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Gitter vs HipChat: What are the differences?

What is Gitter? Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code. Free chat rooms for your public repositories A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations..

What is HipChat? Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM. HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

Gitter and HipChat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Gitter are:

  • Know who's seen any message
  • Edit messages after you've sent them
  • Full emoji support

On the other hand, HipChat provides the following key features:

  • Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web app

"Github integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Gitter over the competitors, whereas "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" was stated as the key factor in picking HipChat.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Gitter, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 41 developer stacks.

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What is Gitter?

Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.

What is HipChat?

HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

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      What are some alternatives to Gitter and HipChat?
      Slack
      Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
      Discord
      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
      GitHub
      GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
      Mattermost
      Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
      Riot
      Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.
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      Reviews of Gitter and HipChat
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      Co-founder, Product at Everhour
      Review ofHipChatHipChat

      Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

      Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

      And of course integrations.

      We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

      Review ofHipChatHipChat

      I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

      How developers use Gitter and HipChat
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      datapile uses GitterGitter

      We haven't found a better way to communicate directly with the core contributors and developers for many open source projects we utilize on GitHub (Scala, Scala-js, Sinatra, Apache top-level projects, just to name a few).

      It is a solid piece of software that appeals to us who have used Slack in the past, and the tight integration with a single GitHub repository or organization for each Gitter room just makes sense in our eyes.

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      Analytical Informatics uses HipChatHipChat

      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.

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      DigitalPermits uses HipChatHipChat

      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.

      Avatar of Mick Dekkers
      Mick Dekkers uses GitterGitter

      Many GitHub communities are on Gitter. It's a great place to ask and answer questions related to open-source frameworks and libraries.

      Avatar of Grubster
      Grubster uses HipChatHipChat

      Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

      Avatar of Tyler Morgan
      Tyler Morgan uses HipChatHipChat

      I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

      Avatar of BrightMachine
      BrightMachine uses HipChatHipChat

      Team communications and notices, such as when a test suite has run, when commits have been made to one of our git repos.

      Avatar of Juliën Hanssens
      Juliën Hanssens uses GitterGitter

      Using Gitter for open source talks and directly communicating with contributors.

      Avatar of Scott Miller
      Scott Miller uses GitterGitter

      My favorite chat tool for open source

      Avatar of Riderman De Sousa Barbosa
      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses GitterGitter

      Communication with the team.

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