One of the main projects we’re working on these days is our Android app. We know a lot of you have requested it (especially after the release of the iOS app) and we’ve made some pretty good progress on it over the past few weeks. We wanted to announce that it’s now available for beta testing!
The app can be downloaded from http://downloads.hipchat.com/android-beta/hipchat_dev.apk and installed directly to your phone. The app includes C2DM notifications, which requires a phone with at least version 2.2 of the OS (Froyo). It also includes some automatic crash reporting built in, which should trigger a notification if your app stops unexpectedly.
Most of the functionality for our first version is implemented, save a few minor things. Please give it a download and see what you think. If you encounter any problems, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. Development is progressing pretty quickly and we plan to have a relatively short beta for the app, so barring any major roadblocks, you should be able to download the official app from the Market fairly soon.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing your feedback.
UPDATE: The app is now on the Market! (v. 1.0.6) – Please uninstall the beta app before installing the app from the Market