Blaq for BlackBerry 10 rolled out its much awaited 1.3 update yesterday. The new added features are fantastic, but unfortunately, some users have run into a few issues with the latest update. According to Blaq’s official blog, yesterday, “Twitter rolled out a mandate on SSL for all API calls,” which ended up breaking a couple of things within the app, namely the follow button, DMs, lists; etc. Today’s v1.3.1 update addresses those issues.
Kisai Labs is still working on a couple of problems that are still affecting some users with regards to Hub integration.
“We’re currently investigating issues with BlackBerry Hub integration. BlackBerry Hub integration issues (duplicate entries) seem to be related to users running on unreleased or old versions of BlackBerry 10.2. Lack of notifications are due to a failure of the application to upgrade the push handler to the background service that has been introduced in 1.3.
If you see an entry for Blaq in hub but you aren’t receiving any notifications, try deleting and reinstalling the app. You do not have to pay for it again if you delete it.
If you see duplicate entries, we’re working with BlackBerry to determine the cause and a possible solution. Ensure your phone is up to date if you are running on an official software release.”
If you’re experiencing any of those issues, rest assured, it’s being worked on. For now, check out the link below to download the latest update.
The super popular Twitter client, Blaq, is getting a gigantic update this week after a relatively quiet last few months. Jerome Carty of Kisai Labs has been working his tail off with this new update, and trust us when we say this, it’s well worth the wait. The latest update, v1.3, brings a ton of new features and some welcome changes to what many, myself included, consider the best Twitter client on the planet.
The big new feature is the addition of full Hub integration. Blaq will now appear in your Hub with its own icon in its own Hub subset. You can have your mentions, and DMs appear directly on there with fantastic push services. Of course, if you don’t want to have Blaq in your Hub, for some weird reason, the option will also be there to not include it. There are a ton of other changes that have been implemented, so check out the change log below, and go download it!
- 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! Be sure to test this one out!
- BlackBerry ID Synchronization – For those who like to format their devices for whatever reason, your settings and mutes are now backed up automatically!
Other 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 in 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.
- Add Mute screen was cut off (Q5/Q10)
- Active frame doesn’t show on first launch
- BBM Channel pin parser breaks tweet when mention contains hex-only characters
- Hashtags with unicode characters (accents, arabic, etc) used incorrect format when searching
- Pressing enter in search does nothing
- Notifications are still received when an account is deleted from the app.
- Enlarging photos shows a blank screen
- Arbitrary text that *may* match a channel pin is not a channel
- DM friend picker full name not showing
- Searches using screenname aren’t found
- Real-time stream kicking the bucket
- When a user is blocked, Block still shows in the profile menu
The Twitter app Blaq have now receive a latest update, now sitting at v1.2.1. The update brings along a slew of new features as well as plenty of fixes to keep things running in tip-top shape.