Join Gets Notifications (tutorial inside) and Smart Device Groups

Join was updated to receive a couple of cool new features: Notifications (including a notification API) and Smart Device Groups!



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You can now easily create notifications on your Android devices from Chrome. Instead of just opening a web page, image, file or link directly you can now choose to create a notification with the item so you can remember to open it later!



Note To Self


You can also quickly send a note to yourself with any text you want

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As you can see, you’ll get handy Copy and Share buttons so you can interact with the note at your leisure.



Notifications API


You can use a special Join URL to send notifications to your devices from anywhere that can make a web request (generate your URL here).

For example, you can create a recipe on IFTTT to get a notification every time there’s a new story on Android Police like the following tutorial shows:

Device Groups

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Join will now automatically generate Smart Device Groups for you so you can easily send pushes to multiple devices at once!

They are smart because they’ll only appear there’s a need for them 🙂

For example, if a group only has 1 device or if it has the same devices as another possible group it’ll not appear,

These are all the possible Smart Groups you’ll see in Join:

  • All
  • Androids
  • Phones
  • Tablets
  • Chromes
  • Windows 10s
  • PCs
There’s lots more to come in the world of Join so join our Google+ community if you always want to be up to date!


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