Blaq for PlayBook updated to version 1.8.1 - Bug fixes and many new features!

Blaq v1.8.1
By Zach Gilbert on 6 May 2012 04:20 pm EDT

If you're a BlackBerry PlayBook and Twitter user, chances are you've downloaded a twitter client for your tablet also there's a possibility that it's Blaq. For those who don't have a Twitter App yet, you'll want to pay extra attention because while there is no native client, we have the next best thing. Jerome Carty from Kisai Labs has been on a roll lately and pumping out updates to his Twitter client called Blaq. Now if you've been around CrackBerry since the launch of Blaq you'll know that almost all of us, if not all of us use it on our PlayBooks, and it's pretty sweet. The latest update just keeps adding to the apps feature set and functionality.

1.8.1  What’s new?

  • Threaded direct messages – See messages in the convo format you’re used to
  • Muting - Mute users, clients (e.g. GetGlue, twitterfeed) and hashtags
  • Tweet from multiple accounts at once – tap the avatar next to the compose area to select accounts to tweet from Go to user (Swipe down, blue dude)
  • Adjustable font size for tweet compose Portrait list view
  • Portrait search view
  • Shows if the user is following current user on the tweet card
  • Hashtags are automatically appended to replies
  • Tweet card hides compose after tweet is sent
  • “Tweet from @user” when copying tweet
  • Change the location of trending topics

If you're a Blaq user the update should already be available for download, and those who aren't using Blaq can grab the link below to be taken to App World where it can purchased and downloaded it for $1.99.

For more information and to purchase Blaq for PlayBook 

Reader comments

Blaq for PlayBook updated to version 1.8.1 - Bug fixes and many new features!


Another excellent release for a great app! I had the chance to catch up with the father of Blaq in person at Jam, great guy! Already updated, another fine release! Here's to many more!

Blaq is an awesome Twitter client. One thing I *really, really* love about it is the option to automatically bookmark your last read tweet. That way when you open the app again, you're back at your last read tweet and can catch up on what you've missed very quickly.

Just getting into using Blaq and cannot figure out where the bookmark feature is that you mentioned. Can you give me some direction? Thanks in advance.

Blaq has improved drastically with the past few updates! Have actually begun to love the app and look forward to future improvements....kudos to Kisai Labs on a job well done!!

This twitter app is brutal. Was when I had it. Couldn't even check out a specific persons twitter account. I'd much much much rather use the android one or the website. Also I notice they always have upgrades for this app. What a joke.

Since you've downloaded it already you should give it another try. It's come along way with the updates. Also I'd rather have updates then have developer forget about the people that bough the app :).

Waiting for Twitter for BlackBerry10 supercharged with cascades.

Thorsten my homeboy I know he's listening. :D

Me too! I wonder why mjgalloway left his chaotic cesspool to come over here and trashtalk somebody's hard work? Maybe he should just go back there and be happy.
Sent from my BlackBerry Playbook

My suggestion to black is that they must be capable in sending more than 140 characters and hopefully can forward the tweet thru text. Please have these as soon as possible.tnx

Did you mean twitlonger? Because that's the only thing that allows tweeting over 140. Also, the playbook doesn't use sms. Educate yourself please before posting a comment.

I dunno guys...seems kind of cheesy. Is there a way to access one's profile? I'd like to check out followers/following, etc.