reinstalling Anywhere on your phone? It was suggested several days ago and you didn’t respond if you’ve done so. Simply complaining without trying the suggested troubleshooting certainly isn’t
BTW – Google has had 13 messaging apps for Android over time. Facebook is estimated to have discontinued 26 features/offerings since launch, including the Mixer Music Service which had millions in marketing put behind it at one point. Ford no longer makes the Thunderbird. Motorola no longer makes the Moto X. If companies were required to offer a product forever no products would ever be launched. Priorities change. Technologies change. Business conditions change. Customer demand changes. Companies that don’t adapt die. You may not like the way they adapt, but to be angry about it it just a waste of energy.