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StoryCorps App Showcased on Starbucks Digital Network

StoryCorps is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. With more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants, StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Early in 2010, Bottle Rocket and StoryCorps partnered together to create an app... read more

1 Million 4 Anna: Our April Charity of the Month

16-year old Anna Lee Basso was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that occurs most frequently in teenagers, in November 2009. 1million4anna was originally a website created with the help of Anna's neighbor, Mark Hall and his agency, Firehouse, to encourage 1 million prayers for Anna. Anna lived to graduate from high school, and to see the site reach 1 million prayers, before succumbing to... read more

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Our April Charity of the Month

Lauren Hasson, one of our star iOS developers, chose Susan G. Komen for the Cure because it is close to her heart. “Both my mom and my aunt are breast cancer survivors so I know first-hand the impact this disease has on all those affected by it - whether it be the patient, family, or friends.” Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement and funds cutting-edge... read more

Who Knew Booking Meetings Could Be So Fun?

Back in October, we moved into our all-new, larger office space. Since then, we have continued to grow at a rapid pace – so much so that we are already working on yet another expansion plan. Exciting news? Of course! However, with the an increasing number of Rocketeers we quickly realized we needed a more efficient way to find, track, and reserve meeting rooms throughout the office. Ideas quickly began to... read more

Nat Geo and Bottle Rocket Launch National Geographic Today for iPad!

National Geographic is known for its stunning photography and outstanding videos of the greatest places, people and animals around the globe. Now you can get an exclusive look at them and more with National Geographic's new app, National Geographic Today for iPad. The app continuously updates the content to allow the user to browse the latest news, videos, quizzes, articles and photos from the last seven... read more

What We Learned at SXSW Interactive!

Last month, a group of Bottle Rocket team members loaded a bus in route to Austin, Texas to see what South by Southwest (SXSW) was all about.  SXSW, a set of film, interactive and music festivals, takes place annually in Austin and dates back to 1987. Since SXSW Interactive split off as an event of its own in 1999, it has built a reputation as the breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies.... read more

Happy 1st Birthday to Kitchen Carnage!

Today, we celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the release of Kitchen Carnage for iPhone and iPod touch. The game which engages players with the full cast of the YouTube sensation Annoying Orange has amassed over 1.3 million downloads and 23 million game sessions on both the iOS & Android since its release. That equates to over 192 years spent in the app since the launch on April 7, 2011. The Amazon... read more

58 North launches one-of-a-kind app, developed by Bottle Rocket… Pholium!

58 North is proud to announce the launch of Pholium, a photo enthusiast's dream e-book creation app. To date, Pholium, developed by Bottle Rocket Apps, is the only app that allows you to create, edit, publish and share your photo e-book all from within the app on the iPad! This one-of-a-kind app contains three main areas – the Gallery, the Studio and the Library. All of the images on the user’s iPad... read more

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts – Music Guild: Our March Charity of the Month

Jeff Johnson, our Controller here at Bottle Rocket, chose the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts - Music Guild because of its dedication to enhancing the music learning experience of its students, one of whom is his son. Booker T. Washington is an excellent school, filled with amazingly talented young people, who give their time and talents to make the school the pride of... read more