Archive for July, 2010

Get In On The Crackberry Contest!

Development is moving along at a feverish pace, and we are getting closer and closer to the general public finally getting a glimpse of this majestic product. But in the mean time,  if you really want to see what all the hyperbolic talk is about, head on over to Crackberry where we are giving away 5 invites to the beta testing group. Sure you could just win and look at the pretty pictures but we’d love for a few more dedicated testers to bug us with feedback. So what are you waiting for, go leave a comment and join our team! Comment Here to win and on our blog just for fun.

All.Blaq.Everything.

Announcing the Blaq Beta Contest Winners!

Wow. Until now, the very small group of beta testers for Blaq has been hand-picked by the development team. Yet still, the numbers you have shown up in to support and promote our little app without even really seeing much of it at all, is truly astounding. Thanks to each and every one of you who have participated and made this contest such a huge success.

Now if you’ll remember, we said that in this contest, we would pick three winners that retweeted the contest message and followed myself, @kfow35, and @Blaq. Since search.twitter.com is so horribly unreliable, I decided to just use twitrand.com to select random followers of mine, and then follow up to ensure they met all the criteria. It took a little bit, but I saw this as the fairest way possible to do this.

So that’s three new members of the still-very-exclusive beta testing group — but there’s more.

Last week, I also said that when I hit 500 followers, I would give three people access to Blaq. Well, in the follow spree that ensued after the beginning of this contest, that goal was quickly met. So, SIX new people will be added, in total.

So here’s the deal. Just today, we were granted access to xAuth by Twitter, which we still need to implement and test tonight (that basically just translates to a smoother, easier authorization process for you). Tonight, we will make sure that’s running as it should, maybe cram a few hot new features in, and then tomorrow morning, the winners will be emailed with download instructions, the appropriate passwords/PIN codes and a LOT more details about Blaq and how it works.

With all that said, we hope you’ve had as much fun with this as we have, and if you didn’t win this time, it’s definitely nothing personal. Please don’t get discouraged. The contest was completely random and is just the first of many to come!

All the best, and All. Blaq. Everything.

Want to Test Blaq? Here’s Your Chance!

So you’ve been wanting to test Blaq, huh? Well, here’s your opportunity.

Like the tweet said, all you have to do it retweet and follow @Hamrick, @kfow35 and @Blaq. It’s that simple!

The contest will run from now until Wednesday at 5:00 PM EDT. At that time, we’ll pick three winners and send them an invitation email with download details and instructions.

Pretty easy, right?

We look forward to adding a few new folks to the testing team. A little new perspective is always a good thing.

Also, feel free to leave a comment and tell us how excited you are for the official release of Blaq!

All the best, and All. Blaq. Everything.

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