Hot on the heels of our newly redesigned HipChat for Mac, the brand new HipChat for iPhone and iPad is out today. The new HipChat is more responsive, more beautiful and more connected, so you can get work done faster, wherever you are.
The first thing you’ll notice is the new design, which is lighter, cleaner, and easier to navigate. It’s also faster; responding more quickly to get you directly to the right conversation. And HipChat uses some of the great new features of iOS 8 to connect with the other apps on your phone.
So what’s new?
Beautiful and efficient new design
We’ve redesigned HipChat to make it easier to read information and faster to navigate between conversations. The main chat window has been simplified and the chat windows have been improved to fit more context on your mobile screen.
We’ve also brought HipChat more in tune with iOS aesthetics, all while fitting beautifully within Atlassian’s Design Guidelines.
Share to (and from) HipChat
The new HipChat makes it even easier to share with your team.
You can now select any file from any other app and post them straight into HipChat, and vice versa. Let’s say there’s a photo you want to share with your team on HipChat. Simply click the share icon button, select HipChat, and choose which chat you want to share the photo with. Likewise, if you have a file in HipChat you want to share, just click the share icon inside HipChat and select where you want it to go.
Now you can be even more efficient in HipChat thanks to our new interactive notifications. When you get a notification from another teammate or chatroom, you can pull down to read the whole message.
You can also respond directly from the notification. Click the pencil icon to type a reply. Or ‘quick reply’ with a thumbs up, thumbs down, OK or question mark. Interactive notifications let you carry on multiple conversations without constantly switching tabs. Get your point across without leaving your current chat.
There’s a lot of other cool stuff in this update, so grab the new version on your iPhone or iPad. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it for free at the App Store.
As always, we want to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think!