events. ideas. points of view.

Check out the latest and greatest happenings around the rocket. We’ll do our best to keep you informed on all things new and now.

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.

Google I/O 2018 Rocketeer Recap  – Day 3

For the final day of Google I/O, we wanted to take a moment and share a few favorite updates and pieces of technology that our developers saw during their final day of Google I/O.

Google I/O 2018 Rocketeer Recap – Day 2: A Day for Developers

While a lot of these might not be as flashy as an AI that makes phone calls, there's no shortage of new and/or updated tools for developers to leverage in the coming year. Here's what caught the attention of our Rocketeers during the second day of Google's annual developer conference.

Google I/O 2018 Rocketeer Recap – Day 1

Google's goal this year seems to be quality-of-life updates - both for developers and for the people who will ultimately use the products and services created by developers. Since Google is leaning heavily on Machine Learning (ML) to accomplish this goal, talk of ML and AI permeated the entire conference.

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.

Engineering Jedi: Dots, New in Android O

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

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...

Google I/O 2017 Predictions

There is a killer feature coming in iOS 12. It could change how users interact with your app forever - for better if you adopt it, for worse if you don't. Spoiler alert: it's not the memojies.

MWC Barcelona 2017: Jamon, Chaos, and Mobility

Couldn't make it to MWC Barcelona? We can catch you up with the first-person experience of Director of Strategy and Design (EMEA), Greg Flory.

Understand Mobile and Web Testing with Bottle Rocket QA

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

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.

Why Brands Should Optimize for Google Assistant

Google Assistant will rely on what it knows about you, your products / services, and relevance to an immediate need. Find out how to prepare.

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.

Bottle Rocket is Now a Google Certified Agency

We are excited to announce our inclusion in Google's new Certified Agency program. Learn about the program and what it means for our clients.

Bottle Rocket Hosts First Ever QA Bootcamp

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

Google I/O 2016 Recap

Bottle Rocket is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Brand Experiences & Growth Strategies team, Cydney Raisch. Read the latest news here.

    Want More? Check Out Our Recent Videos

    Keywords

    See all

    Most Recent Posts