The U.S. Army seems serious in its effort to create an armory of apps, pressing ahead with its vision of battle-ready smartphones laden with useful combat programs. If successful, it could transform the battlefield environment. The five winners of last year's Apps for the Army contest—A4A—came from internal Army early adopters and innovators. The next A4A, slated for launch next year, will include the public and industry. In some ways, what Army thinkers are pursuing here is quite ...


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