Revamped Bitbucket Integration with HipChat Add-Ons

| October 10, 2013

Good news!  HipChat Add-ons, which includes our rewritten REST API, Atlassian Connect support, and Marketplace installation, is now live to the public.

To demonstrate the usefulness of add-ons, Don Brown, our resident API expert, rewrote the Bitbucket integration into a one-click add-on experience.

The old Bitbucket integration involved two tabs, multiple copy-paste steps, broken link navigating, and lots of clicking. It took, at a minimum, eighteen steps.

With the new Bitbucket add-on, we’ve lowered it down to six:

  1. Visit HipChat and login
  2. Click on “Rooms” tab
  3. Click on desired room
  4. Click on “Add-ons”
  5. Find Bitbucket addon, and click “Install”
  6. Type the repository name, and click “Add”

No more copy/paste of obscure links, tokens, or IDs.  No documentation to read.

This plugin is installable by any room owner and does not need any account admin privileges, so if you own a HipChat room, you can set it up yourself.

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