Fleep vs HipChat

Fleep is chat for teams and businesses. Your files and messages. Always in sync. On all devices. Team communication is now a simple, common-sense thing. Fishing for someone’s wise words in an ocean of chat? Instead, pin important messages to the side so everyone can see and edit them. Task lists, meeting notes, important links, etc. As with messages, trawling for files in a long conversation wastes your life. In Fleep, all photos and documents have a nice clean drawer on the side tab, next to the conversation flow.
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
Face to face in the news:

2016 - HipChat adds group video chat to fight Fleep

Group chat service for business HipChat (that is called the Slack's main rival) has released built-in video conferencing system. It allows HipChat users to video chat with the click of one button and gives users more control on who they want to see. Prior to the update, users could video chat but they had to rely on a third-party integration, such as BlueJeans, HYFY and Google Hangouts. Those require having separate accounts, take more time to start and give users less control over who they see when. In March Slack developers also promised to add video and audio calls to their product.

2015 - Group chat app Fleep integrated with email to fight HipChat

Mobile team messaging app Fleep takes another step further in its mission to help wean you off email. It has introduced what it calls ‘Fleep ID’, a username that you can hand out to contacts with whom you’d like to converse via Fleep. However, because a Fleep ID is email compatible (something like user@fleep.io) — it can be used over time to wean yourself off email. Any messages sent to your Fleep ID, even if they are from somebody who isn’t a user of the messaging app, show up in Fleep, threaded and sorted by participants and with all of Fleep’s other features in tact. These include the ability to add additional participants to a conversation (including non-Fleep users via email), pin a message to your to-do list, see if a message has been read, and access your ‘file draw’, a single place that surfaces file attachments relating to a conversation.