No more emailing your colleagues to meet you at 4 p.m. in the foyer beside the plant to catch a cab. Atlassian’s workplace communication platform HipChat will now let you order an Uber for your team without leaving the chatroom.
Atlassian — the Australian software startup that went public in the U.S. last week to great fanfare — makes digital tools for businesses, including HipChat, which is often overshadowed by its more well-known competitor, Slack.
HipChat’s fighting back though, and on Monday, it announced Uber for HipChat. Using Uber’s API and HipChat Connect, a service that lets third-party developers embed apps on the platform, Atlassian has built a tool that allows teams to request an Uber from their chatroom, track its status and notify each member when it arrives. Read more…
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