March 17, 2017

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 provides a new way for financial advisors to help their clients close the gap between where they stand today and the income they want each year in retirement. Creating an app powerful enough to serve the needs of financial advisors, but clear enough for end investors to feel empowered to meet their retirement goals was challenging. We’re proud to be nominated!

The Huggies Rewards mobile app has also been nominated for a Shorty Award in the Mobile Sites & Apps – Kids & Lifestyle App category. The app provided a seamless transition from user PIN code entry to receipt uploading without causing a major rift among current rewards members. The Huggies app continues to simplify a parent’s busy life while rewarding them for purchasing products they’ve come to know and trust for their little ones.

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations across social media. The Shortys remains the most prominent award show of its kind, engaging an online audience of millions. The 9th annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in New York City and streamed to the public.

See who else is nominated on the Shorty Awards website.

February 23, 2017

Bottle Rocket CEO to Judge 2017 Appy Awards

This February, Bottle Rocket’s CEO, Calvin Carter, will once again judge for the Appy Awards.

The Appy Awards celebrate and acknowledge creativity and excellence in app design in 39 categories:

  • Branded Content
  • Restaurants/Food/Beverage
  • Health and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • and a lot more!

Calvin will serve on a jury with five other members, whose results will be announced on May 17, in New York City. For more information, check out the Appy Awards website.

September 7, 2016

Bottle Rocket is Now a Google Certified Agency

The Google Developers Certified Agency Program is an exclusive list of well established companies with a great history of work on the Android mobile platform.

While Google does have other developer programs, such as the Google Developer Group and Launchpad, the Agency Program is something entirely different. The Google Developer Group works with communities all over the world to support local developers and provides them the resources they need to learn and grow together. Launchpad is focused on providing startups and new businesses the resources they need to get up and running. The Agency Program is a list of companies all over the world that have shown their ability to create great applications, provide excellent service for their clients, and much more. Previous developer groups were generally open to any developer, but the Agency Program is open only to those that Google accepts into it.

2017 Certified Agency badge for Google Developers Agency Program

There are several benefits for those listed as Certified Agencies; for both developers and clients. Here are a few that benefit both parties:

  • Training on the latest Google APIs, developer technologies, and best practices
  • Participation in Early Access programs
  • 1:1 online support from Google

Having early access and training on the latest Google technologies and APIs means that we can help our clients, more than ever, stay ahead of the mobile curve.

Contact us today to find out what changes are coming to the Android ecosystem and how your brand can benefit.

August 1, 2016

Amy Czuchlewski Named a Finalist in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards

We’re pleased to announce that Amy Czuchlewski, Senior Director of Engineering Delivery at Bottle Rocket, has been named a finalist in D CEO’s CIO/CTO Awards for 2016. This new program honors chief information officers, chief technology officers, and others in top IT posts in the North Texas Region. Amy joins over 20 accomplished finalists honored for their achievements in the technology industry.

Amy joined Bottle Rocket in 2014 overseeing a team of more 90 mobile development engineers, provides project oversight, and guides potential clients throughout solutions and delivery process. She brings over 15 years of experience in the mobile industry to her current leadership role. Under her direction, Bottle Rocket has optimized efficiency by providing a solid technical foundation and regular training, ensuring her team is current with the most recent innovations and skills.

Congratulations to Amy and the rest of the D CEO CIO/CTO finalists for their achievements.

January 21, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Shortlisted in the 2016 Global Mobile Awards

We’d like to congratulate our friends at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  The SPG app has been shortlisted as a nominee in the 2016 GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards in the Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality category. The Global Mobile Awards is the mobile industry’s longest established award platform for innovation, excellence, and achievement and showcases the ever-growing value that mobility brings to users, industries, businesses, communities, and economies.

"Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “With more than 930 entries this year – a new record – the competition is greater than ever, reflecting the tremendous diversity and pace of innovation across the mobile world.”

Other nominees in this category include:

  • Ericsson & Falun2015 for Digital Experience Partner
  • Monitise Create for Hub by Premier Inn
  • SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App
  • Vodafone for Onboard Services from eGate

To view the full list of nominees, please visit the Global Mobile Award website.

Selected winners to be announced live on Mobile World Live TV at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday, February 23.

Learn more about the award winning SPG App or download it for iOS or Android.

We’re excited for our partners at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement.

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