The US Army summed up the results of the
Apps for the Army (A4A) contest, in which the best programs were selected that were suitable for installation on soldiers' smartphones. The competition was held in five categories: access to information, tracking of coordinates, training of soldiers, actions during a battle, and others.
As a result, the jury determined the list of 25 winners
: three in each category and ten more, awarded special mention. Of these, 11 programs were created on the Android platform, 8 for the iPhone, 1 for the BlackBerry, and the rest are web applications. Each US Army soldier can install them for free by logging in with his smart card on the website of army software utilities storefront.mil/army
Among the five winners are exclusively programs for Android and iOS. Perhaps these ideas can be used to develop similar programs for the Russian army.The Physical Training Program
(iOS) helps soldiers develop their own physical training plans that will fit into the Army Standard of Physical Readiness Training. The utility contains templates for plans and exercise videos. The developer is the Army Communications Center in Fort Gordon, GA.
Telehealth Mood Tracker
(Android / iOS) is a program for self-monitoring of your mental state over the course of days, weeks and months using a rating scale of visual analogies. A soldier can monitor and control his behavior, taking into account the development of certain mental states. The developer is the National Center for Remote Monitoring of Health and Technology, Lewis-McCord Base, Washington.Disaster Relief
(Android) allows you to create and edit maps on Google Earth and Google Maps, which are needed for the organized collaboration of many units during civil and humanitarian operations. The system can work most of the mobile and handheld devices, including PDAs and smartphones. Developer - Engineering and Research Center, Alexandria, Virginia.Movement Projection
(Android) is a navigation program that allows a soldier to map various interferences and threats, as well as stops, points of the beginning and end of the route, and then calculates the best and fastest route. Developer - Engineering and Research Center, Alexandria, Virginia.New Recruit
(Android) provides all the necessary information for potential recruits: a directory of army ranks and insignia, a wartime news feed, an army physical readiness calculator, and a Body Mass Index calculator. The developer is the Center for Arms Research, Development and Production, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.