month archive

Halloween Rocketeer Style

At Bottle Rocket, we always do things a little differently. Instead of celebrating Halloween today, we had our annual party this past Tuesday so that our head Rocketeer, or shall we say, Commander Cody, could make his grand entrance- cue the Star Wars theme-  into our company meeting and wow us all with his amazing, handcrafted Stormtrooper costume. You can see the winners of our Halloween costume contest below... read more

App Launch: ABC News App Has Officially Landed on iTunes and Google Play

The new and improved ABC News app is ready for download on your iPhone and Android devices! The redesigned app brings you round-the-clock news and offers an abundance of really cool features that include: Personalized alerts – Be the first to know. When you see a story that interests you, tap the star icon and we’ll send real-time updates right to your phone. ABC News Inbox – All your saved stories,... read more

Rocketeers in Orbit: Rocketeers Play a Big Role in this Year’s Big Design Conference

  Celebrating its 5th year, The Big (D)esign Conference has become a 4-day regional showcase of learning within the scope of strategy, mobile, user experience, gaming, code development, usability, film animation and design. This year Bottle Rocket played a big role not only through sponsorship but through speakers and hosting a workshop. To give you an idea of the caliber of speakers this event... read more

Rocketeer Charity: Rocketeers Support Duck Team 6

Duck Team 6 (DT6) is a fantastic organization made of friends who rescue dogs from the streets here in the Dallas area. To clarify, they are not responsible for sheltering the rescued dogs. According to their website, "We do what we can, but please know we cannot take in dogs that we capture. DT6 is not a 'rescue group' that fosters, boards, or shelters dogs. However, we are a 'capture team' that helps... read more

Rocketeers in the News: Strategist Adam Polansky Interviewed on UX Radio

Rocketeer and UX strategist rock star Adam Polansky's interview was recently posted by UX Radio from when he attended the 2013 IA Summit earlier this year. Adam tells host, Lara Federoff, about "creating impact without permission" during which he provides entertaining and valuable insights into his career and discusses the expectations of business leaders versus UX professionals when it comes to the... read more

Rocketeers in Orbit: Calvin Carter and Scott Maddux Speaking at The 6th Annual Open Mobile Summit

  The Open Mobile Summit, including Appcelerate on the third day, is back for this year's big event in San Francisco November 12-14. The Open Mobile Summit 2013 concentrates on the significant crossroads of mobile, internet, media and commerce. The three-day event gathers the industry’s brightest minds, each looking beyond design, towards implementing a fully integrated mobile experience. Appcelerate... read more

Rocketeers in the News: Matt Johnson Discusses the Mobile App and Game Development Industry in North Texas on KRLD’s “Pulse of the City”

Our very own Matt Johnson, Vice President of our gaming division Thruster, was interviewed on KRLD's "Pulse of the City" segment this past Sunday. The segment focused on the status of the mobile app and game development industry in North Texas from numerous perspectives. The segment included clips from interviews with folks from the Guildhall at SMU, PeopleFun, Escalating Studios, DART and the Texas Entrepreneur... read more

App Launch: DIY Watch!

DIY To Go has been updated and is now DIY Watch! You can still stay connected with your favorite DIY shows and find how-to inspiration for your own home with DIY Watch. The app gives you wherever-whenever access to the latest full episodes and clips from your favorite DIY shows and hosts. You can even subscribe to any show, host or destination to build your very own Watchlist that will automatically update when... read more

Rocketeers in the News: Michael Griffith Talks User Experience with Cheryl Hall of The Dallas Morning News

In case you missed it, Rocketeer and UEX guru Michael Griffith was recently interviewed by legendary Dallas Morning News business columnist Cheryl Hall. Michael disucsses his perspective on smartphones and sends the message that we need to stop thinking of a smartphone as just a phone. It's a "magical box loaded with sensors." The interview was published this week and offers Michael's perspective on just what... read more