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Hogar Suyapa: Our October Charity of the Month

Hogar Suyapa was founded on February 3, 2004 in El Progresso, Honduras by a small group of people determined to create a permanent home for children who often have been removed from their families for reason of neglect, criminal activity of their parents, or abuse. Children are often brought to Hogar Suyapa on a temporary basis and their stay can last from one or two nights to as long as a month.

After renting a small house for a year, Hogar Suyapa purchased a house of their own in 2005 and conducted major renovations in 2007 in order to house as many children as possible yet still provide the children with the education, love and attention they deserve. The new home now consists of eight bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, class room and therapy room.

Joslin Sansom, rock-star account manager, nominated Hogar Suyapa for this month’s charity because she has a passion for helping underprivileged and abused children. Part of Bottle Rocket’s donation will go towards making the existing building wheelchair accessible and as timing would have it, a new addition to accommodate the growing needs of taking on more children will be dedicated in two weeks. The money will also help furnish one of those rooms, which we hope to make into a bottle rocket theme!

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Bottle Rocket Apps Wins Momentum Award for Job Growth

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) presented the winners of the 10th annual Momentum Awards this afternoon. The Momentum Awards recognize companies and organizations that have created significant job growth and fostered positive economic momentum in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. This year the award categories included: Total Job Growth, Percentage Job Growth, Corporate Headquarters Location, Corporate Facility Location, Community Catalyst, Innovation Catalyst, Education Catalyst, Global Catalyst.

We are thrilled to share that Bottle Rocket Apps was awarded the Percentage of Job Growth award for adding a high percentage of new jobs in the DFW region this year. 

We are proud to be recognized by the Dallas Regional Chamber as one of nine companies, organizations, or projects that have made the Dallas region a better place to work and live. We would not be among the winners without our dedicated employees and client partners. Thank you all for your support along the way!

To see a complete list of honorees and a recap from the Momentum Awards ceremony, visit DRC Blog

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Thruster Partners with Griffin Technology to Launch Woogie 2.0 App

What exactly is a Woogie? It’s 50% huggable friend, 50% protective case for your iPhone or iPad touch, and 100% fun! Griffin recently debuted three new Woogie characters, Zee, Fee and Morff. They are available on Griffin’s site for purchase. 

The new Woogie app turns these characters into interactive playmates with funny faces, moods and feelings. They are always ready for an adventure packed full of games, music, jokes, and giggles. You can even choose a face for your Woogie, feed, dress and groom them too! 

You can also take your Woogie on adventures to places like Space and the Beach. Each adventure has a different game to play, different food and toys that you and Woogie can both enjoy! After a day of play, tuck your Woogie in at naptime and if you’re quiet you might hear it snore.

Your Woogie even knows when another Woogie is around, and can talk to them in four different languages via Bluetooth while you listen. 

Included Adventures:

  • The Backyard with Bubble Pop game
  • The Beach with Woogie Boogie game
  • Space with Woogie Jump game 

More adventures are available as in-app purchases:

  • The Grocery Store with Hungry Woogie game
  • The Baseball Field with Home Run game 

Want to join in on the Woogie fun? Download this 4.5 star rated app for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad here on iTunes.

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Recent News

Bottle Rocket App’s new 49,570 square-foot space, not only almost doubles the size of its current offices in Addison, it provides it with a more-conducive environment to a fast-paced tech company, founder Calvin Carter said.

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