Blaq for BlackBerry PlayBook 1.8 now available!

Written by on May 1, 2012 in App Updates, Updates - 2 Comments


**UPDATE** Version 1.8.1 was released, fixing the removal of ‘Maximize Web View’, as well as issues with launching the application.

We’re happy to announce Blaq for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ 1.8. This is going to be a good one. Hope you guys enjoy it!

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 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

Bug Fixes

  • Unwanted retweets show for users which this is disabled for
  • Tweets on tweet card show for retweeter and not original tweeter
  • Can’t click on links in lists
  • Links, hashtags and user mentions are not clickable in tweet on top of the tweet card
  • DM icon shows as new when new DM is sent
  • Twitter photos streaming in do not open in-line
  • When in search mode, top compose bar doesn’t collapse when tweet card is thrown away
  • Placeholder avatar loads when avatar cannot load
  • Search list overlaps options menu
  • Search results always show “Moments ago” instead of true time
  • Profile doesn’t show when there is no convo or link
  • Tweet card issues
  • Search UI bugs

As always, if you have an issue, leave a comment, mention @Blaq or @KisaiLabs on Twitter or send us an email.

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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™).