Android update: July 3, 2012

| July 04, 2012

If you use the HipChat Android app regularly, you may have noticed some issues with crashes since our last update. Thanks to all our users that helped us figure out the issues and improve the app. After working through a few quirks with our beta distribution service, we’re happy to release our latest update of the HipChat Android app to Google Play.

This release is focused on fixing some particularly annoying crashes that were appearing in our previous update:

  • HipChat will no longer unexpectedly pop to the foreground! Sorry for all our users that experienced this issue.
  • Full names are now displayed in chat (to match the desktop client) – no more ambiguity with names.
  • Fix to avoid reconnect attempts when the sign-in screen is displayed (especially after entering an invalid email or password)
  • Various minor tweaks to avoid app crashes.

Hopefully, users notice a marked decline in crashing issues with this update. Give it a try! If you have any feedback, please let us know at