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Fuel Finder App Now Live on Android

Save hundreds of dollars a year with Fuel Finder by Bottle Rocket Apps! The app voted the best gas price app on the iPhone and iPod is now available for Android too! Fuel Finder is the most comprehensive source of gas prices in the US and Canada because it is compiled from price reports submitted by millions of users, just like you.  And the Fuel Finder app is the most feature-rich fuel finder... read more

Camp Sol: Our May Charity of the Month

Camp Sol is a non-profit organization that provides support to families who have experienced the death of a child. Founded in 1999, the camp’s mission is to heal the family heart “through a supportive, warm environment where grieving families share experiences and participate in a variety of fun and nurturing activities.” I nominated this month’s charity because I believe in the mission of this... read more

Bottle Rocket Hosts DSVC Working Lunch

To continue our mission to educate, learn from and involve the local community here at Bottle Rocket, we hosted this month’s Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) working lunch in our office last week. The event was open to the public and before long the new faces started piling in. Professionals from diverse disciplines – writers, photographers, illustrators, producers, Internet and mobile... read more

Daffron Elementary School PTA: Our May Charity of the Month

Andy Dombroski, a rockstar Game Designer at Thruster, selected Daffron Elementary School PTA as this month’s charity. Andy’s daughter started kindergarten this year at Daffron and his family instantly became involved in the PTA. The PTA is a wonderful group of parents who dedicate tremendous amounts of time, energy, and resources to help ensure their children have the best educational experience... read more

SPIN Play – Tablet App of the Year at 2012 SPD Awards

SPIN Play won Tablet App of the Year at the 2012 Society of Publication Designers Awards last week in New York. The annual SPD Awards, now in their 47th year, honor the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in both print and digital. For those keeping score, this is the fourth major award that SPIN Play has won since it was released in the spring of 2011. Previously, the SPIN... read more

Calvin Carter is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young started the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in 1986 to celebrate successful entrepreneurs, so they could share their stories, inspire others and receive the recognition they deserve. By 1993 the program started to expand internationally, and today the program spans more than 50 countries. Now in its 26th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs... read more

Flower Warfare: The Game now on Android!

Spring has arrived and so has the mayhem of Flower Warfare: The Game on Android! The Amazon Appstore for Android is currently promoting Thruster’s popular endless runner game for VFX star Freddie Wong on their super hot Kindle Fire platform.  Kindle Fire users can get their advance copy here! In a couple of weeks we will release versions to both the Google Play market and the NOOK app store. Hurry... read more

Two Bottle Rocket Apps Selected as Merit Winners at HOW Magazine’s Interactive Design Awards

HOW Magazine’s Interactive Design Awards recognize outstanding interaction design, blog design, app design and website design. Entries are judged on how well they communicate the client’s mission and how aesthetically and technically strong they are. Hundreds of entries pour in each year with the hopes of winning! The judges select 1 entry that stands out as Best in Show, 5 entries that deserve... read more

NPR for iPad Announced as People’s Voice Winner at Webby Awards

The Webby Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor excellence in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories. The Webby Awards presents two honors in each category - The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. The 1000-member Academy of industry experts selects five nominees for each... read more