It was only a matter of time - a "military grade" iPhone application targeted at adventure travellers, hikers and campers, is being touted as one of the tools used to trace Osama bin Laden.
Tactical NAV claims it has sources which suggest its iPhone app may have been used during the so-called Geronimo mission by US Navy Seals at the weekend to locate al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The perhaps unbelievable claim comes as the world continues to scrutinise the minutiae of last weekend's mission - a late-night raid on a compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan which eventually saw bin Laden shot and killed by US forces.
Tactical NAV says the design and functionality of the app is "on a par with many of the GPS devices used by US soldiers", including a military-quality GPS navigation system, compass, location and waypoint sharing tools and camera mode with "heads-up data displays".
"Track your route or save waypoints so you can retrace your steps, easily find your way back to your vehicle or campsite and never worry about getting lost again," Tactical NAV says in a description on iTunes.
US Army captain Jonathan Springer, a battalion fire support officer with the 101st Airborne Division and creator of the app during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, says:
"I have no way to confirm or deny if Tactical NAV was used during this mission - but, I am extremely happy and proud to say that the hard work of our armed forces has finally paid off."
Amazing to think that the US military, with its multi-billion dollar budget and probably using some of the most advanced technology on the planet, may have put part of the strategy behind the mission in the hands of an app that can be downloaded from the Apple Appstore for $5.99.