When you’re on mobile, it likely means you’re on the go or just straight busy. While it may not be time for a full discussion, you need quick ways to communicate with your team. New features on our iOS app—like the ability to reply from notifications and swipe through unread messages—help you connect with your team faster, so you can keep on keepin’ on.
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Yesterday, we woke up filled with excitement as we prepared to unveil the new Windows 4.0 app to you, our users. However our excitement faded quickly away when the rapid adoption of Windows 4.0 overloaded our platform.
As we watched the East Coast of the U.S. wake up, demand for the new app exceeded our expectations and caused message delays across our platform – reducing normal message volume by 7%. This interrupted your team’s ability to collaborate and build incredible things, and that’s not okay.
It’s been an exciting week here at HipChat. Our HipChat Developer Week is in full swing, bringing together developers from top companies like New Relic and Meekan to create new, powerful integrations.
And what were they up to, you ask? We gave Fast Company an inside look into what all the hype is about.
HipChat for iOS version 3.3 is available in the App Store today – grab it while the bits are hot! We’ve been hard at work on some changes under the hood to keep everything running smoothly for you. This work lays the foundation for more awesome stuff to come in the next few months, and we’ve added a few new things we think you’ll like until then.
We built HipChat for instant communication. HipChat slash commands are a set of time-saving tricks to get the most out of HipChat without reaching for your mouse.
Navigate HipChat, add styling to your text, and edit messages – all with a slash.
We’ve been at this team communication thing for a while and …and we’ve built HipChat for the Apple Watch.
Get those iPhones ready, HipChat has an update is here and we have some updates to share – This one is all about the files!
File viewing and sharing are two of the most used features on both the desktop and mobile clients. We’ve made some updates you’re going to love.
With HipChat’s new file viewing capabilities, you can now view over 35+ file types (and counting) — all within the app! This gives the HipChat app the ability to handle more file types than the mobile web browser can handle.
Cool. What else? Now, you can also take a .PSD (Photoshop) file, and convert it to a .JPG right in the app (yep, no more file viewing compatibility issues).
Working on the go just got easier.
Shoot and share videos in HipChat
What if you’re out having lunch and you happen to meet Bill Nye, The Science Guy while waiting to get your tacos? Or you want your coworkers to know how much fun you’re having on vacation?
With HipChat’s new video shoot and share, you can capture that once in a lifetime experience and share from HipChat all from within the app. How does it work? It’s simple, just shoot a video from HipChat or choose from your camera roll, and drop it into your conversation. That’s it!
Ready to download this? Get it HERE!
Oh, and this too
Opening the app from a push notification no longer causes in-app notifications to show the chat you’re currently in.
And if you haven’t checked out the all new web client, you should! We gave that some special treatment, too. You’ll be able to view your files just as easily there as you can with this app.
We want to hear your feedback!
Sup iOS Folks? We’ve got a new round of updates for your mighty hand held machines.
New: The browser wars of 2015 have ended.
Upon the mountain of browsers one stood tall…. uh, user choice? Pick whatever browser you like: HipChat, Safari, or Chrome for opening links. It’s up to you, so choose wisely, or whatever browser will hide what you’ve opened.
New: When your world is upside down, HipChat will be right side up. All iPad orientations now supported. Say yes to working upside down, if that’s your thing.
Improved: No more lies! Users presence indicator will animate when their presence is unknown, rather than just showing everyone offline.
See, we’re all about getting stuff accomplished.
Ho Ho Ho! What does Santa have in his bag for the holidays? How about HipChat iOS version 3.0.2! Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.
Packed with new features, improvements, and straight-up fixes, the iOS 8 update rules.
Communicating via HipChat has never been better.
But what did we update you ask? Let us share some Christmas magic with you and bestow our HipChat secrets. Prepare your mind to be blown.
As for the most important piece of awesome, we’ve brought autocomplete to iOS. Why? Because emoticons.
Let’s face it, who remembers how to spell (daenerys)? iPhone users rejoice; no more (rageguy), just plenty of (yey)!
What about that Chat input field thing?
We shared your pain, (some of us use iPhones, too) so we made some changes. We started from scratch and completely rebuilt this control for a smoother and less buggy experience.
Pasting text now correctly sizes the input.
The attach file & Send Buttons stay at the bottom – within reach of your fingers.
Finding rooms and people has just gotten a lot easier. Exact matches show above the fuzzy search matches.
For example, searching the term “Marketing” will put rooms starting with Marketing above rooms with the word Marketing in the middle of the name.
Some folks have experienced problems when sharing files from Dropbox – this is no longer an issue, share away.
We’ve also made many other fixes and improvements under the hood as well. Things move faster, there’s no lag and zero clutter. The movements are seamless and natural. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, HipChat for iPhone will rock your world. So, yeah – Happy Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or whatever holiday you choose to dance to.
Get version 3.0.2 on the App Store.