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Bottle Rocket Gives Nod to iVerse Comics iPad App

While we normally like to go on and on about Bottle Rocket branded apps and the apps we build for our customers, we wanted to take a moment to give a great iPad app a proper nod.

The iVerse Comics iPad app will hit the App Store very soon, probably on launch day. We've built, submitted and received initial approval on four iPad apps ourselves. So we know the hard work that went into this app.

Here's a great video that shows you the amazing content, excellent interface and tech Kung Fu mastery that is iVerse Comics.

iPad Preview - iVerse Comics from Michael Murphey on Vimeo.

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Apple Features Two Bottle Rocket Apps as Favorite iPhone App - NPR and Gas Buddy

itunesApple has selected two Bottle Rocket Apps' iPhone apps as staff favorites on the iTunes App Store. NPR News for iPhone and Gas Buddy: Cheapest Gas for iPhone.

The NPR News iPhone app lets you stream hundreds of NPR radio stations live, listen to current and pas programs like All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Fresh Air and more. Use your playlist to custom create your own radio listening experience. Get complete news including full articles, related radio stories and photos. The NPR New iPhone app has been selected by MacWorld as an Editors Choice and won the 2009 Best News App Ever Award. Consistently rated 4 stars or higher by users, the NPR iPhone app is one of the most popular iPhone News app in history.

The Gas Buddy iPhone app has been recently updated and is consistently receiving 4 and 5 star reviews from customers. It's the best way to find the cheapest gas in your area, or any area of North American (USA and Canada). It can be customized for USA or Canadian use, has up to date listings, maps, fuel prices and can even help you find the closest gas station when you're running on empty. Millions of users submit gas prices making Gas Buddy one of the most successful crowd-sourcing projects of all time. Users can also use their web browser to access all of this information and more at GasBuddy.com.

Thank you again Apple for selecting NPR News and Gas Buddy as two of your iPhone Staff Favorites on the iPhone App Store.

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Doodle Bomb is one of iPhone's Best Doodle Games says Apple

screen-shot-2010-03-23-at-14521-pmThanks Apple! Today Apple announced on the iTunes App Store that Doodle Bomb is one of the Best Doodle Games for the iPhone. Along with other great games like Doodle Jump, Doodle Army, Doodle Blast, Doodle Bowling and more, Doodle Bomb is showcased on the iTunes App Store starting today.

The Doodle genre is extremely popular on the iPhone and Doodle Bomb has been one of the most popular. Over 2,000,000 missions have been played. That's a lot of doodles being blown to bits.

Thanks again Apple for picking Doodle Bomb as one of the Best Doodle Games on the iPhone.

Oh, and MacWorld picked Doodle Bomb for its iPhone App Editors' Choice Award. We'll keep working hard to make Doodle Bomb the best doodle game for the iPhone.

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Bottle Rocket Announces NPR News 2.0 iPhone App is in Review at Apple

imageBottle Rocket, today, announces a major update to the extremely popular official NPR iPhone app, called NPR News 2.0. The app has already received 4 and 5 star ratings from most every professional review web site that covers the iPhone platform as well as the Best News App Ever Award from 148apps.com and MacWorld Editors' Choice.

Now, NPR raises the bar again with over 180 changes to the app, the most noteworthy being:

-> Resume listening after a phone call or relaunching the app

-> Improved Facebook posting including story photos

-> New graphical look

-> More timely editorial content in Top Stories

-> In-session notification when NPR runs special live coverage (e.g., breaking news events)

-> Stations section will default to user's favorites

-> All new Playlist including single-screen presentation, previous/next, fast forward/rewind and what's playing

-> A variety of user interface refinements and enhancements

-> Zoom news photos including landscape viewing

-> Playlist record counter

-> Ability to reset the application to remove all user data

-> New app icon

-> Many more tweaks and improvements

The 2.0 update has been submitted to Apple for review and will be on the App Store soon.

Get the NPR News app today free.

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Bottle Rocket Partners with Popular OpenFeint Social Network to Bring Global High Scores and Achievements to Doodle Bomb

db_1_5_preview_3Bottle Rocket Partners with the popular OpenFeint social network to bring global high-scores and achievements to Doodle Bomb.

The third update to the popular Doodle Bomb physics puzzle game for iPod and iPhone touch will include some great updates for those who want to take their skills to the next level. With a new scoring system from OpenFeint that measures speed and accuracy, over 65 unique leaderboards and 22 achievements to discover and unlock... this update will challenge even to most battle-hardened Bomb Master! Players also will have the option to boast their scores to either Facebook or Twitter through the OpenFeint network!

Doodle Bomb 1.5 was submitted yesterday for approval by Apple for the iPhone and iPod touch App Store. Look for it soon on the App Store.

Get Doodle Bomb on the App Store now!

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