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The AR/VR Takeaways from Google I/O with Matt Johnson

Bottle Rocket is at the forefront of helping brands gain a competitive advantage with AR/VR experiences. That’s why we were all ears when the topic shifted to AR/VR during this year’s Google I/O opening keynote. Our AR/VR Specialist, Matt Johnson was... read more

Announcement of Kotlin language at Google I/O 2017

Android Developers and Kotlin: A Love Story

You know that moment in a love story when the main characters finally come together after being kept apart for so long? If you know what we’re talking about, then you know what the vibe was at Google I/O and Bottle Rocket when, during the opening keynote... read more

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Nationwide Wins 2017 Appy Award

Congratulations to Nationwide on their 2017 Appy Award! The Bottle Rocket-powered Make Safe Happen app improves home safety with room-to-room safety checklists and links to recommended products. Users can also create to-do lists, set reminders and track... read more

BlackRock iRetire app developed by Bottle Rocket on ipad

BlackRock Wins 2017 Stevie Award

The American Business Awards recently announced their 2017 Mobile Site and App Award Winners. We’re proud to share that BlackRock’s iRetire® by BlackRock® iPad app, powered by Bottle Rocket, has won a Silver Stevie Award! The iRetire app gives... read more

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Rocketeer Charity | North Texas Food Bank

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 May, we selected North Texas Food Bank, a member of favorited... read more

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Google I/O 2017 Predictions

As one of only 25 global Android Certified Agencies, Bottle Rocket will be at this year’s Google I/O to learn about the new Android OS direct from Google developers. This is awesome for our clients as much as it is for us—we’ll bring them insights into... read more

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5 Ways to Craft the Ideal App Experience

We’re fresh off our Dallas breakfast event with the Mobile Marketing Association where Bottle Rocket, 7-Eleven, and Urban Airship shared what effective mobile experiences look like and why they matter. We’re still feeling jazzed about the concepts... read more

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Engineering Jedi: Alexa Lingo

It’s an exciting time for voice. Amazon’s Alexa has come into her own these last couple of years. Some analysts estimate as many as 8.2 million devices have been sold since late 2014. I personally find myself talking to Alexa multiple times a day, every... read more

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Becoming PCI Compliant with Bottle Rocket

For mobile experiences that accept credit card payments, clients need to host data with a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant hosting provider. What’s the deal with PCI exactly? Bottle Rocket has helped clients become PCI... read more