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Get a Free Slice of Orange on the AppStore and Android Market!

On Friday, Thruster, a division of Bottle Rocket Apps, released a "Lite" version of their popular fruit-slinging game Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage.  The free version of the game contains the most popular "Classic" play mode which allows players to blend, cut, microwave and shred the cast of the popular YouTube series while advancing in levels to unlock new fruits.  The full version of the game was released last April and reached #5 on the paid apps chart.

"Even a year after its original release, we knew the fans of the series would welcome a free taste of the popular game", said Matt Johnson, Executive Producer of the game.  Since Friday the game has risen to #14 of all free apps on the iTunes store with more than 500,000 games played.  "We are honored to have passed such app store bellweathers such as Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds over the past 48 hours."

You can get the free version of the game here: iPhone/iPod Touch or Android

... or upgrade to get two new modes (Balloon Pop and Endless) here: iPhone/iPod Touch or Android

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The Washington Post launches iPad app in partnership with Bottle Rocket

Just in time for this year’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post launches “WP Politics,” a new iPad app for politics, developed in conjunction with Bottle Rocket. With access to The Post’s award-winning political coverage and photos, graphics, animation and video, the app is ideal for anyone interested in staying up-to-date on the approaching election and beyond.

The WP Politics app for iPad uses engaging tools, interactive maps and photo-based, curated headlines to keep users informed and entertained in a new, stylish way. The app has the following features:

  • The Fact Checker – The Post’s blog that sorts political fact from fiction with video that uses Pinocchio’s nose to let you know in real time when a candidate is misleading
  • Candidate Issues Tracker – tracks the candidates’ stances on key issues, how they compare to one another and whether those stances have changed over time
  • Polling Maps – shows the latest pulse of the race, searchable by state and time
  • Historical Maps – a look at every state election in American history since 1789 and select Washington Post articles written before and after every election since 1880
  • Campaign Files – allows users to filter information by candidate and issue
  • And more!

The WP Politics App is available for free from the App Store. A monthly subscription is available for $2.99 through In-App Purchase that gives users access to The Insiders’ Corner and any content featured in Campaign Files that has not been published in the last 48 hours.

Congratulations to The Washington Post and the Bottle Rocket team on another great app!

Download the app here - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spg-mobile-app/id312306003?l=es&mt=8

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Bottle Rocket launches SPG App with Starwood Hotels & Resorts

When planning a trip for business or pleasure, the SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts app is your must-have travel companion! With over 1000 Starwood properties to browse, in 100 countries around the world, this app makes booking a trip quick and easy.

Within this app, you will find the information you need is at your fingertips, when you need it. The content updates automatically based on whether you are planning your trip, en route to your destination or already checked-in to a specific hotel.

Upon login, the app grants you access to your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) account where you can track your upcoming reservations, see your past stays and preferences, and check your Starpoints® balance. You even have the chance to store your hotel room number so you never lose it!

The SPG app goes far beyond exploring Starwood properties and shares local information about your destination, including the weather, transportation details, local attractions, dining options and more! Plus, it integrates with your favorite social media communities. You can “check-in” to favorite spots, share photos of your adventure and read insider tips.

Throughout 2012, Starwood and Bottle Rocket will continue to release additional versions of the app in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, with other languages available soon after.

Pack your bags and download the SPG app now!

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