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Apple Selects Disney Craft Finder App as Staff Pick

mzldzowohcf480x480-75Thank you Apple for selecting Disney's Craft Finder iPad app as a "Staff Pick" today.

The free Disney Craft Finder app for iPad includes nearly 1,000 great crafts for kids. Parents and care-givers can easily find just the right craft based on occasion, age time required.

High resolution photos, step by step instructions, materials with full-featured shopping list, Twitter/Facebook sharing and more make this the best craft app. It's available on both iPhone and iPad. Each version was completely customize to take full advantage of the device.

Thanks again Apple. ;-)


NPR iPad Now on App Store and Picked by Apple as New and Noteworthy

screen-shot-2010-04-01-at-42152-pmThe NPR iPad app is on the App Store and has been selected by Apple as New and Noteworthy for the launch of the iPad. This is a great honor for all of us at Bottle Rocket Apps and we'd like to thank NPR and Apple.


April 2, 2010; Washington, D.C. – NPR today announced the launch of the NPR iPad App and a fully optimized website for the iPad. The site and app are both free of charge and offer two entirely new and distinctive ways to access and experience NPR’s signature multimedia content.

Using a magazine-style presentation, the NPR iPad App highlights News, Arts & Life, and Music content, all core editorial strengths for NPR. It is also the ideal destination to discover hundreds of NPR stations and their programs. The website features all of’s content, including its signature photo journalism, but has been optimized for the touch screen and given a more prominent audio player on the assumption that listening will be a key part of the iPad experience.

“Our surveys indicate that a large number of NPR listeners will also be heavy iPad users, and so we aggressively pursued a web/app experience for launch,” said Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of NPR. “Both the iPad App and website extend the personal relationship our audience has with NPR in an engaging and compelling new way."

The app and site each load audio players created exclusively for the iPad, making listening easier and giving users more control with play/pause, resume and scrub options. The audio players can keep stories in play mode while users explore other aspects of the app or site, including reading stories or viewing images or photo galleries. In both the app and site, the player remains visible whenever audio is playing, providing a constant companion listening tool that references the story or stream as users browse.

“The iPad represents the perfect marriage between our online and audio storytelling,” said Kinsey Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media. “We’ve created an immersive experience that gets us closer to the classic NPR driveway moment than anything we've previously done in the digital space. And thanks to some of the technical innovations we've made in the past year, we were able to be up and running at the launch of iPad.”

Following on the success of NPR’s award-winning NPR News App for iPhone, NPR turned again to Bottle Rocket Apps to develop the NPR App for iPad. The NPR News App for iPhone (now in version 2.0) has remained among the top three free news apps since its August 2009 launch.

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Download the NPR for iPad app for free. It's already the 5th most downloaded iPad app on the App Store!


Rocket Solitaire for iPad Released with Sneak Peek Video


Solitaire like you've never played it! Fully utilizing the amazing capabilities of the iPad, Rocket Solitaire brings you gorgeous graphics and seamless gameplay.

Fully customizable: choose from 7 different card backs and over 20 backgrounds, including neon. Or you can use your own photos for the card backs and background.

Different play modes add variability to game play. You can choose to turn three cards at a time from the deck or just one. The Vegas Rules option only allows one trip through the deck.

Stuck? Click the Hint button and playable cards wiggle to point you in the right direction. Beginners learning the game will love this feature. Also, no more digging through the deck to see if the game is over. Simply check "Detect Game Over" and the game will tell you when there are no more moves.

Enjoy this great new iPad app on iPad's release day!


Wings Flight Simulator iPad App now on the App Store in time for iPad Release Day


Wings for iPad is now available for the App Store in time for the release of the iPad.

The flight simulator for the rest of us. Enjoy Wings Earth made especially for the iPad with amazing detail. The most popular casual flight simulator for the iPhone now in High Definition for the iPad.

Four virtual worlds, great built-in audio tracks or listen to your own iPod music, speed controls, heads-up display, easy and expert mode.




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