Installing Progressive Web Application
Starting March 31, 2021, the old Exosphere desktop app (that you installed from a package download) will stop working. Going forward, please use Exosphere in your browser at try.exosphere.app, or if you are a Jetstream2 user, please use jetstream2.exosphere.app.
Both of these sites are Progressive Web Applications, so if you wish, you can install them to your desktop or device home screen. This will provide an experience similar to the old desktop app, but with better security and smoother delivery of updates.
Installing PWA on Desktop with Chrome or Chromium
Go to try.exosphere.app or jetstream2.exosphere.app in a regular (non-incognito) window. Look for the install button in your address bar, or choose "Install Exosphere..." from the 'three dots' (hamburger) menu.
You will be prompted to install Exosphere. After this, it will appear
- On Windows, as a desktop shortcut
- On Mac OS, in your Launchpad
- On common Linux distributions, in your Activities/Applications menu
When you open Exosphere from these places, it will look and feel like a desktop application.
You can manage all of your installed PWAs, including Exosphere, by browsing to
Installing PWA on Android
If using Chromium, tap the 'three dots' (hamburger) menu, tap "Add to...", then tap "Home screen".
If using Firefox, tap the 'three dots' (hamburger) menu, and tap "Install".
In either case, you will be invited to place an Exosphere icon on your home screen, and it will look approximately like this.
Installing PWA on iOS
Per these instructions, Tap the sharing button at the bottom of the screen, and tap "Add to Home Screen". You will be prompted to confirm, and then an Exosphere icon will appear on your home screen.