Blaq for BlackBerry PlayBook 1.7.1 now available

Written by on April 5, 2012 in Uncategorized - 5 Comments


Blaq for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ 1.7.1 is now available for download. This is mainly a maintenance release.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Timeline position is held if new tweets are loaded while scrolled (instead of jumping to top)
  • Reduced application size
  • Reduced memory footprint
  • Big performance improvements
  • Improved scrolling
  • New splash screen
  • E-mail Tweet
  • Font appearance preview

And here are some significant bug fixes:

  • Real-time streaming fixes (caused by server changes to Twitter’s streaming on Monday)
  • Long urls in tweets sometimes overflow into the tweet below them
  • Mini browser does not rotate when moving from portrait to landscape and vice versa
  • Tweets over 140 characters are still sendable if the virtual keyboard’s return key is used
  • When tweeting a photo, a lack of space between the link and surrounding text make it unclickable
  • When replying to a retweet, replies should be directed to original tweeter
  • Duplicate tweets

As always, if you’re having an issue, do not hesitate to contact support by using the contact form, sending a mention to @KisaiLabs or @Blaq

If you don’t have Blaq, now’s a great time to give it a try:

About the author

Jerome Carty is lead developer at Kisai Labs. You can find him on @JCarty on Twitter.


Kisai Labs provides applications for mobile devices based on creative ideas from people like you. We aim to provide quality applications and exceptional customer service.

For the last two years, Kisai Labs has delivered innovative applications such as Show Me the Images and Mancala Multiplayer (first commercial application to utilize BlackBerry® Messenger™).