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Archive for November 2012

Bottle Rocket Apps Honored as #5 on Top 100 Places to Work in DFW

The Dallas Morning News has recognized Bottle Rocket Apps as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in DFW in 2012. The best places to work list includes 30 large companies, 35 midsized companies and 35 small companies. This is the first time we have been recognized on the Top 100 list and we are thrilled to be ranked #5 in the small company category.

To qualify for the Top 100 list, a company must first be nominated. Next, all of the employees are asked to fill out an anonymous survey to gauge how they feel about their job and workplace. More than 72,000 employees from the DFW area filled out the questionnaire from this year’s Top 100 list. When surveyed, the Rocketeers expressed it is the Bottle Rocket energy and passion that keeps them happy at work! 

“Opinions are valued, promises are kept, and integrity and quality are not compromised.”

“This company is truly the real deal with a heart and soul, and we take great measures to stay that way.” 

“I get to work with smart, passionate people.”

“Anything is possible here. People are invited to try things and even fail.” 

To see the complete list of winners, visit Top 100 Special Section

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SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts App Now Available on Android

After much anticipation, the award-winning SPG app is now available on Google Play. With over 1000 Starwood properties to browse, in 100 countries around the world, this app makes booking a trip quick and easy!

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, track your Starpoints balance and more. The state-aware technology is personalized for you and automatically updates whether you’re planning a trip, en route or checking in to your final destination. You even have the chance to store your hotel room number so you never forget it again!


              

The app also serves as a personal concierge by sharing the local attractions, dining options, hotel features and amenities, driving directions to your hotel and more.

Come see what all the hype is about and download the SPG app on Google Play or iTunes today!

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American Red Cross: Our November Charity of the Month

The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. In addition to these efforts, the American Red Cross has spread to serve internationally and offers their assistance to community services that help the needy, the collection, processing and distribution of blood to those in need, internal relief and development programs, educational programs on health, safety, and preparedness, communication services and comfort for military members and their family.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, in the United States and around the world. 

This month, Bottle Rocket Apps has chosen to donate to the American Red Cross disaster relief for hurricane Sandy. Many of our clients, friends and families live on the east coast and were impacted by Sandy. We hope our contribution will help bring comfort and resources to those most in need.

After hurricane Sandy, getting supplies, meals and water into affected areas is the top priority. The American Red Cross deployed nearly 8,500 workers from all 50 states to the east coast to help after the storm. They have distributed more than 983,000 relief items such as cleanup kits and hygiene kits, and have served more than 5.6 million meals and snacks to the victims.

The American Red Cross still has a lot of work to do on the east coast and is still asking for donations.

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Recent News

“We are very excited that Bottle Rocket’s AWE mobile video platform was able to play a key role in the launch of Hallmark’s TV Everywhere product.” said Scott Maddux, executive vice president of Bottle Rocket.  “In addition to delivering a great mobile viewing experience, Hallmark producers also have new management tools to curate content in the app in real-time as well as new ad inventory including video, display and rich media ads.”  

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