Cisco Spark vs Hipchat


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Cisco Spark
Bring your teams together with one unified communications service that does it all: group messaging, screen sharing, video calls, video conferencing, and collaboration.
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Hipchat
Group chat and video chat built for teams. Share ideas, code, and files with your team in real time. Rooms are perfect for individual projects, teams, or entire departments. You can also hop into a 1-to-1 chat with a coworker anytime. Connect your team and build genuine consensus with face-to-face video chat and real-time screen sharing. The next best thing to right next to you. HipChat free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Comparing Cisco Spark vs Hipchat is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Cisco Spark has more user-friendly interface than Hipchat because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Hipchat is more popular than Cisco Spark

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Amazon Alexa comes to workspace via HipChat (in 2016)
- Cisco acquired online meetings startup Worklife (in 2016)
- HipChat adds group video chat (in 2016)
- Atlassian acquired team chat Hall (in 2015)
- Atlassian acquires Jitsi video chat maker to power HipChat (in 2015)
- Atlassian launched HipChat server (in 2015)
- Atlassian removes user limits in free HipChat version (in 2014)
- Atlassian HipChat gets videochat and screen-sharing (in 2014)

Looks like Hipchat was recently more active than Cisco Spark (at least in our news).