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Bottle Rocket Takes Home Top Honors at Variety Entertainment App Awards

Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. Yesterday, Variety hosted the first annual Entertainment App Conference & Awards to recognize the best apps in the entertainment industry and the companies that built them. An esteemed panel of judges selected the winners based on the innovation, design, usability and overall... read more

Why Designing with a Specific Platform in Mind is Important

                             Why is it important to design with a specific platform in mind? The simple answer is because your users will notice the difference. It is easy for users to recognize when an app is built with a specific platform in mind and is simply ported over to another platform. However, when the design blends into the device seamlessly the user interface is intuitive and... read more

Want To Get Paid for Testing Cool Apps? We Need Your Help!

We are creating a group of mobile users in the Dallas area to participate in usability testing and market research for the apps we develop in partnership with our clients. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old, own and use an iOS or Android device, and be able to come to our offices in Addison during business hours. Once an app is ready to be tested, we will send the group a message with a short... read more

Bottle Rocket Apps Earns a Spot on the Dallas 100 List

Dallas 100 is an annual awards program that identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas Metroplex. Whether the company is three years old and has seen rapid growth, or 25 years old and recently got a boost in sales, these companies and their leaders have interesting ideas about how to run and grow a business. To qualify for the Dallas 100, a company must meet a... read more

Thruster Releases It’s Fred! Game Based on The Popular Nickelodeon Series

Hey! It’s Fred! Join YouTube sensation Fred Figglehorn in this hilarious 3D app adventure to defeat the evil Kevin and win the love of the beautiful Judy. With over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 951 million views, Fred Figglehorn became a viral YouTube sensation. As the first channel to gain 1 million subscribers, Fred also became a movie franchise and an animated series on Nickelodeon. ... read more

Bottle Rocket Apps Honored as #5 on Top 100 Places to Work in DFW

The Dallas Morning News has recognized Bottle Rocket Apps as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in DFW in 2012. The best places to work list includes 30 large companies, 35 midsized companies and 35 small companies. This is the first time we have been recognized on the Top 100 list and we are thrilled to be ranked #5 in the small company category. To qualify for the Top 100 list, a company must first be... read more

SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts App Now Available on Android

After much anticipation, the award-winning SPG app is now available on Google Play. With over 1000 Starwood properties to browse, in 100 countries around the world, this app makes booking a trip quick and easy! Upon login, the app grants you access to your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) account where you can track your upcoming reservations, see your past stays and preferences, track your Starpoints... read more

American Red Cross: Our November Charity of the Month

The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. In addition to these efforts, the American Red Cross has spread to serve internationally and offers their assistance to community services that help the needy, the collection, processing and distribution of blood to those in need, internal relief... read more