US Navy Seals Located Bin Laden With An iPhone App

Tactical Nav is the iPhone app strongly rumored to have helped the US Navy Seals locate Bin Laden last week. Tactical Nav assists military personnel with mapping, plotting and photographing of waypoints on the battlefield by predominately using the Military Grid Reference (MGRS).  The application itself was created by Army Capt. Jonathan Springer while he was deployed to Afghanistan,


This app is ideal for active duty & retired military personnel, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure travelers, hikers, hunters, and for those who are into Geocaching.  Tactical NAV™ takes route tracking, location identification & communication, and waypoint plotting to the next level. This is the same type of location information as seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops™ and is currently used by the U.S. Military and NATO Armed Forces worldwide.

During an interview with website Appdebate, Jonathan Springer said ‘I have no way to confirm or deny if Tactical NAV was used during the mission – but, I am extremely proud to say that the hard work of our Armed Forces has finally paid off’.

This app retails for $5.99 in the Apple App Store and you can download it here.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

One Comment

  • Katie

    Wow. Being an Army wife, I have to say that’s cool if that’s true. Bravo to the SEALS for getting Bin Laden – now let’s get the rest of em’!