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Bottle Rocket Begins Building iPad Apps

ipad_hero_20100127Bottle Rocket today announced that it has begun development of multiple iPad apps. Some apps are optimized versions of existing iPhone apps and some are new apps built exclusively for the iPad announced today by Apple.

The iPad stands as the middle ground between a full-blown laptop computer and an iPhone.

Steve Jobs was quoted today saying "It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone."

Bottle Rocket intends to help Apple fill that gap with excellent iPad apps to compliment the amazing new iPad device. Bottle Rocket has also begun conversion of multiple custom-developed apps for its clients. Those titles will be released in the next 2 months to coincide with the availability of the iPad.

Bottle Rocket was there when the first apps shipped on the iPhone in 2008. Bottle Rocket was the first iPhone developer to release an iPhone app that controlled hardware that was widely available in retail stores in the summer of 2009. Bottle Rocket will be one of the first iPad developers when the first iPad apps ship this year.

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GPS for 3G, 3Gs, Original iPhone and iPod Touch Arrives Safely on the App Store

001GPS turns your iPhone into a handheld GPS!

GPS is beautifully designed, simple and easy to use.

Features you need - nothing complex:

• GPS data screen with current speed, average speed, max speed, accuracy, distance, time counter, true heading, magnetic heading and altitude

• Beautiful compass works on iPhone, iPod and optimized for iPhone 3Gs

• Share trip details via email

• Update your Twitter and Facebook status with a single click with a custom message, your current location and a link to a map

• Supports statute miles, nautical miles or kilometers

• Screen locking and auto dimming to save battery life

• Quick access to plot your location on built-in Google Maps

• Auto calculation of magnetic variation based on your region

• Trip resets for speed, distance and time displays

• 3G/3Gs Accuracy filter for those demanding the highest accuracy the device can provide

Download GPS here.

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Doodle Bomb, the First Physics Puzzler with a Bang now Available for iPhone and iPod

appstore_image_11Doodle Bomb is a complete physics-driven puzzle game with a bang. Blast your way through 50 mind-bending physics puzzles as you guide your hero to the ultimate goal of “Bomb Master”. Interact with unique physics driven machines and characters who will help (or hurt) your attempt to infiltrate the enemy base using as few bombs as possible.

Features:

--> 50 action packed missions including 15 super challenging "Master Missions"

--> Real physics driven bombs, machines and characters set in a Doodle style world

--> Achieving mission Goal requires strategy, timing and precise placement of bombs

--> Interact with control panels, water wheels, pipes with valves, trap doors, magnets, moving transports, spinning cannons and more!

--> Humorous characters including the "Trigger Happy Soldier" and the "Bomb Bouncing Rat"

--> Puzzles start out easy with in-game help… but quickly ramp up in difficulty

--> Skip any of the Standard Missions if you get stuck, then come back to them later

--> Mission selector to preview and load any of the missions you have unlocked

--> Replay missions to earn Bomb Badges that unlock bonus content

--> Spam bombs for cool bomb chaining explosion effects ;)

--> Accelerometer tilt control of bombs to apply a slight roll on flat surfaces

--> Play your iPod music during the game

--> Easy to pick up and play

How to Play:

--> Tap anywhere on the screen to throw a bomb in that direction

--> How far you tap from the Hero determines the force of your throw

--> Taps close to the Hero will be softer… taps further from the Hero will throw bombs harder

--> Bombs will explode when the fuse expires

--> Try to unlock the door to the next mission by throwing and exploding a bomb near the green control panel

--> Most missions will require you to activate machines that will help you get closer to the green control panel... machines are activated with blue control panels

--> You can tilt the device to slightly roll the bombs when they are on flat surfaces or flying in the air

--> Tap the pause button to skip or retry missions

--> Unlock "Master Missions" by getting the Goal score of less for each standard mission

--> Win the game by completing all the "Master Missions" (you cannot skip these missions and must get Goal or less to advance)

Download Doodle Bomb here.

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The Bomb Drops Soon - Doodle Bomb for iPhone and iPod Coming Soon

For millennia philosophers have predicted the rise of a hero who would restore balance to our chaotic world… nobody predicted he would be a Doodle! Blast your way through 50 mind-bending physics puzzles as you guide your hero to the ultimate goal of "Bomb Master". Interact with unique physics driven machines and characters who will help (or hurt) your attempt to infiltrate the enemy base using as few bombs as possible.

Do you have what it takes? Stretch out your finger and join the fight!

Look for Doodle Bomb in the Apple App Store in the the next few weeks.

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