CrackBerry 10 App updated to v1.2 - adds article commenting, forums search, subscriptions and more!

Own a BlackBerry Z10 and haven't downloaded the CB10 app yet? If so, you're crazy. Don't be crazy. Download it here.

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Mar 2013 08:08 pm EST
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The best BlackBerry 10 app keeps on getting better! You can now download CB10 v1.2 from BlackBerry World (learn how).

As promised, v1.2 adds support for commenting on articles. We wanted to build support for article comments into the first version of the app, but the old CrackBerry website didn't have support for our commenting api. With the new CrackBerry website now here, so is support for comments. CB10 app users have already discovered the feature even before we could get this post blogged up - scroll through the comments to our recent articles and you'll find no shortage of Posted via CB10 signatures. 

Beyond article commenting, we've rolled out a number of other features (including forum search) and fixed a number of bugs. Hit up the gallery above for a visual walk through and keep reading for the full change log.

CB10 v1.2 Change Log

New Features:

  • Article Comments: You can now post comments, also changed to display 50 comments per page.
  • Forums Search: Search the forums from within the app.
  • Forums and Thread Subscriptions: Manage and view your forums and thread subscriptions.
  • Forums Attachment Uploads & Downloads: Download any and all attachments to your BB10 device. Uploads only support images at this time.
  • Double-tap header to scroll to top.
  • Background downloads (while the device is sleeping) are now a toggle in settings
  • Action Menus more consistent
  • Several new icons

Bug Fixes in this Release:

  • Rewrote Authentication system
  • Added Progress Indicator on Account Page
  • Fixed crash in forums when not online
  • Fixed crash on app closure
  • Fixed page skipping in forums thread
  • Share/Save As Actions on Images improved

Known Issues in this build:

  • Scrolling to your posted comment has issues when the comment you are replying to has multiple nested comments.
  • App may show white pages if you are in offline mode. Close and open app to resolve. 
  • We've got a little typo on the word participated. Already fixed for next build.

Future Roadmap: 

  • Support for Landscape Orientation: Coming in next build (see screen shots in gallery)
  • Active Links in Articles: Articles linked in other articles will open in app instead of in browser view.
  • Private Messages
  • Sliding Featured Stories Block
  • Article Image Galleries
  • Push Notifications
  • Fix Character issues in Forums
  • Passport Profile Pages
  • Wallpaper Gallery
  • Podcast Player

If you're rocking a BlackBerry Z10 and haven't downloaded our CB10 app yet from BlackBerry World, do yourself a favor and grab it right now.

Download CB10 from BlackBerry World
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CrackBerry 10 App updated to v1.2 - adds article commenting, forums search, subscriptions and more!

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Haha Kevin. There had to be some kind of a prize for posting first on this article with the CB10 app.

Anyways excellent app, I find myself checking it more frequently than fb and twitter. CrAcK

Posted via CB10

Kevin if all bb10 apps were made like this, there would be no worries about BlackBerry being a competitor. Hopefully it happens

Posted on my Z10..... while on the can

I've noticed, of you click 'subscribe to thread' within the CB10 app, I don't actually get emails to notify me if someone has commented in the thread. Is this my settings or a problem with the app? Thanks

Posted via CB10

Kevin, great job on updating the app and to the rest who helped out! This app just makes the BB10 experience so much more amazing. The flow, the smoothness, the functionality, it's all just incredible!! Thank you!

Posted via CB10

I don't want to be that guy but I'm going to anyway. If you go to forums. Then click on participated. Participated is spelled wrong at top off the screen lol.

Posted via CB10

Question? Why can't I see the site landscape view on the Z10? A small irritation but it'd be nice.

Posted via CB10

The landscape issue and the spelling of participated will be fixed next release as posted... now I would like to know how to reply to a comment from CB10? Without going to the browser.

Posted via CB10

Any BlackBerry faithful that have spare time can help defend BlackBerry on Engadget. Before it was nothing but a complete RIM bashing site. Now the Apple fanboys are fairly quiet, but the editors and android boys are quite happy to spread out right lies. It's a shame for someone not to try the z10 because of these misleading statements.

Posted via CB10

Navigating crackberry with this app is so much quicker than on the site on my desktop - it's all I do now ! Thanks guys! (this voice dictation rocks!)

Posted via CB10 on my Z10 baby!!

Looks good; I like it. Except for the fact that I'm getting a 'your account has been banned' message when I try and leave a comment. I'm so saddened by this.

Drop your feedback there on the Bug Reporting thread. Doesn't really make sense... unless you've been banned... which it looks like you haven't. They'll have to check into it.  Thx for the patience!

I meant to reply to you but just slide top from bottom you'll see account tap on it, your account information should appear or login. Instead of you've been banned message, it should say that you aren't logged in instead. :)

Posted via CB10

The been banned issue. Slide From topp to bottom, tap on account. It needs to "Populate" your account before letting you post.

Posted via CB10

I was already really impressed that you guys made an app for the website. I've received a few updates since, showing dedication and a desire to improve. Well done!

JB

Posted via CB10

CB team, I installed the CB10 app but just can't log-in through it :/ . I can browse and read everything perfectly, but when I try to log into my account, it gets stuck on the log-in page with "Please wait" button grayed for out a zillion light light years (or just a little less than that). Any help appreciated. The app is good and CB worked fine on my 9900, but just doesn't let me log-in. TIA.

The Old Crackberry seems much Better to me. Newer Version make me can't do EDIT or REPLY. Its really annoying me. Can you guys fix this problems ?