Elena Gorman

Happy Halloween from HipChat

By Elena Gorman | 3 weeks ago | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season to be Zombies!

Atlassian, our parent company, loves Halloween. Seriously. This year, our incredible creative teams filmed this awesome Zombie video overnight in our SF offices.

We liked it so much we decided to share it with the world.

Want to join in on the fun? The HipChat team is hiring! We’ve got open roles for Marketers, UX Designers and loads more. See all Atlassian opportunities here.

Seth Gholson

HipChat Android Update 2.4 Released

By Seth Gholson | 4 weeks ago | 3 Comments

Today we’re rolling out the 2.4 update to HipChat for Android. It may have taken us some time to get this one out, but it will be worth the wait. Not much will look different, but we’re sure you’ll notice some changes. The app will launch faster, show your chat history sooner, and take less time to connect. We’re working towards using less of your precious data and battery and this update is a big step in that direction.

We also added a couple of other improvements. All of your custom emoticons are more discoverable now with emoticon autocomplete. Just start typing an emoticon and pick from the list. Typing an especially long message won’t be painful anymore — you no longer need to read it 2 lines at a time. The box will grow as you type!

Emoticon Autocomplete on Android

Emoticon autocomplete

Input text grows as you type

Growing input box















New: Emoticon autocomplete (awyeah)
Improved: Performance for loading active chats and messages
Improved: Faster history loading
Improved: Less data usage and better battery performance
Improved: Message box grows with your message
Improved: Notifications are easier to read on Android Wear devices.
Fixed: No more mysteriously reappearing 1-to-1 conversations
Improved: Want your times shown in 24 hour format? (yougotitdude)

Elena Gorman

Integrate Opsmatic to HipChat for configuration monitoring notifications

By Elena Gorman | 1 month ago | 0 Comments

Opsmatic is a configuration monitoring service designed for agile technical teams. The service provides complete visibility of the state of your entire infrastructure so you can easily monitor and resolve issues before they become major problems.

Opsmatic also integrates with other tools like PuppetChefNagios, and PagerDuty to give you a complete picture of the events that affect your systems.

By integrating Opsmatic to HipChat, important Opsmatic notifications such as Chef or Puppet automation run failures are posted into the HipChat room of your choice. Determining the cause and impact on your infrastructure configuration is then just a click away.

Connecting two accounts is simple, and it takes less than a minute to complete. Install it directly into the rooms you manage.

With this insight and the ease of communicating in a HipChat room, your entire team has immediate visibility into what’s happening and can easily jump in and collaborate on how best to resolve the problem.

If you need more information about getting started with Opsmatic and HipChat integration, read the documentation here.

Chris Rivers

Mac Client v3.0.9 – Maintenance

By Chris Rivers | 1 month ago | 2 Comments

Here’s a quick update for all you folks interested in all the smaller updates to our clients. Last Friday (Oct. 17) we released version 3.0.9 of the OS X client with the following fixes and improvements:

  • You can now delete history via in-app search
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where duplicate messages would sometimes display after a reconnect
  • Fixed an annoying issue where the chat input would sometimes become grayed out and unresponsive
  • Resolved a few random crashes

We’ll have another release with additional improvements soon.  As always, let us know if you have any feedback!

Elena Gorman

Guest Post: Introducing GIF keyboard in HipChat

By Elena Gorman | 1 month ago | 0 Comments

Introducing GIF Keyboard in HipChat

You share GIFs all the time on HipChat because why use words when you can use GIFs? GIFs play automatically and inline inside HipChat so it’s easy to express an emotion, reaction, or just how excited you are about a new cat GIF you found.

But sharing GIFs to HipChat on mobile can be painful. You have to exit HipChat, Open Safari, go to google, perform a search for a GIF, copy the link, open HipChat, then paste the link – 10 taps later your GIF is in HipChat. Who wants to do that?

Introducing the GIF Keyboard. Share GIFs to HipChat with just one tap. It’s as easy as sharing emojis.

Share GIFs in HipChat!

Just navigate to the GIF Keyboard, then hold down on a GIF and select HipChat. The link to the gif gets pasted automatically inside HipChat, and when you hit submit, it turns into an autoplay GIF.

GIF Keyboard lets you collect your favorite GIFs from across the web, as well as collect what your colleagues are sharing on HipChat, so your team’s favorite replies are always one tap away.

The GIF Keyboard is available as a free download in the app-store. How long can you have a conversation in GIFs without typing any words?

Introducing GIF Keyboard

About Riffsy

Riffsy is the maker of the GIF Keyboard. Founded by Frank Nawabi, David McIntosh and Erick Hachenburg, Riffsy believes that motion is a huge opportunity for self expression, sharing and community on the iPhone and iPad, and that mobile will create entirely new opportunities in the video marketplace.