There are tons of reasons to use Idobata.
It's painful to maintain server for IRC.
I wish I could autocomplete my @username-style mentions.
I want simple integration with GitHub, CI, etc...
I'd like to see every thread which I'm following in at a glance.
I wish I could recognize anyone's messages instantly with icons.
Developers' chat should be more programmable.
Idobota lets you create Organizations, different groupings of chat rooms.
You can give your members access to all rooms in your Organization, or limit them to specific ones.
You can invite Idobata users who aren't members of your Organization as guests. Again, you can limit that guest's access to rooms you choose.
The Timeline view lets you view all rooms across your Organization.
Idobata's Webhooks are easily set up notifications that plug into other development tools.
Idobata provides well-designed notification messages for popular services like GitHub.
You can customize which Webhooks are used for each project you work on. (idobata-hooks)
Plus you can create Custom Webhooks for your own use.
Idobata supports Hubot, so you create and set up bots to do almost anything with your rooms, and then activate them simply by asking them in chat.
You ask your bot to translate messages or attachments, check the weather, keep a count, or even work with you smart appliances.
Google Chrome Extension
Compatible with GitHub emoticons
Long messages will be collapsed automatically
Post images with drag-and-drop
Tag everyone in a room or an organization with @all / @here
Autocomplete @member / #room name
Unlimited message logs
You can run Idobata anywhere.
We always appreciate hearing from you!