The arm ed U.S. has officially announced the launch of its first prototype application store for mobile phones, called US Army Marketplace. It currently contains a dozen training applications, available on iOS and Android . Applications are currently public and reserved at first to IOS.
Eventually, the U.S. military wants to develop applications not limited to the training of soldiers, but offer also applications for use in combat, as the prototype to follow the de investments of Allied troops in real time.
But the project for now stumbles on a strong constraint: the U.S. military considers that no mobile commerce is secure enough for military use. Easy to spy , mobile phones send and receive signals easily identifiable with a relatively unsophisticated equipment.