HipTalk Universal

HipTalk Universal

Main page shows all rooms and users, with ability to filter
Room page with messages. Send new messages or attach files
Choose emoticons to send.
Zoomed out view provides easy navigation when there are many messages
HipTalk Universal

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About HipTalk Universal

An unofficial mobile client for HipChat that helps you see which of your rooms have new messages

  • Open rooms and private chats. View old messages history, send new messages
  • Receive toast notifications for new messages in favorite rooms and private chats
  • Pin rooms and private chats to start screen as live tiles to see number of unread messages

Version History:
Version (2117.926.1633)

  • Added setting to prevent background task from running when the application is active.
  • Fixed an issue where the user may have to tap the Send button twice to send a message.

Version (2117.828.1632)

  • Fixed an issue where latest messages were not received as soon as possible.

Version (2117.812.1631)

  • Added setting to check the active room for new messages very often (every 5, 10, or 15 seconds).
  • Added Resend button on pending or unsent messages.
  • BUG: Fixed a bug where closing a favorite room was not persisted.

Version (2117.803.1630)

  • On the main page, users who are online will have a green indicator next to their names.
  • Messages now display the profile picture of the sender.

Version (2117.0724.1629)

  • Added pending/unsent status to sent messages.
  • Added ability to resend messages. If an unsent message is resent successfully, the original one is removed from the list.

Version (2117.0427.1628)

  • Performance optimizations and minor bug fixes.

Version (2117.0404.1627)

  • Added a dialog where you can enter your HipChat credentials and allow HipTalk Universal to log in and select or generate the API token on your behalf.

Version (2117.0316.1626)

  • Added option to turn off HipChat service health checks
  • Enabled drag and drop to allow files to be dropped in the Send Message text box for uploading
  • Changes to reduce the number of error toasts that are shown when encountering issues

Version (2117.0308.1625)

  • Improvements in the background task. The Settings page will now show the last time the background check was performed and the result
  • Added setting to receive only an aggregated toast when checking rooms for messages
  • Restyled the Manage Accounts page
  • Bugfix: After typing an ‘at’ symbol ‘@’ icons like emoticons aren’t hidden but are mixed with text.
  • Bugfix: Last person on the list isn’t visible. Scroll hides it.

Version (2117.0305.1614)

  • Fixed slow startup
  • The room/user filter on the main page now has auto-suggestions based on the actual room and user names
  • Minor UI polish

Version (2117.0220.1612)

  • Redesigned UI for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

Version (2017.0111.1493)

  • Added option to reopen last room or chat on startup
  • Added option to detect internet connectivity
  • Removed AppStretch links
  • Minor bugfixes and UI improvements

Version (2016.1114.1492)

  • Fixed a bug where the “sync open rooms from HipChat” option cannot be turned of

Version 1.4.9 (2016.0827.1490)

  • Added better prompt to submit requests on AppStretch
  • Fixed a bug where the app opened from a notification popup will not have back navigation buttons (Windows 10 version)
  • Fixed a crash that would happen on pressing the speech button if Cortana dictation was not been enabled on the device previously (Windows 10 version)

Version 1.4.8 (2016.0809.1480)

  • Added support for tile with notifications on Microsoft Band
  • Fixed a bug where messages sent to a private chat were not populated in the messages list

Version 1.4.7 (2016.0716.1470)

  • Added option to enable logging
  • Minor bugfixes

Version 1.4.6 (2016.0622.1460)

  • Renamed application to HipTalk Universal
  • Added option to automatically sync open rooms from HipChat
  • Start menu tiles are now transparent, primary tile shows last message
  • Suppressing repeated error toast messages - they will show only in the notifications center

Version 1.4.5 (2016.0604.1450)

  • Added link to AppStretch page for feature requests
  • Added checks if HipChat servers are currently online
  • Current user mention name is now bolded in the users list on the main page
  • Bugfix: Users are no longer prompted to rate and review until they have created an account
  • Bugfix: Possible fix for some crashes
  • UI tweaks: Supporting landscape orientation on phone
  • UI tweaks: Minor font size and layout changes

