China’s defence ministry releases iPhone app

August 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China’s defence ministry has launched its official iPhone app which will allow users to track the activities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a media report said.

China Daily reported that the ministry launched the first application on the Apple Store and it will allow users to track what the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is doing.

The application is a newsreader and it gives the latest information, pictures and videos for smartphone users.

It is based on a mobile operating system that supports Apple devices like the iPhone.

“Users will not only receive important information released on that day by the ministry, but also comprehensive coverage of key military issues, as well as breaking news from the PLA Daily,” the ministry said.

The growth in the iPhone market in the country increased by nearly 250 percent year-over-year during the first quarter of 2011, said the website,

China is now the second-largest iPhone app market in the world after the US.

Peng Guangqian, a military strategist, said the ministry’s app will help people know more about the country’s military development and eliminate misunderstandings caused by rumours.

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