The Army launched its own Apps Marketplace. It’s a prototype for now, with just 12 mobiletraining apps.
“The Apps Marketplace is at the center of Army efforts to radically reduce the time to deliver applications across the force,” said Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, the chief information officer.
The goal is to give people a platform for developing programs soldiers can use on-the-go. The Army wants to eventually open development to members of the military and third-parties. Anything developed for the marketplace, though, would have to comply with policies for the Army network’s Common Operating Environment.
Army training schools in the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps initiative developed the apps.
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