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How Broadcasters Can Use AWE to Address Roku SDK Changes

Roku recently announced they are ending support for legacy SDK visual screen components. Developers have been asked to update their channel UI to Roku’s more recent UI interface programming, SceneGraph. Broadcasters have a few options in adapting to this... read more

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Rocketeer Charity | Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Every month, our Rocketeers pick a charity to support. Driven by employee nominations, these organizations represent the passion Bottle Rocket has for giving back to society. For the month of April, we selected Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program that helps... read more

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App Rating Changes in iOS 10.3 Update

Bottle Rocket builds apps that include a framework for encouraging high ratings. This framework also funnels negative comments away from the App Store. We call this our Bottle Rocket Applause Generator (BRAG). Apple’s latest 10.3 update brings some changes... read more

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Happy Birthday, Bottle Rocket!

It’s Bottle Rocket’s 9th birthday! We’ve come a long way in 9 years. In 2008, CEO Calvin Carter started Bottle Rocket the day after Apple opened the App Store to third-party developers. There was no business model or best practices for the mobile... read more

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SXSW 2017: The Big Stuff

We sent Rocketeers across disciplines to SXSW this year to learn what the future has in store for technology and users. Art directors, client and sales executives, and our top brass absorbed all they could. They came away with a lot of information, but... read more

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Bottle Rocket Nominated for Two 2017 Shorty Awards

Big news out of NYC this week: two Bottle Rocket-powered apps have been nominated for Shorty Awards!   The iRetire® by BlackRock® iPad app has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the Mobile Sites & Apps – Finance category. The iRetire app... read more

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Rocketeer Charity | Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Every month, our Rocketeers pick a charity to support. Driven by employee nominations, these organizations represent the passion Bottle Rocket has for giving back to society. For the month of March, we selected Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, an... read more

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MWC Barcelona 2017: Jamon, Chaos, and Mobility

For those of you who couldn’t make it to MWC this year, we can catch you up with the first-person experience of Director of Strategy and Design (EMEA), Greg Flory. Here’s Greg’s run down from MWC Barcelona:   It’s Sunday and I’m still... read more

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Understand Mobile and Web Testing with Bottle Rocket QA

Businesses need stable apps for their mobile experiences to impact users. That’s why Bottle Rocket clients receive one or more quality assurance (QA) analysts who participate in design and development. Our mobile experiences go through several stages of... read more

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Hallmark Channel Arrives on Roku with AWE

Hallmark Channel’s AWE-powered content has arrived on Roku with what our CEO, Calvin Carter, describes as “a premium user experience that pushes the boundaries of OTT apps.”   AWE is Bottle Rocket’s award-winning TV Everywhere and... read more