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Implementing Application Maintenance in 2021

So, you’ve got a great app to showcase your products and services. All its functionalities are up and running; meaning you can just leave it to do its thing in the background now, right? Wrong. 

15 Must-Have Features Of A Successful, User-Friendly Mobile App

15 tech industry experts from Forbes Technology Council share must-have features of a successful, user-friendly mobile app.

15 Digital Payment Upgrades That Would Improve The Customer Experience

15 tech experts look at the ways digital payment technology can be improved to cement its usage and improve the customer experience.

16 Crucial Things Companies Often Forget When Building Mobile Apps

Members of Forbes Technology Council share 16 important considerations companies often forget when it comes to building a mobile app.

Server-Driven UI for Android with Jetpack Compose

Jetpack Compose is a new UI toolkit for native Android UI development that enables declarative UI.

11 Weeks Of Android – A Recap from Bottle Rocket’s Developers

And this time, we get a deep dive into one of 11 different announcements over the course of 11 weeks that coincide with the launch of Android 11.

Implementing a Flutter CI/CD Pipeline in Jenkins: Part 4(Jenkinsfile — Android and iOS/Fastlane)

This fourth and final part of the series, I’ll explain the Android and iOS bits of the Jenkinsfile and what is necessary to distribute to AppCenter.

Implementing a Flutter CI/CD Pipeline in Jenkins: Part 2 (Jenkins Instance Setup)

One of the first things I learned in my Jenkins education is that the easiest way to set up a Jenkins pipeline, is to use a Jenkinsfile.

Implementing a Flutter CI/CD Pipeline in Jenkins: Part 1 (Introduction, Strategy, and Environment Setup)

In order to seriously consider a toolkit for development it must be possible to implement a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipeline for that toolkit.

Bottle Rocket Engineers Create Finalist App for Google’s Android Challenge

A team of Bottle Rocket engineers collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind app that earned them a finalist position in the Android Challenge.

Bottle Rocket’s Path Finder Machine Learning Concept Selected as one of a Dozen Finalists in the Latest Android Challenge

The app has been released to the public and is currently available in the Google Play store. The Path Finder app is also featured among other finalists in a curated ML collection by Google.

Two To-Do’s and a Word of Caution for Brands from Google I/O 2019

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it - does it make a sound? If a feature is added and nobody can find it - does it exist?

Bottle Rocket’s 7th Annual Rocket Science Hackathon

Rumblings of fresh features and tools from WWDC and I/O have subsided, but that doesn't mean we've moved on . Quite the opposite, really.

4 Things Businesses Need to Know from Google I/O 2018

Here are four key things that caught our attention and that we believe will have the greatest impact on business in the next year:åÊGoogle Assistant, App Actions, App Slices, and ML Kit.

Bottle Rocket’s Olympic Hackathon

Bottle RocketÕs developers have been participating in an Olympic-themed hackathon. Read more to find out why we think hackathons are so important.

Bottle Rocket QA: How Many Devices Is Too Many?

Testing apps poses an interesting dilemma: Should testing be performed on physical devices, simulators, emulators, or cloud-based devices?

From the Mouths of Interns

Rocket Science 2015, the mobile innovation lab and 24-hour hackathon from Bottle Rocket, revealed new thinking for mobile apps, virtual reality and more.

Engineering Jedi: Preparing for Android O

Android O isn't coming until later this year, but now's the time to start planning if you want your app to be ready when it's released.

Inside the QA Automation Lab

Discover more about Bottle Rocket's first ever QA Bootcamp.

5 Things Brands May Not Know About Android

Did you know that Android is running on more than 85% of smartphones globally? Learn more about the growing ecosystem powered by Google.

3 Takeaways from Google I/O 2017

GoogleÕs major developer conference, Google I/O, was chock full of useful information. Check out Bottle RocketÕs webinar to recap the top developments.

Android Developers and Kotlin: A Love Story

Rocketeers cheered at the news (literally). At last! Android devs and Kotlin could be together. But why all the excitement? Let us explain...

Low-Friction Development Environments

Learn about low-friction development environments - what they are, their benefits, best practices, and more - from our iOS Architect.

Develop for the Future: Reducing Technical Debt

Developing with the future in mind may take additional time in the present, but it can save you a lot of time and money in the future.

Exploratory Testing – It’s a Team Event

As part of Civil War Week, HISTORYå¨ Digital is releasing an updated version of the award-winning The Civil War Today iPad app developed by Bottle Rocket.

Google VR: What Does Daydream Mean for Brands?

At Bottle Rocket, we occasionally take time to focus on exploring new technologies. We call these ÒHack WeeksÓ and they generally consist of small teams meeting for an hour or two each day to try out some new ideas.

Android Pay: What’s New (and What You Need to Know)

Discover more about the latest Android Pay news as we recap Google's latest Android Pay event in San Fransisco.

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