Version 1.4.4 (2016.406.1440)

  • HCUniversal is now a Share target, allowing to send links or text from other apps to rooms
  • Added “Clear Badge Notifications” command to clear the unread messages badge notifications on the live tiles

Version 1.4.2 (2015.1215.1420)

  • Minor improvements to the authentication process
  • Attempt to fix Win10 startup issue

Version 1.4.1

  • Added Prev and Next buttons to the room and chat pages to allow quick navigation
  • Minor bugfixes, possibly improved start time

Version 1.4.0

  • Changed the underlying store to SQLite for better performance and stability
  • Retrieving and sending messages no longer disables the message list
  • When retrieving new messages, if there are more than 100 new messages, a special entry will be inserted in the list, and tapping it will retrieve the intermediate messages
  • Lifted the limit of max 1000 messages for private chats

Version 1.3.4

  • Added setting for messages font size
  • Added more detailed help for creating HipChat API token

Version 1.3.3

  • Added support for auto-completing emoticons when writing messages
  • Added support displaying emoticons inline in messages
  • (Windows 10) Added Cortana support
  • (Windows 10) Added adaptive live tiles

Version 1.3.2

  • When configuring an account, the app now automatically detects the user name of the user that provided his API token. Messages which mention that user will have his mention name highlighted in orange
  • No longer will toast notification be shown for messages that are sent by the user logged in the app, since he should know that he has sent a message to a room
  • When typing a mention name starting with @ in the message box, a list of matching users is presented and they can be tapped for auto-complete
  • Implemented an optimization that will reduce the network bandwidth when checking for new messages

Version 1.3.1:

  • Added online status for the users (Note: populates slowly when checking for new messages, in order to not exceed HipChat rate limits)
  • Added list of room participants
  • UI revamp - decreased element and font sizes so that more items fit on screen
  • Fixed an issue preventing the correct number of unread messages to display on the room and private chat tiles on the main page
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.3.0:

  • Added support for multiple accounts (paid version only)

Version 1.2.7:

  • Bugfix: When sending message to a room, it will immediately appear in the messages list
  • Changed color scheme to better support light theme and selection
  • Implemented Share contract to allow sharing the text or links of messages with other applications

Version 1.2.6:

  • (Experimental) Ability to connect to private HipChat servers
  • Added a setting whether to show the images in messages in rooms and private chats
  • Minor bugfixes

Version 1.2.5:

  • Added uploading of files to rooms and private chats
  • Added filtering of rooms and user on the main page
  • Added ability to send an email report with crash details
  • Fixed an issue preventing the display of images sent along with messages in rooms and private chats
  • Added a loading page

Version 1.2.4:

  • Added settings to control toast notifications and frequency of checking for new messages
  • Added a page to choose the identity of the current user (to use with the “for messages than mention me” toast notifications setting)
  • Fixed a problem that caused the messages scroller in a room to lose position while checking for new messages

Version 1.2.2:

  • Support for displaying uploaded file links and images in rooms and private chats. You may need to clear and re-retrieve messages to see the uploaded files
  • Added functionality to auto-capture the HipChat token from the web page - Fix for rate limiting issue
  • Fix for a bug preventing private chats from showing messages on first opening

Version 1.2.1:

  • Reduced the number of HipChat calls to avoid rate limiting
  • Main application tile now shows the unread messages in all favorite rooms and private chats
  • Clickable links in messages

Version 1.2:

  • Added private chats which allows to send messages to users and to view the last up to 1000 private chat messages.
  • Loading up to 1000 (up from 100) rooms and contacts.
  • Rooms in the lobby and users are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Semantic zoom/jump lists in rooms and private chats allow you to quickly jump to message from a particular date.

Key features

  • Read and send messages to HipChat rooms
  • Live tiles and toast notifications helps you see which HipChat rooms have new messages