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Bottle Rocket at 360iDev: CoreAnimation Using Swift Playgrounds

Recently, iOS Developer Russell Mirabelli spoke at 360iDev, a four-day iOS developers conference in Denver. During the event, Russell hosted a session titled “200: Better CoreAnimation Using Swift Playgrounds.” The session covered using Swift playgrounds to quickly iterate through ideas, an overview of CoreAnimation, and how to significantly improving on the edit/compile/test cycle to quickly create great visual... read more

Beyond Music, AirPods, and UX

We’ve had some time to think about the event, and we’ve noticed something interesting about Apple’s new focus. We already know they’re working to create a seamless user experience across their suite of products, but now there are new opportunities to engage with users when they are not actively interacting with a device.   A Strategist’s Perspective on Apple’s September Event Although there... read more

Gary Golden Named CFO of the Year Honoree

Every year, Dallas Business Journal honors chief financial officers and their teams who help deliver outstanding performances for their companies. We’re pleased to announce that Gary Golden, Bottle Rocket’s executive vice president of finance and operations, has been honored in this CFO of the Year award. Gary joins other honorees from DFW-North Texas companies across all industry sectors acknowledged for... read more

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Rocketeer Charity | Little Kids Rock

Every month, Rocketeers pick a charity to support, and Little Kids Rock is our choice for September. Little Kids Rock is an organization dedicated to ensuring all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner rock star. Little Kids Rock... read more

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iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2: What You Need to Know

There were a number of announcements made during Apple's September Special Event. This event, as in year's past, is predominantly focused on hardware. However, there were several announcements about new API's and features. Here's a developer's perspective... read more

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Bottle Rocket is Now a Google Certified Agency

The Google Developers Certified Agency Program is an exclusive list of well established companies with a great history of work on the Android mobile platform. While Google does have other developer programs, such as the Google Developer Group and... read more

Calvin Carter Invited to Judge the 2016 OMMA Awards

Bottle Rocket’s Founder and CEO Calvin Carter will judge the 2016 OMMA Awards. The OMMA Awards honors agencies and advertisers that push the potential of digital advertising and more across multiple disciplines, such as mobile marketing. Calvin joins an... read more

Uday Gajendar Speaks About Enterprise UX at UX Meet-Up

The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) has many chapters all across the world that hold weekly and monthly events. Recently, the local Dallas chapter had a UX Meet-Up hosted here at Bottle Rocket. The featured speaker was Uday Gajendar, the well known User Experience pro, lecturer, conference founder and business coach. His work has taken him to places like Citirx, Adobe, Oracle and Facebook where he... read more

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Rocketeer Charity | Building for America’s Bravest

It’s that time again when Rocketeers pick a charity to support for the month. August’s selection is Building for America’s Bravest. This program helps to build Smart Homes for catastrophically injured service members so they may lead better and more... read more