HipChat vs Let's Chat

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HipChat vs Let's Chat: What are the differences?

Developers describe HipChat as "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. On the other hand, Let's Chat is detailed as "Open source self-hosted chat app for small teams". Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

HipChat and Let's Chat can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by HipChat are:

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

On the other hand, Let's Chat provides the following key features:

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Persistent messages
  • Multiple rooms

"Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" is the primary reason why developers consider HipChat over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Let's Chat.

Let's Chat is an open source tool with 9.17K GitHub stars and 1.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Let's Chat's open source repository on GitHub.

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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.

What is Let's Chat?

Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.

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        Reviews of HipChat and Let's Chat
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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 HipChat and Let's Chat
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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.

        Avatar of DigitalPermits
        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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