Army cellphone apps enhance warfare and help save soldiers’ lives

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The U.S. Army announced today a competition to create useful smartphone and Web applications aimed at making the military more efficient, enhancing “warfighting effectiveness,” and perhaps save soldiers’ lives.

Called “Apps for the Army,” or A4A, the challenge is only open to soldiers and Department of the Army civilians.

“We have a lot of capable soldiers and civilians in the Army that probably could build apps much like you do with the iPhone,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson at a teleconference today.

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