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Apple iPad Hall of Fame: SPIN Play, NPR, and The Civil War Today

Three Bottle Rocket produced apps have made the iTunes App Store iPad Hall of Fame list and we couldn't be more proud:  The Civil War Today SPIN Play NPR     To see the full list, open iTunes and navigate to the iPad section of the store.  Under "App Store Quick Links" on the right side of the page, click "iPad Hall of Fame."  Thank you to our clients, A&E TV, SPIN Media, and NPR for... read more

Discovery Channel HD iPad app updated with Shark Week LIVE in iTunes

  Today, we launched the newest version of Discovery Channel HD for iPad "Shark Week," free of charge, in the app store, and we are thrilled to be the ones to make Shark Week truly interactive.   Just in time for this season's Shark Week premier on Sunday, July 31st, this app version has "Shark Week Live," which allows viewers watching the primetime television show to obtain behind-the-scenes... read more

St. Jude: Our July 2011 Charity Selection

When late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he was not just changing the lives of those children who would walk through its doors.  He was changing lives across the world.St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened on February 4, 1962 with a mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and... read more

Have Customers Become Digital Addicts?

We are reaching a new baseline for culture. It’s a baseline where “online” is no longer a technical state. “Online” just is.  Connected consumers now have access, at any time of the day or night, through multiple devices and platforms, to all aspects of their information and product needs.The digital natives of today have been born into an always-on culture.  For many children that are growing up... read more

Android Developers and Bottle Rocket Apps Open House- a Huge Success

  We are so excited about the resoundingly successful evening we had hosting the Android Developers Group.  The turn out was great and we hope that everyone in attendance knew that our presentations were delivered from the heart.   From our perspective, the audience was engaged the whole night, and we escorted out the last participants around 10pm.  Dozens of hands went up every time Q&A... read more

Bottle Rocket Hosts Android Open House Thursday, the 14th

On Thursday, July 14th, Bottle Rocket Apps will be hosting the monthly Dallas Android Developer meetup, providing an opportunity for the Dallas tech community to see our office space, as well as hear from several Bottle Rocket employees about our development process.  While we don't claim to have all the answers, we are excited to pass on best practices from Strategy to Quality Assurance to other... read more

5 Ways to Capitalize on Mobile for Customer Service

  With the mobile channel becoming increasingly pervasive and important to consumers, companies must incorporate it into their customer service and support activities.  However, that doesn't mean simply creating a mobile app and optimizing one's web site for mobile devices.  Instead, successful service requires understanding the unique capabilities the mobile channel brings to the table and integrating... read more

SPIN Magazine’s SPIN Play for iPad App Wins the FWA “Mobile of the Day” Award

  SPIN Media, the premiere resource for music discovery, and we are pleased to announce that SPIN Play for iPad has today received the FWA "Mobile of the Day" Award.     The FWA (Favorite Website Awards) is an industry recognized award program showcasing the very best in cutting edge website design.  This award-winning SPIN Play app will be displayed and linked as the main... read more