month archive

Habitat for Humanity – January 2011 Charity of the Month

Bottle Rocket has chosen Habitat for Humanity as its charity of of the month. Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the... read more

Bottle Rocket Hosts St Mark’s School of Texas

Bottle Rocket Apps hosted a group of future mobile developers from St Mark's School of Texas last Friday. The students learned about Bottle Rocket's process for approaching strategy and pencil design thanks to Creative Director Michael Griffith, spent some time discussing market trends and opportunities with President Calvin Carter and received a few sneak peaks at upcoming apps from Production Manager Matt... read more

PBS for iPhone Featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”

The PBS app for iPhone and iPod touch is currently featured by Apple at the top of the New and Noteworthy section of the iTunes App Store.The app, developed for PBS by Bottle Rocket Apps, features more than 300 hours of free video, including full-length programming from FRONTLINE, PBS Newshour, and others, as well as scheduling details, previews, and a new tune-in reminder calendar that can be synched with... read more

NPR Featured on Apple Store Window Mobile

The Apple Stores are sporting a new, dynamic mobile in their display windows.  Each of the items hanging from the mobile is an icon of a well-known popular app for the iPad or iPhone (or both).Guess what app is the only one appearing on the mobile twice? ... read more

Happy Birthday, Doodle Bomb!

January 12 marked the first anniversary of the initial release of Bottle Rocket's Doodle Bomb to the iTunes App Store.  The award-winning game enables players to blast their way through 77 mind-bending physics puzzles to achieve the ultimate goal of "Bomb Master".  Along the way, the player interacts with unique physics-driven machines and characters who will help--or hurt--his attempt to infiltrate the... read more

PBS Launches iPhone Video App Developed by Bottle Rocket Apps

PBS announced on January 8, 2011 the iTunes App Store debut of the PBS App for iPhone and iPod touch during its Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.  Bottle Rocket Apps developed the app, which features more than 300 hours of free video, including full-length programs, as a custom project for PBS.“With a huge library from nearly 360 member stations and 1500 public media producers, PBS... read more

Looking Ahead into the 2011 Smartphone Market With Apple’s iOS

This article from Gartner is dense with statistics on mobile phone sales, smartphones in particular, during Q3 2010 vs. Q3 2009 -- there are definitely some comparable numbers in here. But what we found to be particularly interesting is the following excerpt about the competitive smartphone market Apple continues to provide with iOS.Apple's dramatic expansion of iOS with the iPad and the continuing success... read more

GasBuddy App is now Fuel Finder

Bottle Rocket's popular gas price app GasBuddy, voted the best gas price app on the iPhone and iPod, has been renamed to Fuel Finder.Fuel Finder remains the same great app as before, with gas prices and location data still provided by GasBuddy.com. Only the name and logo have changed.Fuel Finder is great looking and has more features than any gas price app available on the market today.  Learn more about... read more