You’re all likely familiar with many of Apple’s apps, such as Pages, Numbers, and iMovie. But did you know there are a group of iOS apps that Apple reserves strictly for use by their employees?
BusinessInsider (via Cult of Mac) has put together a list of all the known apps that only Apple employees get to install on their devices. These include:
- AppleConnect, an employee-only service that lets Apple employees sign into other apps and services.
- The Daily Download, a newspaper for Apple Employees, filled with the latest company news.
- GKTank, an app built to demonstrate the abilities of the GameKit dev tool.
- Inferno, an app that runs an iPhone’s hardware through a series of checks, shutting down if the internals reach a critical temperature.
- MobileGenius, which allows Apple employees to check customer info and log tests on broken devices.
- MobileRadar, Apple’s internal bug tracker.
- Operator, the dashboard for testing the component and sensors in iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
- Receipts, Apple’s in-house expensing app.
- Redzone Mobile, used by Apple Store managers to compare their performance with other retail locations and previous years.
- Switchboard, the employee-only App Store.
- TouchFighter, an experimental game developed by Apple employees to test the iPhone accelerometer.
- Unibox, an app that sends notifications from Apple to employees’ phones, and also serves as a corporate voicemail client.
OK, most of these we probably wouldn’t have any real use for, but I’m betting I’m not alone in wanting to try out GKTank, TouchFighter, and especially The Daily Download.