Military App For IPad Is Kind Of Like A Real-Life Starcraft

Posted: Oct 28 2010, 5:21am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 29 2010, 11:14pm CDT, in News | Apple

 
Military App For iPad Is Kind Of Like A Real-Life Starcraft
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Here's a new app for the iPad that looks like a typical RTS game but is actually anything but. Apparently RTS developers know what they're doing because this sophisticated military simulation designed for use in actual real-life combat situations, has the same kind of interface that gamers have grown to be familiar with for years.

A new iPad app designed to work for real-life military operations looks a lot like a video game, but uses GPS data and other systems to track troops on the ground of a live battlefield.

It's called SoldierEyes and has been developed by a company called Textron Systems. The app can track both friendly and enemy troops on the ground, send data to military bases through secure cloud servers, and let other troops know what's in the area.

The SoldierEyes app is just one of many that have been submitted through the iTunes App Store and Android Market after the US government called for independent, non-contract developers to see what kind of military app concepts they could come up with.

Still no word on an app which will allow military commanders to instantly build massive defense towers and upgrade their troops' weapons.

Via Wired

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