Blaq Launch Details
There have been countless comments and questions on Twitter lately from people wondering when Blaq will be available to the masses. So much so that we just can’t keep up with replying to everyone every time, no matter how much we’d love to.
So instead, I figured I’d post some details here to give everyone an update and let you all know where things stand.
We were originally planning on trying to have everything done by September 6th, the last day for submissions to the Super App Developer Challenge. However, as more details developed about the challenge, and we discovered that submitted apps don’t have to actually be live, available apps in App World to be eligible, we shifted our focus toward making our main submission version as solid as possible.
Now, having been a Storm user for some time myself, I know all too well what it feels like when an application launches without proper touchscreen support from day one. It sucks. That said, we want to make sure that when Blaq is available, it’s available to everyone. After all, it’s a BlackBerry app, not a BlackBerry Bold app.
As of Friday morning, Blaq was submitted to both App World and the Super App Dev Challenge as well. Assuming everything with the App World approval goes smoothly, our plan is to take this week and finish readying all other versions so that all possible models can be supported.
As far as a launch date, we’re looking TENTATIVELY at next Friday, September 10th — Blaq Friday.
Did I say TENTATIVELY? We would love to launch today if we could, but how well this package is prepared is very important to not only the application’s success, but ultimately your satisfaction, and we can’t risk rushing that. We will be doing everything we can to make sure this timeframe sticks, but since it’s TENTATIVE, please don’t hate us if we don’t feel that it’s perfect enough for you by then.
Here’s hoping we see you again in about five or six days when Blaq Friday comes a bit early this year…
All the best, and All. Blaq. Everything.