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There are thousands of iPad applications listed in the App store under one of the ten different iPad/iPhone application categories shown below.

In the West Point iPad Mobile App Development Contest, applications can be designated to fit these categories or we can explore the creation of new ones, based on the suggestions of contestants.

 

Calculate / Utilities Apps – These apps can show you how much your mortgage payment will be, how to convert temperatures, how to calculate square footage, estimate your auto loan monthly payments, find international calling codes for each country and more. Mobile utility applications can make your life so much easier!

Entertainment Apps – If you have time to kill, you will find apps that update you with the latest celebrity gossip, show you how to play a variety of social games and watch silent films. Mobile Entertainment applications can keep you occupied for hours.

Games Apps – These are what make the iPad fun! Play Sudoku, shoot helicopters, jump over craters, or experience the world’s first story-driven drink mixing video game – you decide.

News Apps– Whether it's the latest environmental and green news, military headlines, or the latest news about Apple, this is the application category where you can get the news you want delivered in real time.

Productivity Apps – Want to track your spending and manage your bank accounts? Would you like to apply a personalized signature to use in your email? Maybe find the times and locations where you can donate blood? Be more productive using these mobile productivity applications.

Search Tool Apps – Need to do a reverse phone number lookup? Find country info like currency, international phone code and capital? Want to find a good cooking recipe? No problem using mobile search tool applications.

Social Networking Apps – Want to chat with users all over the world or share mobile videos? Perhaps you need a city guide that tells you what bars, restaurants and other fun things to check out in your city. If so, take a look at some of the social networking applications that are available.

Sports Apps – Want all the latest news from the NFL or NBA? Need to find all the public ping pong tables available worldwide? Or you just want to know how many calories you burned during your last workout. Mobile sports applications are for you.

Travel Apps – Find the best restaurants in Paris, learn the Mexico City bus network, download a London tourist guide that includes commentary. Mobile Travel applications are perfect if you are getting away.

Weather Apps – Receive your daily weather forecast via text or find out what the weather will be like over the next 4 days for any city. Mobile Weather Apps are convenient!