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PlayBook Twitter Client Blaq Updated to v1.7 With Lots of Goodies

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The popular third party Twitter client for the PlayBook, Blaq, just got an update from their developers Kisai Labs to v1.7. This new version adds loads of goodies including support for portrait mode, LED notifications, and more. Thankfully Kisai Labs has provided a change log of whats new which includes:

  • Portrait Mode
  • Auto-correct and spell check
  • LED notifications
    • New Tweets – White
    • Mentions – Blue
    • DMs – Green
    • Followers: Yellow
  • TweetMarker support – Never lose your spot again! TweetMarker bookmarks your position in any client supporting it (must be enabled in Advanced Options > Services)
  • Toggle Real-time streaming – This has been a HUGE request. Granted. Tap the real-time indicator to toggle.
  • Favorited tweets – Swipe from the top bezel then tap the star
  • Dedicated help section to make it easier to learn the ins and outs
  • Saved Searches – Easily tap the star in your search field to add a new saved search. Tap a saved search then untap the star to remove it. It’s that simple!

You can pick up the updated version of Blaq for $1.99 in App World or simply update if you already own a copy.

Bug Fixes also include:

  • Show Link Barcode does not display barcode
  • No confirmation when unfollowing, blocking or reporting a user
  • No way to return to conversation after viewing user’s profile (in reply to…)
  • Slow performance retrieving home timeline
  • Tapping gear on tweet card always shows menu instead of toggling
  • Direct message links are not clickable
  • Cannot send tilde (~) character in a tweet
  • Only Klout scores (actual number) are tappable and not logo
  • Font size and family are not updated after options are closed
  • Profile links not clickable
  • Cannot put a mention before editable RT
  • Delete Tweet deletes a tweet but does not remove it from timeline
  • Swiping down on search and list view lists peeks the tweet compose
  • Fonts sometimes not updating when appearance is changed
  • When moving up and down the list of Followers, Following, Tweets, the card pulls down exposes the tweet composer
  • Cosmetic improvements
  • Embedded links (Foursquare) sticking if dismissed too fast
  • Keyboard does not appear when replying
  • Keyboard disappears after adding an @mention from the friend picker
2 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. What I like about this news is the LED notifications, maybe a small step forward for a developer, but a HUGE one for playbook kind :p

  2. Get the update notification, but still shows 1.6

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