The U.S. Army proposed an app store a while ago now, but it has now become quite real. The U.S. Army over the weekend announced the prototype of the Army Software Marketplace, a web-based app store that currently only features twelve different training apps that have been approved for Army-wide use.
At first, they are just iOS apps, but the Army have promised that it will soon sport apps for Android-based devices, too. The 12 apps that currently reside on the web-based app store will definitely grow, and the Army have noted that the prototype is just:
a first step in establishing and exercising new submission and approval processes that will eventually enable Army members, organizations and third-party developers to release applications for Army-wide distribution.