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Doodle Bomb Awarded MacWorld Editors Choice Award and Rated 5 Stars

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Doodle Bomb, Bottle Rocket's physics puzzler with a bang, has been awarded MacWorld's coveted Editors Choice award and rated 5 stars.

Doodle Bomb: Physics Puzzle with a Bang from iPhone developer Bottle Rocket is one of the few puzzle games we've played that gets better the more time you invest in playing it. Addictive, the game is perfectly balanced between too easy and too hard, slowly building momentum and ensuring extended hours of challenging fun with some excellent responsive controls.

Read the full MacWorld review and article by Nick Spence.

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Bottle Rocket Apps and NPR Win 2009 Best News App Ever Award

NPR News iPhone app, developed by Bottle Rocket Apps, has won the 2009 Best News App Ever Award."There are no shortage of news apps in the App Store. But this app takes one of the most trusted news sources, NPR, and presents it in a wonderful way. Not only do you have access to audio from nearly all of the NPR programs, but you have the latest news available all the time. Also throw in access to finding the broadcast times and stations of your favorite NPR programs no matter where you are and you have the best news app." - 148apps.comNPR News

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Bottle Rocket Apps and NPR Win 2009 Best News App Ever Award

2009_winnerNPR News iPhone app, developed by Bottle Rocket Apps, has won the 2009 Best News App Ever Award.

"There are no shortage of news apps in the App Store. But this app takes one of the most trusted news sources, NPR, and presents it in a wonderful way. Not only do you have access to audio from nearly all of the NPR programs, but you have the latest news available all the time. Also throw in access to finding the broadcast times and stations of your favorite NPR programs no matter where you are and you have the best news app." - 148apps.com

Winning this category was no small feat. The NPR News app had to beat out strong contenders such as The New York Times, Instapaper, NetNewsWire and CNN Mobile.

Judges included 148Apps.com, Appular, AppVee, IGN, The iPhone Blog, Ars Technica, TUAW, Slide to Play, Wired and much more.

Bottle Rocket Apps shares this honor with NPR as well as our good friends at Apple.

Get the NPR News app for iPhone on the App Store now.

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What are the best iPhone Apps for Valentines Day? Bottle Rocket is giving them away free.

voicevalentinespromoimage1Voice Valentines, from iPhone developer Bottle Rocket Apps, sends your friends Valentines by Email, Twitter or Facebook with a design, photo, message and your voice! It's the only Valentines app with voice!

This Valentine’s Day, don’t settle for just any generic card – show them or better yet, TELL them how much they mean to you in a Voice Valentine.

Features:

-- Over a dozen themes

-- Add your own photo

-- Record a personalized voice message

-- Add a written message

-- Send cards to any number of people in your contact list at once

-- Share your cards through Twitter or Facebook (including audio)

-- Beautiful and easy to use app design makes sending cards enjoyable

And now Bottle Rocket Apps is giving 30 copies of the app away for free. Promotional codes have been given to several known bloggers, 5 codes were just posted to Bottle Rocket's Twitter account (@btlrkt) and 2 are listed below. Try them soon before someone else uses them. All we ask is that you post a review of the app once you've had a chance to use it.

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Use them on the App Store here.

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GasBuddy for iPhone Finds Cheap Gas - Huge Update on App Store

gasbuddy3GasBuddy has been voted the best gas price app on the iPhone and iPod. It's the best source of gas prices in the US and Canada on the internet combined with the highest-feature and best-looking iPhone app on the market. Use GasBuddy on your iPhone to find the cheapest gas and diesel in your area.

Save enough money to make your iPhone free! We're not kidding. GasBuddy will pay for itself in one tank of gas and will pay for your iPhone after one year of use.

Gas prices change frequently and may vary as much as 20% within only a few blocks. It’s important to be able to find the service station with the lowest priced fuel.

Fuel prices are updated constantly by millions of volunteers making it one of the most successful crowd-sourcing projects on the internet. These are actual figures from 2/12/2010: A car that has an 18 gallon tank that gets 18 MPG in the city and drives 15,000 miles per year in Dallas, TX will save up to $6.48/tank and $358.33/year by using GasBuddy. Savings can change by the minute.

The newly released 3.0 update has a ton of new features including:

-- Maps are 10x faster

-- Drag map to update prices from coast to coast

-- Price freshness indicated

-- Sort by Price or Distance

-- App automatically inserts decimal for price reporting in both US and Canadian formats

-- Report prices for unknown stations

-- Fetches updated prices automatically on launch

-- Shake to update prices

-- More

Get GasBuddy on the App Store now.

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One of Bottle Rocket Apps' latest applications has given a fast-food bird some new wings.

Chick-fil-A's latest version of its mobile app, released last week for iOS, allows customers to order and pay via their smartphone. The app allows customers to use the new features at more than 130 locations, with more expected to roll out in 2015.

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