UK Government Spends Thousands On iPhone Apps

The UK Government has spent tens of thousands of pounds on developing applications for Apple's iPhone, the BBC has reported.

The BBC report said that the details, made available under under the Freedom of Information Act, indicated that the government has spent between £10,000 to £40,000 per application developed.

The specific details of the applications have not been revealed by the government for security.

The new UK coalition government has recently announced that it will be reviewing 820 government websites as a part of its money saving initiative.

According to a report released by the Central Office for Information, the previous government had spent £94 million in website development and other costs in 2009-2010.

The BBC also reports that £32 million was spent on web staff during the same period.

In a statement to the BBC, a government spokesperson said: “The government recently announced a freeze on all marketing and advertising spend for this year and this includes iPhone applications.”