The U.S. Army has launched a custom mobile app marketplace to deliver handset and tablet applications through the web to military personnel who have access to iOS devices, according to “AppleInsider” (

The Army Software Marketplace prototype currently features 12 mobile training applications, available for download on iOS devices only, that are the direct result of the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps (CSDA) initiative, the article adds. Army CSDA Director Brig. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr. said that the marketplace is an information delivery tool designed to distribute training material to soldiers at “the point of learning.”

When the marketplace leaves the prototype phase and becomes a fully functioning product, it will be able to deliver web-based downloadable apps that can be used in the Army’s Common Operating Environment on the Army network, says “AppleInsider.”