Blaq for BlackBerry 10 updated to version 1.1

By Adam Zeis on 17 Jun 2013 10:57 am EDT
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Blaq has taken over the Twitter game for BlackBerry 10 and the latest update makes sure to keep it that way. Blaq is a full-featured Twitter client that has been a big hit for BlackBerry users. The folks at Kisai Labs have been hard at work taking in loads of feedback from users and now version 1.1 has been released with plenty of updates and fixes.

In addition to Z10/Q10/Q5 support, Blaq now allows for profile editing, keyboard shortcuts, list management, faster start time and much more. 

Updates include:

  • BeBuzz integration
  • Report Spam
  • Block/Unblock
  • Translate tweet (Tweet options)
  • Scroll-loading of friends and followers
  • Scroll-loading tweets
  • Save search
  • Delete saved search (hold down on one in search screen)
  • Search @mentions on profile
  • List management – Add, edit or delete a list. Add and remove users from lists
  • Change trend location
  • Edit profile
  • Edit avatar

There is a multitude of other enhancements and fixes as well, you can see the full list of 1.1 tweaks here.

Blaq is available for the Z10 and Q10 for $2.99 in BlackBerry World. If you're a big Twitter user it's definitely worth the price, trust us.

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 updated to version 1.1

132 Comments

It doesn't work on my blackberry Z10. I've already reseted my Z10 twice and deleted and reinstalled Blaq. The update killed the App

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Yup. Same for me. The update has basically killed the app. Really disappointed.

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Same here I'm on Verizon 10.0.9.422 - updating blaq today killed it. Did a restart and a battery pull. No luck! :(

Is there a way to install a prior version does anyone know?

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What OS are you on? I am still on 10.0 so that could be the reason. Regardless it just doesn't work and keeps crashing when I try to open it.

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Developer here. An update is already propagating through App World with a fix for the crash issue. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thanks for being so reactive.
Always nice feeling developers pay attention and care for final users!

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Damn. They didn't reply within X minutes for a one time purchase app you bought for less than a meal out. Cut 'em some slack next time. I personally never expect a support response any faster than 24hours. People gotta poop. And sleep. Poop and sleep.

I'm not even getting the update showing in BlackBerry World. With the reports that the upgrade is broken, good thing i guess i haven't gotten the update yet.

I think it's still pushing out. I just searched for Blaq and the upgrade appeared on the app detail screen.

Yes, you can set the font size, not a specific point but from Tiny (which is tiny) to Large (which is huge) and between.

Just updated and it's crashing. Not opening at all I am still on 10.0 on att. I have a feeling that this update is more geared to the 10.1 release and beyond. Hopefully they release a update for users on 10.0 still.

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Developer here. An update is already propagating through App World with a fix for the crash issue. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Working fine for me on 10.1, so a little patience and it will be resolved, Kisai Labs are quite responsive with these type of things.

App downloaded and installed just fine for me. Try uninstalling and install again. The Devs are great! could be a little busy at the moment. Give them a little time to respond.

Yeah I tried rebooting a couple of times, even pulled the battery. Deleted and reinstalled and still nothing. Just gonna sit tight and wait for another update :/

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It appears Blaq no longer works on 10.0 only on 10.1. I have Z10STL100-4/10.0.9.2743. It no longer opens for me.

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For those who have used this, how close it to using Ubersocial? That was perfect for me, and I've been looking for a good replacement since I got the Q10

Aside from not having FB integration (if you care about that) I find Blaq better across the board. The developer is responsive and I'm confident that any minor issues will be addressed in future updates. I'm as frugal as they come, but don't regret dropping $3 on Blaq.

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Don't blame them it's probably because A #$%^ing T and @#$%^&ing T still has us on 10.0!

AT&T f-off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It just won't open. This is ridiculous. Do these people get paid by their boss to make updates like this one?

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A mistake that affects a few thousand people? Maybe more? That's not an oops, that's a fuck up!

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Good thing he's been actively posting about how a fix is already pushing out through App World.

I wish they would add the ability to change the background or skin. I find it very hard to read. I would like something plain and simple where the text is clear.

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Don't they know that almost 3/4 of the world users CAN'T GET THE OS UPDATES because of Blackberry's masochistic tendencies? Most of us are still stuck with version 10.0

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Imagine my hero. Upgraded it then started reading all the comments here bout the app not working after upgrade! Whew. It works just fine for me. Great improvements. Still needs more for over users like me. Anyway I'm on Telus running 10.1 and all is well so far. Blaq h's a wy to go to make me not miss the native app on my bold9900 but they've also come a long way. But I do dislike developers who think they know all the issues and improvements. Remember I did mention I'm a power user so yeah i know more :). Great work guys keep it up.

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After the update the App don't open, basically is DEAD!!

Please JCarty help!

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Opens up after upgrade. Only issue says it can't connect to BBM. Changed permissions and it still appears. Works besides that. I think the version. Number doesn't update after upgrade?

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No issues here. Downloaded the upgrade, connected to BBM and running good.
I'm on Telus in Ontario, Z10 10.1

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Developer here. An update is already propagating through App World with a fix for the crash issue. Apologies for any inconvenience.

No problem here, love it. They did send out a tweet saying there was an issue for some ppl and they know it and are on it.

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I figured it's a 10.0 issue. I'm glad the developers have come out and said a fix is in the works. I'll have some patience with them since BB10 is still new and the devs are still learning that there are some things that won't work on 10.0 that do work on 10.1.

Blaq is a great app. IMO. I'm anxiously awaiting the 10.0 fix.

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On ATT 10.0 with my Z10 - upgrade not working yet......haven't seen a fix out yet on BBWorld......waiting patiently....

