Blaq for BlackBerry 10 update with a slew of bug fixes and improvements

By Bla1ze on 3 Mar 2014 03:39 pm EST
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For many BlackBerry 10 users, Blaq is the go to Twitter client on their devices and after some hardcore beta testing to address bugs and add improvements a new build of Blaq for BlackBerry 10 has been released. The updated version, noted as v1.3.2, is currently filtering through BlackBerry World right now so you can get yourself updated as soon as it appears for you. In case you want the full run down of changes and improvements, you can jump below to see the full list.

Additions

  • Compose in hub – Now you can compose your tweets directly from the hub with Blaq.
  • Classic active frame – For those of you who enjoyed the simplicity of the original active frame, it’s now back!

Enhancements

  • Battery drain fixes
  • Search field is focused automatically on physical keyboard devices
  • Instead of selecting specific directories for the photo picker, the Pictures view is now used by default.

Tons of fixes (including):

  • Hub “account restore” notifications
  • Duplicate hub icons
  • Unable to add/remove users from lists
  • Inability to open hub items
  • Accounts not set up on devices still receiving notifications

If you're not seeing it yet, don't fret. Remember, BlackBerry World updates take up to 24 hours to appear but you can always check the listing in BlackBerry World to or try installing it from the web version of BlackBerry World to kind of sort of force it to download without a wait time.

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54 comments

skrewball

Best twitter app ever :)

MCame514

How is it the best if it still doesn't have a photo album feature yet............long over due

Blackberry Z10 10.2.1.1259

Z10NIZED

For lots if people twitter is about getting favorites. You can't see how many favorites are on a tweet with Blaq

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jcarty

If you have issues with Blaq's hub entry disappearing, try reinstalling the app since the hub integration was rewritten.

MLE724

Was just about to ask that. Will do that now. Thanks!

Clanked

see hub blaq logo in the hub, but cant see it in add an account. Blaq is all blank when I click on it on the left side as well.

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jcarty

Have you received any notifications since installing the update (direct message or mention)?

Clanked

Yeah I just asked a friend he sent me a private message, but it unfortunately did not show up in my blaq hub portion, however looks like I can compose a tweet from the blaq portion of the hub.

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feldmen01

Thank you for this update! My hub has been messed up royally with quadruple Blaq icons and even more account error notifications

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ANTIABE

The best! Like BlackBerry!

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Maal628

Thanks JCarty!

#PoweredByBlackBerry

Shaif

I can't post a tweet from the hub. And I don't see Blaq in the Hub :( what to do?

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Shaif

I removed the app and now I will download it again

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Shaif

I did work, thanks to Jcarty

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james pisano

I hope this update works out well for everyone. It seems Jcarty listened to everyone's feedback. I'm gonna download it and give it a try.

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vaioman

I've deleted the app and reinstalled. I can now see the option to compose from the hub but pressing the option does nothing.

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vaioman

Ok it's working now. Nice update. Hopefully there's some more bugs fixed than what's listed.

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CallMeNop

I don't really know Blaq, but what it do better than official Twitter app ?

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Torymon

Same here.

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jcarty

Real-time streaming (no need to pull to refresh), gesture-based actions, scheduled tweets, BBM status updates (Twitter app just added it), translate tweets, a dark theme, muting (keywords, users and hashtags) and multiple account access in hub to name a few.

BBRYed

And the ability to see what device others are using to tweet.

Poetry in Motion

ncguytoday

Still doesn't alert me when tweets come in from people I want to be alerted.. otherwise it's just good for general grazing

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ebertsangrona

I want that option to

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kg4icg

Just updated mine.

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miktro

Nice.

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nucks26

Native Twitter is 10x better

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CheckWriter

I wonder what the active frame will look like now. I thought it was pretty cool before.

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jcarty

You now have a choice between a Tweets active frame which shows random tweets on your timeline and the classic active frame that originally launched with Blaq.

Check the settings, if you're curious.

CheckWriter

Sweet. I'll check it out. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.

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CheckWriter

I'm going to go with the random tweets I'm used to. Is there a difference in how they affect battery life?

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jcarty

You should see improved battery life with the tweets active frame but the classic one is easiest on battery life.

CheckWriter

The search field being automatically focused is a much welcomed time saver. I haven't checked out anything else yet.

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CheckWriter

Not a bad update. My only complaint that still exists is that I can't hit C from anywhere to compose a tweet and hit S to search from anywhere. Not too much of a hassle though.

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JBeemer_X

Am I the only one unable to use the HUB feature?? I could before but lost it a while ago randomly n this update didn't fix it.

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jcarty

Delete and reinstall the app.

JBeemer_X

Got it. Thanks

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Kobe Barksdale

Thanks for the update, it runs faster now

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jzajac

Hopefully one of the bugs of the timeline randomly dropping out hours worth of tweets has been addressed as well. That one really got under my skin. If it's good all we need are favorites implemented and I would be as happy as I could be with Blaq.

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jcarty

Still being worked on, sadly. It's number one on the list of things to fix, so it'll be fixed in the next release.

DEADP00L

I'm not able to compose any tweets in my hub....

Q10 user.

jcarty

Reinstall the app if you're having any issues with hub at all.

ebertsangrona

Hi, I saw that you know a lot about Blaq, I want to know something, meabe you can help me:
Can I set up a Notification for an Specific User? Like a select option, every user you pick you will receive notification when they tweet

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jcarty

Developer behind Blaq and no, not at this time. May consider it for a future update, though.

ebertsangrona

Ty, I will buy Blaq when bring this option, hope soon.

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ebertsangrona

Hi, I all ready bought Blaq yesterday, I like it.
I send 2 emails yesterday to blaq@kisailabs.com and didn't get a receive answer, so I don't know if you are using that email, so can you send me a private message with your email to send you the good and the considering Upgrades? Pls

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ebertsangrona

Can I set up a Notification for an Specific User? I want to know in real-time when a specific user tweet

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fentebaieuser

Sorry to get off topic, but what's up with fast tube....seems like it took a dump recently. only plays LQ video????

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Sayumi Whisp

I will install it again for a new try.
But it would be great, if the gestures will work overall in the app, and not only at the main timeline

When I'm visit a userprofile I cannot use gestures.
This is confusing :)

But thanks for the upgrade

Wenn du mir sagst, was dort draußen richtig ist, werde ich nicht mehr versuchen dich zu küssen... (Sayumi Whisp) www.sayumi.de

Sayumi Whisp

Okay this upgrade is really good.
The tweet option directly from the hub is much faster then the official twitter app. :)

I have removed the official app finally :)

But it would be great, if I could loop scheduled tweets :)

Wenn du mir sagst, was dort draußen richtig ist, werde ich nicht mehr versuchen dich zu küssen... (Sayumi Whisp) www.sayumi.de

Jay Labuschagne

Still having issues posting pictures on Blaq... :/

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jcarty

Have you given the app Shared Files permission? Homescreen > Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions > Blaq.

ps4rh

Is there any chance:

* It'll get TweetMarker support? I miss that from the PlayBook version
* that the PlayBook version will see an update? It has some challenging bugs still.

pc2502

No hub composition so far!!

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Donald Blue

Why? I get twitter for free......

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