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U.S. Army launches app marketplace, probably won't feature Angry Birds or Instagram

U.S. Army launches app marketplace prototype, iOS is up first, Android is coming soon

| Software News | Posted: Mar 26, 2012 10:14 am

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.

 

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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.

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Engadget.com

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