As promised, Blaq for BlackBerry 10 is now available to download for an “introductory” price of $2.99. The Twitter application, which became one of the most popular PlayBook apps when it was released in 2011, has been completely redesigned for the Z10 and Q10.
One of the biggest advantages over the stock BlackBerry 10 Twitter app is multi-account support, allowing community managers and power users to follow all the action. The app support real-time streaming through Twitter’s firehose API, so updates happen in realtime over WiFi. There’s also active frame support so you’ll see mentions and tweets even when outside of the app, and Blaq promises to sip battery while in the background.
Another advantage over the stock Twitter client is a gesture-based workflow that feels more intuitive and altogether smoother.
At $2.99, the app is priced right under the psychological barrier to many mobile purchases, but the improved experience should be worth the investment.