month archive

Rocketeers in a meeting

Calvin Carter speaks at Apps World North America

On November 1, all app-propriate attention will turn to the Javits Center in New York City for Apps World North America 2011.  Attendees will network with industry leading brands and developers to discover the future of multi-platform apps. Apps World offers two days of action packed engaging content including 30+ sessions, across three tracks covering all aspects of the social media and apps ecosystem: ... read more

The XTRA FACTOR Launched by Bottle Rocket Apps

It’s Time…To Face…The Music THE X FACTOR is the hit competition series that gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global music sensation.  Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger have traveled the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are worthy of the largest prize in television... read more

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: Our October 2011 Charity of the Month

The mission of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is to provide unwavering support for all those afflicted with or affected by pancreatic cancer, whether patient or family member, through the use of patient advocacy, educational awareness and direct financial resource support programs, regardless the level of qualification of the patient. Striving to provide quality of life, sustainability and... read more

Annoying Orange Slices Through Amazon Appstore for Android

  One of the fastest growing YouTube sensations meets one of the fastest growing mobile platforms.  Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage is now available on the Amazon Appstore for Android. Since the mobile launch on Apple's iTunes store in April, Kitchen Carnage has juiced up more than 10 million game sessions and over 60 years of time spent in the app.  After taking home the top prize in the August... read more

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The recently delayed Android 4.0 - ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) event went on at 9PM Tuesday night, and showed off a lot of direction Android is taking. The ICS talk started with Google's strategy for the future of Android. They have three main goals for Android: Enchant Me Simplify My Life Make Me Awesome They claim that they used these goals to simplify, beautify, and enhance ICS in ways across the... read more

The Developer Market

14 million creative minds and counting!  In North America, according to Evans Data Corporation in 2009, a developer is born every 8 minutes.  Not physically, of course, but where more and more and more of our lives are spent... in the digital world.  That means that there are nearly 2,500 APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) on, comprising over 5,000 mashups, and an estimated... read more

TeamHealth Launches Emergency Medicine Career Library App Developed by Bottle Rocket

Identifying and evaluating the best opportunities for career development can be challenging for emergency physicians. Given a lack of available tools to assist these providers, and the increasingly widespread use of personal mobile technologies such as Apple's iPad, TeamHealth has developed a free, electronic career library app to help emergency medicine physicians develop and advance their careers. The... read more

It’s Already Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Mobile Christmas

The holiday season is quickly approaching and retailers are already beginning to prepare for the busy shopping season.  For the first time ever, mobile commerce will be a top priority for retailers—and for good reason.  According to Canalysis, more than 90 million smartphones are to ship in 2011 in North America.  A recent Mobile Access 2010 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project... read more

Big Android Bar-B-Que in Austin, Texas

On October 1st and 2nd, our Lead Android Developer, Luke Wallace, attended The Big Android BBQ in Austin, Texas.   The Big Android BBQ is a “Funvention” it's all about having fun while learning something new and getting to know others in the awesome Android community.  What started as a back yard get together a little over a year ago has grown into the premier Android event for enthusiasts and... read more

User Experience &Content Strategy

 Where does user experience happen?  It starts with understanding and identifying the core business issues, and then targeting possible solutions and planning.  By creating designs that resolve the business issues and developing functional code based on those designs, the planning phase is the most critical.  User experience is a focus, a thread that runs through all of our disciplines here at Bottle... read more