Software development company, Atlassian, has launched HipChat Connect beta. This opens the team messaging platform to developers, allowing app build that can be run directly inside its user interface.
Atlassian claimed the new platform is the first and only messaging platform that enables a team to chat, collaborate, assign tasks and take actions using third-party apps in real-time from a single platform.
HipChat general manager, Steve Goldsmith, said the company is building a business app store that will be able to transcend operating systems or devices, allowing developers to extend their reach as customer time shifts to the next ‘hot’ platform.
“When Apple opened iOS to developers, it accelerated people’s ability to take direct action on phones, and in the process completely changed how we think about and use mobile devices.
"HipChat is giving developers the same opportunity and power to create a new phase for team messaging by placing greater emphasis on taking action, not just sharing information.”
Companies that have already built HipChat Connect versions of their own apps include Zendesk, New Relice, PagerDuty, StatusPage.io and Meekan.