I know the title of this blog will raise some feathers, but please finish reading my post before assuming this is a critic without balances observation.
So, to clear some points up, I do not mind the Atlassian tools, don't get me wrong there's no real replacement for Jira, Bitbucket is also a alright offering however with that said, Atlassian's chat tool is in my opinion is outdated.
Ok if you consider their competitors I assume the obvious comparison would be Slack. Now Slack offers the similar developer apis a active community and in my opinion a much for clean cut option, Hipchat web interface feels clunky & methodical. Moving from slack to hipchat feels like going from WhatsApp to MSN Messenger, it's just gives you the sense that this is nothing new, it's something I might reminisce on, from back in my teenager years, probably whilst fighting through the glare off a CRT monitor.
It seems silly, for this corporate tool it is nothing more then a slightly more open version of Lync, the chat groups and conversations stack in a boring unimaginative way, whilst the search via the app returns anything that partially resembles the search and doesn't prioritise conversations you was actively involved in.
Then there's the app problems, Mac client is a complete waste of space, to this day it's never connected to the team server correctly even though iOs, Windows clients seem to work seamlessly.
all in all, I believe it offers little and charges allot for the privilege.
All good things come to an end - thanks to all our customers and partners who have been along the Hipchat and Stride journey with us. As of Feb 15th 2019, Hipchat Cloud and Stride have reached ...
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