Some of you act like children. "Update doesn't work, product now sucks." Relax. Blaq has been awesome for me on my Q10 so far, looking forward to the update.

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After i spend $3.26 on this lousy apps i could it Buy me a Cheese Burger @ MC Donald. What a rip off.

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For AT&T what the use of selling us Z10 and Q10 if there is no Upgrade and Update also not enough apps to download. I learn my lesson of this sales associate giving customer false detail of BlackBerry products. I will wait for the new iPhone 5S to purchase.

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Yeah go purchase the new iPhone 5s. And it's lame browser that doesn't hold a penny to the wonderful and powerful browser from BlackBerry. Don't believe me? The go check out the in dependant test sites for browser strength. Ringmark and the html5 tests have shown BlackBerry has the strongest browser out there by miles. Not to mention the fact that the entire OS is much more powerful in the OS10 over iOS6 and upcoming iOS7. Please enjoy. Thanks.

Signed by BlackBerry the true iPhone killer.

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I did receive an email saying the update was pushed out but I still haven't seen it...so patiently waiting.

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Installed fine on this 10.1 handset.

I would actually pay 10x what I did for it. I tried Neatly after a recommendation on here and did not really get on with it. Blaq though I clicked with straight away!

I would love to see just one more account slot opened though - that is just me managing someone's Twitter account for them though.

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I love the update. However the one thing I would change is to reverse the space bar so it scrolls up. As Blaq remembers your last position I awlays scroll up to read posts. It much more intuitive to scroll up using the space bar rather than shift-space.

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The issue really doesn't have to go around what Software release u have for your BlackBerry as if it were then they should have pointed it out before they give an option to download, which they didn't.

I'm running the Software that came out with my Z10. Purchased Blaq and it was faulty then Upgraded and it doesn't want to open at all. Even deleted and reloaded but it still doesn't want to open. Sent 2 emails to Blaq already and got no reply from them.

I like Twitter and word has it Blaq is the best App. So I'm really upset.

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Okay mow this is getting annoying, I went all day without the app and I wake this morning and find it still isn't fixed.

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Love the upgrade. Pretty much fixed the major issues I had with the old version. Things like bein able to check mentions, deleting saved searches, scrolling down followers list to the bottom and not just the first 6 or so, and especially the RT options. Great job!

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Yeah, same here. The devs said there was already a fix in AppWorld, but I haven't seen it yet. Getting a little frustrated since they said the fix was already out. I'll try to be a little more patient, but it's tough.

Would be so sweet if they added the ability to use in landscape mode s well. Amongst other required upgrades for the future :)

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Does not work on my z10 either. Do not upgrade if you got your device from Att. At least mine is.

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Looking at the posts it seems it might be people who haven't got the latest OS update that are having probs. I downloaded it and it's working well. Love the bar that stops at the old tweets....so I can see which ones I haven't seen. But if you don't like that just tap on the right of the green bar at the top to get to newest tweet :) There are options for RT too, and if that is at all confusing you can go into the settings and set to RT as normal every time. Some good improvements on it...well done guys :)

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I think I know why it still crashes after the latest update. The new update said version 1.1.0.4001 when I installed it a moment ago. But when no went back to check it still said version 1.1.0.4000 was installed. I uninstalled Blaq so that I can install the latest one but now it only shows up as version 1.1.0.4000 in BlackBerry World :/.

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That's exactly it. I spotted that earlier and let jcarty know. Would be so much easier if carriers would just give us 10.1, that way all devices on market have the same official release. Sideloads excluded of course.

Yep. I just got the latest update, too, and it still crashes. I'm on Verizon Z10 with 10.0.9.422, also.

I'm not blaming Kisai for this so much as VZW. If they had released the 10.1 update by now this would be a moot point. Stop making devs have to test for multiple platforms!

Yeah I guess your point is right it isn't Blaqs fault...but I'm still annoyed nonetheless.

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BlackBerry World didn't like how Kisai labeled something so they didn't let .4001 be released. Did they change "Tweet" to offensive words or pictures!? What could have changed so dramatically from .400 to .4001 to make BBWorld reject it?

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Got a response from one of the app developers just now:

Sibir,
 
So we found out what the problem is. BlackBerry World has an issue where it’s sending you the wrong version.
 
We’ve uploaded separate versions now which should fix the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
--
Jerome Carty
Kisai Labs
@JCarty on Twitter

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Deleted the upgraded app, did another search in BBWorld, showed new .4001 version, downloaded, still won't open......

Yeah, I did the same thing. Uninstalled .4000, saw the new .4001 in App World, downloaded it and it still won't open.

I'm to the point where I'm not going to deal with it until the 10.1 update comes out. It doesn’t seem to be a problem with that version.

I'm not going to give up on Blaq because it's such a good app. I just wish VZW could update a lot faster than they do. But I came from Sprint and they pretty much did the same thing when it came to updates. I guess the US carriers are just really slow when it comes to updates. Such a shame.

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Just received a tweet from JCarty & he said the Blaq version that will worked for those of us still on 10.0 is .4005. Waiting for BBWorld to show it available.....Thanks for the info J!

Yep..... v.4005 showed up in BBWorld this morning for me (ATT 10.0 Z10) - downloaded and working fine!!!

Thank you, Kisai Labs, for fixing this. Just got the upgrade alert this AM, downloaded it, and it works! Thank you!

Got an alert for 1.1.0.4005 this morning. Downloaded and running beautifully on OS 10.0! :) A thanks to the developers for the prompt fix.

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Blaq may be cool but functionally disappointing! If you are going to build something at least build on what the standard is. Why do I have to sideload an Android App to get a Twitter App that has necessary features?...Even with BB 7 you could have more than 2 twitter accounts. Hey, I still love BlackBerry!