I think the confusion (and it’s somewhat internal, too) lies in how people understand the word “support”.
Republic Anywhere continues to be available for use on our service.
Our developers are no longer developing the app, though. Because of recent and coming changes in messaging and the availability of secondary device messaging with other apps by companies that have greater resources than we do, our development is now focused elsewhere.
For the most part, we will not be troubleshooting bugs or adding new features.
However, the app remains popular among its users and we haven’t yet withdrawn it as an app that is compatible with our service.
A week or so ago, Google removed Anywhere from the Play Store due to some policy changes on app permissions. There was discussion in the office as to whether we would need to stop supporting Anywhere. Instead, we were able to update the app to meet the new requirements. That update has resulted in some quirks, like the one you reported. Our developers are looking at the bugs that were caused by the update, the changes required by the Play Store, and weighing them against the development time and resources available. If these new bugs can be fixed, they will be.
Thanks for your questions and interest in the app. I’m a big fan of Anywhere, myself, and it’s been hard to watch the development drop off.