"Connecting..." I am absolutely thrilled in the rare case the application ever lets me reply. The worst communication app I've ever used.
Unusable I can't stand HipChat mobile app at all. Can't even connect. It keeps showing the "Connecting" bar at the bottom. They really should see how fast Slack mobile app is. I just don't understand it. It's been happening ever since HipChat bragged about material design in their app. Until now, the connection problem hasn't improved at all. The only good thing about this app is the push notification. I just look at it and contact whoever messaged me through email. Pointless to even try opening the app.
Always connecting Even with a good WiFi signal this takes a good minute to connect. This is on hosted hipchat. Maybe the hipchat engineers should try slack...
Update: Better! Devs reached out directly and helped troubleshoot my problem. Thanks Seth!
Lateral menu Guys, what have you done?! The navigation drawer design is very big, for grannies, please fix that ugly interface
Connecting..... I get into a state whenever I open the application after it has already been running where all I get is the "connecting..." banner. Quickest way to get rid of this is by closing the app from the multi task menu and starting again.
* Improved: Launch time and connection time should be faster - dramatically so for many folks.
* Fixed: Messages would appear out of order in certain circumstances.
* New / Fixed: Backgrounding the app sets you to Away. This fixes a brief window where you wouldn't be notified of an incoming message.