Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Elena Gorman

Emoticon autocomplete now at your fingertips with Android 2.4.2

By Elena Gorman | 2 months ago | 0 Comments

Get your point across with 68%* fewer keystrokes than ever before

See how emoticon autocomplete works on Android

Emoticon autocomplete on HipChat for Android 2.4.2

We’ve all been there. Your team rapport doesn’t change just because you’re out of the office. But typing canonical strings on a tiny keyboard is a thankless task. Most of us lose momentum halfway through an emoticon command on mobile.

We’re happy to report that lazy days are here again. So download the latest native Android app and start using emoticon autocomplete to share all the new emoticons we recently released – now in retina.

Get HipChat for Android 2.4.2 in the Play Store.

*Not a fact.

Seth Gholson

HipChat Android Update 2.4 Released

By Seth Gholson | 3 months ago | 3 Comments

Today we’re rolling out the 2.4 update to HipChat for Android. It may have taken us some time to get this one out, but it will be worth the wait. Not much will look different, but we’re sure you’ll notice some changes. The app will launch faster, show your chat history sooner, and take less time to connect. We’re working towards using less of your precious data and battery and this update is a big step in that direction.

We also added a couple of other improvements. All of your custom emoticons are more discoverable now with emoticon autocomplete. Just start typing an emoticon and pick from the list. Typing an especially long message won’t be painful anymore — you no longer need to read it 2 lines at a time. The box will grow as you type!

Emoticon Autocomplete on Android

Emoticon autocomplete

Input text grows as you type

Growing input box















New: Emoticon autocomplete (awyeah)
Improved: Performance for loading active chats and messages
Improved: Faster history loading
Improved: Less data usage and better battery performance
Improved: Message box grows with your message
Improved: Notifications are easier to read on Android Wear devices.
Fixed: No more mysteriously reappearing 1-to-1 conversations
Improved: Want your times shown in 24 hour format? (yougotitdude)

Michael Benner

Our Mac, iOS, and Android clients are better than ever!

By Michael Benner | 9 months ago | 1 Comment

There’s nothing more annoying that having HipChat crash in the middle of a call or when you’re chatting with a coworker, right? It pisses us off, too. Well, you may have noticed that our Mac, iOS, and Android clients are working a lot better lately. Now that we’ve launched video (phew!) we’ve been able to focus more time addressing issues causing random bugs and crashes. We’ve reduced the number of crashes/day by almost 95% on our Mac app, 75% on our Android app, and 25% on our iOS app. In addition we’ve resolved dozens of bugs reported by you (thanks again!).


What We’ve Been Doing

We’ve made a lot of changes in code and process over the past few months. Here are some highlights:

  • Aggressively monitoring crash reports in HockeyApp and quickly triaging the worst offenders
  • Use Kanban to optimize our development workflow
  • Focus on a 2-3 week release cadence, so fixes get to you sooner than later
  • Major changes to thread handling and concurrency:
    • Switch from using Key Value Observers to GCDMulticastDelegate (part of the XMPPFramework) – KVO didn’t work well in our multithreaded environment
    • Encapsulate classes to use a single queue to manage all their behaviors
    • Fix every place we were accidentally trying to modify an immutable collection 
    • Better error handling – errors happen and the client should be able to absorb them gracefully without a complete meltdown

What’s Next?

We’re not done yet and there are many more improvements on our list. Here are a few:

  • Give our Windows and Linux apps some well deserved love
  • Performance and usability improvements!
  • Continued bug fixing on Mac, iOS, and Android

What You Can Do

If you see something funky or want to request a new feature, just let us know at Also, make sure you’re using our latest clients to take advantage of all the improvements we’ve been making. You can download our Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, or Linux clients from

We’re Hiring

Oh, by the way, we’re hiring! One of our core values at Atlassian is “Be the change you seek”. Want to be part of making our clients even better? Great, come join us! Apply at

Jeff Park

HipChat for Android 2.1

By Jeff Park | 1 year ago | 3 Comments

We’ve got another Android release for you guys, and it’s a pretty good one. We’ve added some features and improved the look and feel to provide a smoother user experience. Let’s dive in and see what’s new.

What’s New?

We’ve added a drop down menu to provide users quick access to room information, user information, files, and links.

HipChat for Android drop-down menu

You can now search chat history straight from your Android device.

HipChat for Android search history

Save precious screen real estate with image preview hiding.

HipChat for Android image preview hiding

We’ve also optimized HipChat for Android tablets.

HipChat for Android optimized for tablet

How can I get it?

If you have HipChat already installed, your Android device should automatically update the app. Otherwise, find it in our Play Store. If you wish to stay at the forefront of our HipChat for Android development, you can also download HipChat for Android beta in the Play Store today.

Doug Keen

HipChat for Android 2.0

By Doug Keen | 2 years ago | 5 Comments

Two months ago, we launched the beta of our newest iteration of HipChat for Android, our native Android client app. Since then, we’ve had more than 5,000 installations of the app and received some great feedback. Today, we’re stoked to announce that our beta client is finally ready for prime time! Introducing:

HipChat for Android 2.0

While we added a number of new features and performance enhancements, the biggest change you’ll notice is an entirely new user interface that better conforms to Android’s latest design guidelines.

This is no half-hearted port of an iOS app or a thin “native” wrapper around a web app. We treat Android as a first-class citizen around here, so this app is 100% native Android.

Don’t have the latest Android phone? That’s OK, you can still upgrade. All of this new hotness is compatible with Android 2.2 (froyo) and higher.

You should also know that this is just the beginning. We’ll continue to add new features and other improvements to the Android app well into the future, so feel free to keep the Beta installed if you want to stay on the bleeding edge.