You deserve the best apps to get your work done. And that is exactly why we completely revamped our Windows app to give you the best HipChat desktop experience yet. Not only will you see visual differences in the interface and design, but you’ll feel a smoother, faster experience altogether.
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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.
Hold onto your boot straps, ladies and gentleman. HipChat for Android 3.2 has hit the Google Play Store, and it’s filled with new features and optimized for speed.
With this Android update, we’ve added features that help you work faster while on-the-go, like the ability to reply to chats from a notification, or create rooms on the fly. And for you tablet lovers, we’ve optimized the layout for tablet devices.
You work hard enough, so be lazy for a hot minute and let the news come straight to you. You can now pipe your favorite RSS feeds, Facebook pages, and Twitter handles and hashtags into any HipChat room. And since rooms are a disposable asset, you can use this integration to keep up with Cat Fancy news, if that’s your thing.
Just last month we gave emoticon-creating powers to everyone (not just admins), and it was the dawn of a new era:
On the heels of its Material Design release earlier this summer, HipChat is rolling out another round of improvements to please die-hard Android fans.
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.
Upload your new avatar photo right from your iPhone! Avatars are coming to the chat view very soon, so get your selfie on and update that profile pic.
Speaking of images, you’ll notice a new upload progress indicator so you can count down the milliseconds before your teammates see your latest cat GIF. Oh, and there’s a cancel button, too. Just in case you chose the wrong image on accident…
We’ve also built a new connection status bar into the app to let you know if the iOS app has trouble connecting. After all, sometimes the nation’s largest network is just no match for trains and elevators.
If you do find yourself HipChatting from a train or elevator, though, 3.3 includes an entirely new system for reconnecting after losing connection. We can’t guarantee you’ll always have a signal, but now HipChat will be much more reliable in reconnecting after it’s been lost. (Who designed elevators like Faraday cages anyways?)
What does this mean for you? More chatting, less waiting.
We’ve also added some big performance boosts. When resuming the app from the background messages will appear on screen faster after HipChat connects, and searching through active chats is now a much smoother experience – even with large organizations with tons of rooms and people.
If the HipChat iOS app were a car, we basically gave it a new engine and transmission.
And one more thing… PDFs are now fully searchable! Quickly jump to the important sections in that 100 page PDF from HR and save yourself a lot of reading and scrolling.
The iOS app is back from the mechanic and ready to get some awesome new features over the coming months, so keep an eye out. Until then, grab version 3.3 on the App Store today!