Like we said a few days ago, Blaq version 1.4 was heading our way and today it’s finally here. The popular Twitter client for BlackBerry 10 has received a huge update with a bunch of cool new features and improvements that you’ll sure love. Here’s the outline of what’s new:
TONS of new settings
We’re introducing a slew of new options and some familiar ones from Blaq for PlayBook! Leave screen on? Check. Large photos instead of small thumbnails? Check! TweetMarker integration? Check! Full control of all of your notifications? A few checks there. All that and more! All of your settings sync with your BlackBerry ID account automatically so if you need to reinstall, you can do so without needing to worry about setting everything back up (or remembering to back it up in the first place).
Notifications! Notifications! Notifications!
Blaq has always provided you with full hub integration but we’ve now taken it a step further and have added notifications for retweets, favorites and follows! They’re not only reliable, they’re instant! All these notifications happen whether the app is open, minimized or closed. In addition to that, we’ve added a new watchlist feature which allows you to follow any public account on Twitter and receive notifications in your BlackBerry Hub when the user tweets! In REAL-TIME!
Better multi-account experience
Now you no longer need to switch accounts to retweet a tweet, favorite one or follow an account. All your notifications now push to hub if you have them turned on and when you’re viewing a tweet you’d like to retweet or favorite, you can now perform these actions on all accounts set up on your device at once! Blaq is still the only Twitter app on BlackBerry 10 that allows you to tweet, retweet, follow and more from the hub without needing to switch accounts!
BlackBerry Passport support and UI tweaks
We FINALLY have BlackBerry Passport support! No more rendering issues, landscape scrolling and all the perfect ways to #WorkWide. For our UI tweaks, we’ve added large thumbnail views, options for author display, recent photos on profiles, emoji when composing tweets and introduced an optional floating compose button to allow you to quickly compose a new tweet. Whew!
You can buy Blaq for $2.99 from BlackBerry World. If you already have it, just update the app.