The Join Desktop app is currently in beta and works with the Join Test Server.
To use it you should use the Android app’s beta version. In the app go to Settings > Pushes > Click 8 times on Open Links Automatically. That will switch you to the test server in the Android app. (You can switch back by repeating the same steps).
Once the app is thoroughly tested it’ll work with the normal Join website.
Join Desktop is an open source app that you can install and run on your desktop.
Check out how it works in this demo:
You can download the app at the following locations:
Get all releases and changelogs here: https://github.com/joaomgcd/JoinDesktop/releases
How it works
Desktop apps like this one don’t have a native way of receiving push messages which Join relies on, so this app uses other ways to get push messages to the app:
- If your PC and Android device are on the same local network it’ll work directly through that. Your browser can be closed and the app should still work.
- If your phone is on a different network, your browser will be used to receive those push messages and then forward them to the app. In this case you need to keep your browser open (doesn’t need to be on the Join website).
Join can still send pushes to other devices without the help of the browser, it’s just pushes that it needs help with if not on the same local network as the Android device.