What is HipChat?
Who uses HipChat?
Why developers like HipChat?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose HipChat in their tech stack.
I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.
We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.
Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts. HipChat
Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open. HipChat
I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed. HipChat
Comunication between coworkers and get notify the other services, like to Jira; Github; Airbrake... HipChat
- Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- Mobile apps
- Web app
- One-on-one messaging
- Persistent group chat
- Designed for companies
- Chat and file history
- SSL security
- No server to maintain
- Guest access
- Integrated audio & video
- Self-building buddylist
- HTTP API