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:
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.