Bottle Rocket is Now a Google Certified Agency

| September 7, 2016

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The Google Developers Certified Agency Program is an exclusive list of well established companies with a great history of work on the Android mobile platform. While Google does have other developer programs, such as the Google Developer Group and Launchpad, the Agency Program is something entirely different. The Google Developer Group works with communities all over the world to support local developers and provides them the resources they need to learn and grow together. Launchpad is focused on providing startups and new businesses the resources they need to get up and running. The Agency Program is a list of companies all over the world that have shown their ability to create great applications, provide excellent service for their clients, and much more. Previous developer groups were generally open to any developer, but the Agency Program is open only to those that Google accepts into it.

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4 Top Technology Trends That Will Dominate in 2022

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Technology trends have seen a dramatic change over the past decade. They have changed the way we live and will remain in the same state for the years to come. But, discovering the future is like going down the rabbit hole. And, when it’s about future technology innovations, it's even more challenging. Yes, there are many reports on top technology trends of the future. However, most of them fail to cover the compelling challenges faced by the technology industry. Although they present right-minded observations of the future of top technical trends, they are not enough. To address the loopholes, here’s a matter of fact about the four top technology trends in 2022. This report on top technology trends focuses on far-reaching innovations that will impact the technology landscape and actually make a difference for businesses, entrepreneurs, data scientists, software professionals, and more. 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Being said, digitization isn’t just something to learn about, but it is the need of an hour! To clarify the future, one must reflect on the past first. The same applies to the top technology trends in 2022. The world has seen how the Internet of Things (IoT) reshaped Volksvagon’s car-sharing services, how augmented reality made IKEA the most prominent furniture company in the world, and how Capital One, An American credit card giant, amplified its revenue by making all its applications and systems cloud-based. Based on such factors, it’s now time to analyze the best digital technology trends that will dominate in 2022 and over the next few years. So, without further ado, let's dive right into it! Cloud Services As a business, you want to save your valuable time and manpower in local database management and maintenance. At the same time, it is critical to keep cyberattacks and data leakages at bay. 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