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    Default Why so much love for Blaq for PB?

    I don't get it. I installed it and it works ok but what is so great that it gets 4.5 stars?

    I prefer Tweetbook or Twitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by easydoesit99 View Post
    I don't get it. I installed it and it works ok but what is so great that it gets 4.5 stars?

    I prefer Tweetbook or Twitter
    I also think the same. its not even worth a single star. its my worst ever app purchase out of many hundred apps that I have bought over a period of time.
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    At one time I think it was all that was available. I think it is much better than the sideloaded android app. The one thing i like about blaq is how it displays the links and webpages in the tweets without having to click on view media . Maybe there are other tablet apps that Do that, I don't know. Things i don't like are it is hard to figure out the icons. I still haven't figured out how to add text to a retweet. It is a big pain in the ( ; ) to click on hashtags. I would also like to see them add via tags at the bottom of each tweet.
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    Exactly! And yet it's been hyped in crackberry ever since it came out. I don't get it.
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    for a quid - it'll do
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    Default Great app.

    Why all the hype around Blaq for PlayBook

    1.The developer from what I have noticed is an avid BlackBerry user.
    2. Yes when there was little choice in twitter apps Blaq was there, I've had my PlayBook ever since the haiku contest. (early adopter) and Blaq was there.
    3. Personally I love the dark elegant styling
    4. The User interface is sweet,preview images and webpages in app.
    5. White Led notification for new tweets.
    6. I think it's awesome, it's my preferred twitter platform. Even more so than the twitter for BB on my 9850. And if it comes to BB10 I would buy it again.
    7. I think the developer is a friend to the crackberry.com dudes.
    **** Note I am in no way affiliated with Blaq, crackberry, or the developers. Just a guy voicing an opinion *****
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    I have no problems with it, pretty much the same as the official Twitter with different styling..
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    Quote Originally Posted by easydoesit99 View Post
    Exactly! And yet it's been hyped in crackberry ever since it came out. I don't get it.
    Yea I don't get it either.
    Its quirky to use IMO.
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    I also tried Blaq and hated it. A very poor twitter client really.

    Would recommend side-loading Plume instead - .bar file can be downloaded from the Good E-Reader site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drentz View Post
    Why all the hype around Blaq for PlayBook

    1.The developer from what I have noticed is an avid BlackBerry user.
    2. Yes when there was little choice in twitter apps Blaq was there, I've had my PlayBook ever since the haiku contest. (early adopter) and Blaq was there.
    3. Personally I love the dark elegant styling
    4. The User interface is sweet,preview images and webpages in app.
    5. White Led notification for new tweets.
    6. I think it's awesome, it's my preferred twitter platform. Even more so than the twitter for BB on my 9850. And if it comes to BB10 I would buy it again.
    7. I think the developer is a friend to the crackberry.com dudes.
    **** Note I am in no way affiliated with Blaq, crackberry, or the developers. Just a guy voicing an opinion *****

    Good post Drentz. That should answer the kiddies questions.
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    I've used Blaq almost since its release and love it. Does everything I need it to do for my twitter experience.
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    At .99 I'm not upset about purchasing it, but I wondered the exact same thing as other posts shortly after purchasing.
    If I'm posting from my laptop ...... it's only because the PlayBook's charging. TheBlackLabEdge.com
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    I bought it off the back of all the hype here, installed it and then whilst using it for the first time it locked up my Playbook.

    Not impressed
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    I like it too... I like the styling of Blaq, I like how it displays content within the app. Bought it not long after I bought my Playbook. I had sideloaded the android app, but I thought it slow and buggy.

    On the other hand, I don't like marmite... I know some people who do, they have it on anything, bread, biscuits, toasts.... It all boils down to personal taste.
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    I like the styling and some of the features. Unfortunately, I can't use it because it doesn't work for me. Timeline is all screwed up. The first tweets at the top are from a month ago or more, followed eventually by more recent ones, and then progressively older again. Some tweets are just plain missing. I have worked with the developer on it. It was never resolved, and he seemed to give up or lose interest in trying to get to the bottom of it. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easydoesit99 View Post
    I don't get it. I installed it and it works ok but what is so great that it gets 4.5 stars?

    I prefer Tweetbook or Twitter
    Please show me another native Twitter client for PB with the same amount of features available in App World (I hate Android apps so please don't offer sideloaded variants). While not perfect (feed scrolling is sometimes slow and image previews don't always work) it's the best choice available for PB. The same goes for GeeReader as RSS reader for PB - has drawbacks but there is no alternative that matches it with functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akuji_ism View Post
    Please show me another native Twitter client for PB with the same amount of features available in App World (I hate Android apps so please don't offer sideloaded variants). While not perfect (feed scrolling is sometimes slow and image previews don't always work) it's the best choice available for PB. The same goes for GeeReader as RSS reader for PB - has drawbacks but there is no alternative that matches it with functionality.
    Ain't that the truth, nothing beats a native app that just plain works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricB1968 View Post
    Good post Drentz. That should answer the kiddies questions.
    Thanks gramps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akuji_ism View Post
    The same goes for GeeReader as RSS reader for PB - has drawbacks but there is no alternative that matches it with functionality.
    try WebReader. i find it better than GeeReader
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    Quote Originally Posted by berriac View Post
    try WebReader. i find it better than GeeReader
    I've bought it yesrerday and already regret doing so: the interface lags, it's less intuitive than in GeeReader, and much required Instapaper integration is absent. And BTW, it costs more than GeeReader. So I'll continue to use the former one.
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    Well now my lists are missing and also my saved searches out of the blue??

    4.5 stars ? Right.
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    Truly one of the worst apps for the PB, and certainly the worst Twitter app around, bar none. I use it in a pinch, but I vastly prefer Twitter for BB on my 9810, and even the Twitter website shortcut on the PB sometimes. Blaq has a clumsy, unintuitive design, is difficult to navigate, and is frequently unresponsive.
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    Is there a way to view trends within Blaq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasW View Post
    Truly one of the worst apps for the PB, and certainly the worst Twitter app around, bar none.
    Used all 30,000 PlayBook apps have you?

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I don't get the hype for it, or some of the hate in this thread either. I paid a buck, I find it ok, but not great. I liked RIM's own Twitter app for my bold a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeplus1 View Post
    Ain't that the truth, nothing beats a native app that just plain works.
    Actually, that ain't the truth by any stretch. Plume and gReader Pro beat any of the available native apps IMO by leaps and bounds in functionality, look, feel and every other regard.

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