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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with a ton of new features

By James Richardson on 14 Jan 2014 10:07 am EST

Without doubt the most in-depth Twitter application for BlackBerry 10 - Blaq has now been updated to version 1.3 and with it brings a whole bunch of new features as well as fixes. 

As you'll see below, the extra features will make Blaq not only more user friendly, but also more customizable - in particular with the addition of the lite theme if you choose to use it. 

New in this latest version:

  • Hub Integration - Blaq now 'fully' integrates with BlackBerry Hub. Your mentions and direct messages from multiple accounts are now easier to access on BlackBerry 10. 
  • Detailed Active Frame - In addition to seeing tweets, indicators for new tweets, mentions and direct messages are displayed so you know when to take action. 
  • Lite Theme - For the first time in the history of Blaq, we've seen the light. Light theme, that is! 
  • BlackBerry ID Synchronization - For those that like to format their devices for whatever reasons, your settings and mutes are now backed up automatically! 

Notable Additions: 

  • Tweet post status with progress bar for photo uploads
  • Change your profile banner directly within the app
  • Friend picker is now available within the search
  • BBM Pins are now recognized in tweets and direct messages
  • Most requests are now compressed to save on data usage
  • The account limit has now been increased to 3. This restraint is due to a token limit imposed by Twitter on third party developers. 
  • Labels have now been added to the left toolbar. Pull the timeline to the right to see them. 
  • Plenty of bug fixes

If you're not seeing update just yet, be patient - it's coming. Blaq is priced at $2.99 and is well worth the money. If you're a 'tweeter' and haven't tried Blaq before you are missing out! 

More information/Download Blaq for BlackBerry 10







I love it. Best Twitter client on BB10!


I wish they bring it to android as I miss my blaq.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!


So then ditch your Android and switch back to BlackBerry and stop complaoning!

Posted via CB10


Bob,it's people like you that are the reason why folks are leaving blackberry.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!


Haha. So true.

Posted via CB10


And it still doesn't have the picture features

Posted via CB10


What picture feature?

Posted via CB10


Like it shows the person's all the picture he uploaded.

Posted via CB10

Kobe Barksdale

Yeah I know what you saying

Posted via CB10


Wow very nice additions. I can't wait for the update, as i don't see it yet


why doesn't any twitter app have notifications from people you follow ,when they just tweet something public ,like iOS has .
I just want to look public tweets from the people i follow only , without the need of opening the app every time .
The only thing that i miss from iphonesss


Yup! I always like Blaq but the dark theme just seemed too dark for me for some reason.

Posted with my BlackBerry Z10 running 10.2 via CB10


Hey where did The Sayit app go in BlackBerry World, it seems to be missing

Posted via CB10


Search for Bku to find say it

Posted via CB10 from my BlackBerry Z10


Say it... C'mon say it... SAY IT!!! SAYYY ITTTT!!!! AHHHHHHHH


@the_igg LOL, he is missed, saw him live the year before his accident.


I strayed away from Blaq for a while and went back to the native twitter app but this update looks pretty sweet I'm definitely giving it a try!! Loving all the new headless apps coming out recently!!

Posted with my BlackBerry Z10 running 10.2 via CB10



Posted Via CB10 Running On Z10STL100-2 Using OS Version

Kobe Barksdale

Huge improvements

Posted via CB10


Okay, help a newbie...

How do we get notifications on our device that updates for an app are available? And then how to we update it? I see nothing on my Blaq app.


You can open BB World and look under "My World" it should list the apps that have available updates. The Blaq one may not show up yet though as mine did not. If you search for Blaq under apps though the update button should be live. It was for me.


"My World"! Thank you...that's the spot I was looking for. Yes, I don't see showing up there yet, either, but I was able to update just by looking up the app.


In My World you can also select the installed apps tab which will show apps you already have. Might be a little faster to find. Don't press the open button, select to the left on the app icon and it will give you the upgrade screen.


With Hub integration now available how do I get Twitter the list of Hub applications/accounts? I am running and can't remember how you manage that. I don't want Twitter and Blaq listed in the Hub. I can not make Twitter go away under Hub Managment. Do I just delete the Twitter account from the Hub?


Open settings then go to accounts > Twitter and you can modify notifications from there :)


Thanks! Knew I was being dense.


Yeeeesss amazing! :)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)


Feels good to be using Blaq again. No offense to Jerome, but it was missing a few things that the native Twitter app had, so I was running that one a lot more. Now he put so much into Blaq I could delete the native one and never look back. Outstanding job!

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!


Loving the new update, and the lite theme. Happy Tuesday :)

Posted via CB10


I love @Blaq. So glad JCarty keeps pushing new updates and features to it. I couldn't find a better twitter client. Seriously, if you don't have it, go and buy it now.


Just received the update. Switching back to Blaq!


Jeandry Brito

Man this is better than our own twitter, that sucks..

Posted via CB10


Got it!! Hands down the best Twitter client out there. I am keepng the dark theme as it works for me and I like it better. Looking forward to the new enhancments and improvements. Thanks for the update



Z30 : No more peasants battery life


No update showing?

Posted via CB10


Give it some time. It could take up to 24 hours to show up on BlackBerry World.


I was waiting for the HUB integration, now I can download it.

Posted via BB-Z10. OS 10.2.1.


I still would like Facebook and twitlonger (or whatever it's called) integration. I miss UberSocial. Their app for BBOS was perfect for me. I remember them tweeting to see who would like to see their app for BB10. I guess they didn't get enough responses. :( Anyway, if Blaq would give me Facebook and twitlonger integration, my needs would at least be satisfied. The other bells and whistles UberSocial had were just a huge plus.

