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Wings Takes Flight

With any business, you try to plan your strategy well, but ultimately realize some things just don’t come according to plan.  The same holds true for Bottle Rocket.  We were initially going to come out with some other apps before Wings, but now it’s one of our first to be in the iTunes store.  We’re not saying it’s a bad thing, just a bit of a surprise - like your little brother.  Ends up, we found some amazing talent to help us out with Wings, which sped up the process quite a bit.It may be a simple approach, but it’s a fun one.  Drifting through a virtual world in different seasons while listening to music just seems to be a relaxing feeling in this all too stressed out world.  We’ve taken full advantage of the accelerometer to maneuver your way around.Wings comes with four distinct virtual worlds categorized by season:

My personal favorite thing about this app is the fact that even when I bump into a mountain, I don’t crash. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if things only vibrated when bumped into rather than blowing up? Guess that’s what the virtual world is for. We hope you’ll like Wings as much as we’ve come to like it, as well as any friends that have played around with it!Get it now at the App StoreAnd tell your friends about it. http://www.bottlerocketapps.com/#/wings/

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Apple Plays Nice

What we've learned from history (and Kindergarten) is that sharing benefits us all...or was it to never engage in a land war with China?  In regards to the former - we, as an iPhone development company,  couldn't be happier at Apple's announcement Wednesday: 

We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software. … The NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a new agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week or so.
It's nice see that Apple recognizes the hindrances of such limitations and responded to the requests of their developer community...even if the impetus may be due to Google and pressure from Android's open platform. For now though, the new NDA lift only applies to already released software; unreleased applications, like the upcoming SDK API's (2.2), are still bound by the non-disclosure agreement.  Some has said that it's not enough but we, for one at Bottle Rocket, are very happy and will take the small victories whilst we plan our conquest of China.

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Applications on the Way

We've been working very hard to produce what we hope are some of the best looking and creative iPhone applications available. A few are in the final process of completion and we're getting very excited to be so close to releasing our first app.  Here's an advance look at what's to come. 

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Three, Two, One...Take Off! Bottle Rocket Launches!

Bottle Rocket has launched! Check out our explosive new website. It's out of this world!Alright...I know we're getting a little carried away with the metaphors here...but the site is pretty smokin' (I couldn't resist). This author's humor not withstanding....our website, like each and every one of our applications, is a testimony of our dedication to quality and design integrity. You'll find teasers to our upcoming apps, news & updates and above all, you'll experience the top notch interface design and attention to details that differentiates us from everyone else. Don't take our word for it - check it out for yourself and let us know what you think. We're sure you'll be blown away ;-)Check it out at http://www.bottlerocketapps.com

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