What’s the best professional software for the Mac? Well, in the minds of the good folks over at Macworld UK, it’s none other than join.me. In June, join.me nabbed the Best Professional Software award at Macworld UK’s annual award show in London, edging out some impressive competition, including the venerable Microsoft Office suite. We’re not usually one for chest thumping, but we were honored (err, honoured) by the inclusion and selection. A big thank you to team at Macworld for the recognition.
Mobile collaboration – whether across the hall or across the globe – has been a common theme for join.me in 2011, and a key new update to the join.me iOS viewer aims to make mobile meetings and screen sharing even simpler and more productive. The new update, announced today and available for free download or update from the Apple App Store, adds VoIP capabilities for users attending join.me meetings or screen sharing sessions from their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. As a result, users can listen in and converse during an online meeting or screen-sharing session via their iOS device, over the Internet, without the need for another voice line. In keeping with join.me’s simply and free hallmarks, the iPad and iPhone viewer app is free and does not require registration, ensuring fast, simple, on-the-fly collaboration in a matter of seconds. You can check out the ‘official’ news on the LogMeIn website or over at the join.me blog.
This is pretty cool – previewed last week in Google’s Android Stand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, join.me’s new Android capabilities officially hit the Android Market today. Android tablet and smartphone owners can now take their meetings on the go, attending a join.me session anywhere in the world with a 3G or wifi connection. The capabilities extend the same ease, speed and lack of cumbersome registration hurdles from the join.me site to Android. And like join.me itself, join.me’s Android features are free – available through a free app download on the Android Market.
The new capabilities were designed by the development team that produced the popular productivity app, LogMeIn Ignition for Android, and comes a few weeks after join.me debuted a mobile extension for iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. A quick look at join.me running on Android is below.
join.me’s new capabilities let people:
- Attend a join.me meeting or screen sharing session, anywhere with a 3G or wifi connection, by simply entering a distinct join.me meeting code — no registration required
- View a host’s computer desktop (presentations, documents, spreadsheets, images, etc.) from their mobile device
- Pinch and zoom to focus in on presentation specifics
- Chat with other meeting participants
Cost and Availability:
- $0.00 + $0.00 = $0.00 — The app is a free download and join.me is a free online meeting and ad hoc collaboration service that lets you share your screen with up to 250 people.
- Available now in the Android Market
Speeds and feeds:
- Compatible with Android tablets and smartphones running Android OS versions 2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread)
It’s official. Join.me just rolled out its initial set of mobile capabilities. Designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and available as a free app on the Apple App store, the capabilities extend the same ease, speed and lack of cumbersome registration hurdles from the join.me site to the iOS platform. An Android version is in the works.
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