iMessage on Android?

This has been mentioned many times as the main argument to not switch from iOS to Android. But isn't there a way to engineer a way to get it on Android, with a few apps and a Mac or other Apple devices.

I'm just shooting ideas in the dark here, but with apps like Pushbullet, IFTTT, Tasker, there must be a way to at least see iMessages on an Android devices if you mirror notifications via Pushbullet, and even send them over with IFTTT and reply via Tasker.

I'm not a developer, so I might be very way off base, but surely a solution must exist.