11/9/2011 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force Recruiting Service's first smartphone app, Make-it-Fly, hit the Apple app store recently.
This free app challenges users by allowing them to build and fly their own aircraft. To complete the series of nine mission objectives, users must choose from different fuselages, wings, engines and weapons to create the right plane for the job.
"This is the first app intended to inspire an association of science, technology, engineering and math disciplines with the Air Force," said Brig. Gen. Balan Ayyar, the AFRS commander. "Part of our recruiting strategy is viewing the social media realm as a recruiting space and developing applications, such as Make-it-Fly, that will play an increasingly important role in our efforts to connect with future Airmen."
Current AFRS initiatives, besides the smartphone app, include enhancing the interactive AIRFORCE.com website and equipping recruiters with high tech tools for processing applicants.
The Make-it-Fly mobile app is currently available for download from the Air Force's new mobile site or AIRFORCE.com, as well as the iTunes and Droid markets in early November.
(Courtesy of the Air Force Recruiting Service.)
11/11/2011 10:31:14 PM ET Does the Air Force have a smartphone mobile apps page like the Army, or is this the very first one on the official webpage?