We redesigned. We rebuilt. We think you’ll love it.
Some would say it’s the biggest thing to happen to HipChat since HipChat.
There’s a new rooms/topic method in our HTTP API that allows you to change a room’s topic. Use it to display important metrics, server health, who’s on-call, how many open support tickets you have, when your next release is, or whatever else you’d find helpful.
We just flipped the switch on some improvements to our notification emails that we’ve been testing internally for a few weeks. Now, whenever you get an @mention notification email it will include other recent messages and be styled just like it is in our apps.
1-1 message notification emails also use this new style but do not include previous messages. We’re working to group them intelligently to cut down on the number of emails you get.
We’re excited to release version 1.8 of our iOS app to the App Store. Our focus this round was on performance improvements (especially for larger groups). The previous app was painfully slow for any group that had more than a hundred users or so and we hope this update helps bring it more on par with the performance enjoyed by much smaller groups. Release notes below:
Download it and let us know what you think! Comments and suggestions are welcome as always – just head on over to our help site.
If you’re interested in learning more about the details of how we went about making performance gains, check out our blog post about it.
Apple recently approved version 1.7 of our iOS app, which is now live in the App Store. This release is focused on fixing some annoying bugs and adding some helpful functionality in the wake of our change to how @mentions work:
Try it out! Let us know if you have any feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our next update will be focused on improving app performance, which we know is a big problem for users in our larger groups. Stay tuned for more updates.