Military personnel serving overseas can record a bedtime story and send it to their children for free thanks to an iPhone app called A Story Before Bed. The program offers 100,000 free recordings to help troops connect with loved ones back home.
The Apps4Africa competition hosted by the U.S. State Department challenged innovators in Africa to find 21st century solutions to everyday issues, and a panel of judges recently selected the winning apps.
Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $6 million cooperative agreement for administration and management of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency App Store as part of the Transformative Apps Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
With $30,000 up for grabs and more than 50 entries, the U.S. Army's app-development challenge will be a fight to the finish when the winners are announced next week at the LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Deployed forces can increase their knowledge of the language and culture in Iraq and Afghanistan with the click of a button, according to Vcom3D, the developer of the iPhone app Vcommunicator Mobile Language & Culture.