Hi everyone, I hope you are well!
As per our release schedule, today we are releasing the following updates:
- Blokada 5.17 for Android (beta) →
- blokada.org (available)
We also have some exciting news about a preview release of something we have been working on for quite some time: Blokada Cloud.
Over the years, we have gotten quite a lot of reports from some of you about stability problems that occur on some devices. After a long development time we discovered that some of those problems are very hard to eliminate, because of device fragmentation and other aspects. So we decided to come up with another solution. After several months of development, we are excited to finally show it to you.
Blokada Cloud is our brand new DNS adblocking service that brings a lot of promise in terms of speed, reliability, and stability. Despite this is the first beta release, we are convinced it’s the better way that is finally going to help solve the issues some of you have been experiencing, and provide you a stable experience. Additionally, we think many users will also find it more convenient to use, and better in general.
Today we release the beta of Blokada Cloud. As we are rolling out this early preview, it is currently available to Plus users, however we plan to expand it as we improve the quality of the platform to be able to handle more users.
So, give it a go and let us know what you think. Of course, our existing Blokada 5 and Blokada 4 open source apps are still going to be maintained and developed, so you may keep using any of them as you see fit. In fact, we are just releasing another quite important update of Blokada 5.
In this release we have made a major rewrite of the network detection code, that we believe is going to help make the per-network configuration more reliable for some users. We appreciate anyone who used to have problems with this feature, to report back to us (on this forum, or Telegram, etc).
This release also brings some maintenance fixes and improvements, in particular around wifi network detection.
As a reminder, you can perform a test of your adblocking configuration by visiting this link:
As usual we updated the blocklists, and translations. We also made some minor bugfixes. More in the changelog.
Keep the feedback coming, and enjoy using Blokada!
Just to recap, if you haven’t been following our announcements closely, here are some shortcuts for the newest cool stuff we introduced:
Remember that using Blokada Plus or donating is what makes it possible for us to keep improving the app. Thanks!