Blaq, a Twitter client for BlackBerry PlayBook,  has just got a major update to version 1.5. This new update was huge and includes a bunch of bug fixes and new features. The application is available for $1.99 for new users and you can download it from the App World. Check out the full changelog below:

Application

  • Refreshing new icon – Crisp lines, bold colors. Baselime has done it again.
  • Native notifications – Native notifications provide an easy way of knowing when you need to get back to Blaq. It’s also configurable. More on that later.

Main View

  • Real-time Indicator – To make it easy to understand if your tweets are updating in real time, we’ve added a convenient indicator.
  • Read without interruption – Timelines (Home, Mentions and Direct Messages) now pause once you being scrolling so you have a chance to catch up without new tweets pushing you down.

Tweets

  • Link Bar Code – now you can scan a bar code of a link in a tweet with two taps.
  • Translate – Sometimes you just need to know what was said by another user in another language.
  • Solid states for retweet and favorite – Now you’ll know for sure.

View Tweets, Followers, Listed and Following

  • Now you can tap on tweets, followers or following for any user. Just click a user’s name or search for it and tap on the tweet count, follower count or following count to check it out!

Options

  • General
    • Keep screen on – It is now possible to keep the screen on while reading tweets. Don’t forget to charge, though.
  • Notifications
    • Toggle all – Turn native notifications on or off with one tap or toggle the following:
      • New Tweets
      • New Mentions
      • New Direct Messages
      • New Followers – Yep, notification of new followers – right within Blaq
  • Accounts
  • Add a new account
  • Set the current account (account switch)
  • Delete account

Appearance

  • Font – Make Blaq yours. Customize your font to change things up a bit.
  • Font Size – Default font too small? Make it bigger? It’s that simple.

Bug Fixes

  • White screen encountered when device time is incorrect (DST workaround)
  • User can only tweet 139 characters instead of 140
  • Increase tweet count in lists (now at 75 tweets)
  • WebView pops up when no link in tweet
  • Convo view height not restored after pull down on tweet card
  • Performance sluggish when scrolling timelines
  • Times on display and in timelines are not updated
  • Search results are cleared and public timeline shows. Previous results are kept and updated.
  • Compose Tweet character count inaccurate
  • Report and Block buttons sometimes not functional
  • Friend picker shows below tweet card when composing a new tweet
  • Direct Message icon showing as new for direct messages sent outside of application
  • Tweet card pulls down for compose when scrolling convo list
  • Keyboard disappears when selecting a friend from friend picker
  • Timelines randomly scroll to the bottom
  • Application does not reorient itself when device is upside down
  • Conversation view takes a long time to load
  • Minor internal issues

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