Posted via CB10


any love for the PlayBook version?


Still can't see if a tweet has favorites!

Posted via CB10


Awesome! The best twitter app out there by far. I love it!

From my Z30 STA100-5


One issue with new version : when trying to open dm's in the hub nothing happens... screen darkens as if it's going to switch but then brightens again on the same hub screen... any others experiencing this?

Posted via CB10


Which OS level are you on? I know this was pretty common on some of the earlier 10.2.1 leaks, like and earlier.


I'm on

Posted via CB10


Known issue. Fixes are in beta. If all goes well, will submit it today.


Also can't post tweet this from hub. And cant follow new ppl in app

Posted via CB10


When will it be pushed out?? It's not available for me yet

Posted via CB10


Headless is the main feature if you're on


It's headless in 10.2.0 as well :P


Cb10 should go headless too....

Posted via CB10


Great update!

Posted via CB10


Got the update. Nice, but when I hit a hub notification, it just goes to unread. Very occasionally, it has briefly taken me to the relevant post or DM, but then crashes straight back to the hub again.

Anyone else had this? Indeed, has anyone actually been able to access Blaq direct from the BB10 yet???

Posted via CB10


What OS are you on? Have you tried deleting and reinstalling the app?

Sayumi Whisp

Nice lite theme but useless because the fonts are often white ;)

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


The lite theme is a life saver!!

I couldn't stand the original (default) theme!!

Thank you for lightening us up!!


I can see "blaq" on my HUB.. :( How can i add it???

Posted via CB10


Try reinstalling the app if it isn't showing up for you. After doing so, you'll need to receive a mention or direct message.


Did this - got a mention - still not showing up on my hub.



Posted via CB10


Someone above said, "Best Twitter client on BB10." That's probably true, but I'm going to take it a step further and just say it as it should be said at this point: "Best Twitter client on any mobile platform."

Posted via CB10


I hope this version is easier on my battery.. it takes a pretty big toll on my Q10 and Z10, and if I'm going to be out for a while, I stick to the stock app which doesn't destroy my battery.

Posted via CB10

james pisano

I had just switched from Blaq to BB Twitter because of the hub integration, I guess I switched too soon. Gonna give Blaq another try.

Via CB10 & Z10 or Q10


Even better!!!! :) I'm wondering if the BBM emoji's actually show on other platforms though?

Posted via Q10


Glad to see the update. Before I was seeing a gap between tweets on my feed which was annoying, hopefully that was one of the bug fixes. One bug I am seeing is that I cannot follow new people. I tried searching for someone and press 'Follow' but nothing happens. Also tried following someone I found through another tweet.

Posted via CB10


The mentions are not visible in the Hub? Do I have to change some settings? Because the only setting I can see within the app are not regarding the Hub

Posted via CB10


Only new mentions show up in hub. Try reinstalling the app if hub doesn't show up after you've received a new mention.


Now I can use Blaq for all my Twitter accounts.

Posted via CB10


Love the new improvements!

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81


Best twitter app for BlackBerry 10 past present possibly future. One of best overall apps on BlackBerry. Blaq gets it right listens to customers and improves the app. Developer sure is dedicated.

Sadly native twitter app is far behind. Facebook app is full of glitches. A major one is cannot Post. POST FAILED!!

Developers Do you see opportunity!!?

Many are still waiting for Blackberry 10.2 official update.

Their should be solutions. Hire or Fire.Get to root of it.update management Move people around.Only BlackBerry knows.


Lead. Do not follow

Posted via CB10


Had uninstalled it. Reinstalled it today. Liking it a lot more.

Posted via CB10


Love the new lite them, much easier on the eyes. Would love to have multiple account show up on same time line rather than have to flip between accounts.

Posted via CB10


Hey guys

Anyone having issues with private messages in the latest version of Blaq? I can't get them to load in the app or in the Hub. I'm running 10.2.1


Known issue. Fixes are in beta. If all goes well, will submit it today.


Woo Hoo! Thanks for the prompt reply :)


Looks good. Can't compose from the Hub for some reason but haven’t tried rebooting yet. UI suggests I can. Live this app. Great to see the new features.

Posted via CB10


Wow, great updates indeed! Absolutely no need to log into the official Twitter app with the full Hub integration.

Posted via CB10


Nice! Smooth as blaq!

Posted via CB10


Definitely my most used app... I'm grateful for these guys


Having some trouble. My lists don't load. They just stay stuck on the spinny loading message.

Posted via CB10


Congrats on the new release... I love my Blaq!

Posted via CB10


Wish they would add a feature to settings to keep the screen from going to sleep. Every update I look for this feature to no avail :(

Posted via CB10


Anyone else able to hit the "follow" button? Nothing happens. I want to add some new accounts.


Posted via CB10


Known issue. Fixes are in beta. Things seem to be going well so will be submitting tonight.


Cannot follow after the update.

Posted via CB10


Known issue. Fixes are in beta. Things seem to be going well so will be submitting tonight.


Amazing! Love the lite theme! Really takes the twitter experience to the next level.

Best APP ever!

But I usually like dark themes but for some reason lite for blaq

Q10 ~

Sayumi Whisp

The running in Background and Hub Integration is cool :) the only things I'm missing now is.
Notifications for retweets and new follower in hub and the possibility to tweet from hub like the official twitter app.
Not sure it's possible with the api but then I could remove the official twitter app :)

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


You can get email notifications for stuff like that. It's within the options In Twitter.

Posted via CB10


I like Blaq but I also liked Neatly. Just seems like development on Neatly has stopped.

Posted via CB10


New feature: add third account, app will crash constantly.