The London 2012 Olympics is already in full swing. And a few medals already been handed out, keeping track of everything shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. With numerous amounts of apps available for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile, some of which are actually scam apps seeking to steal your money, deciding which apps to download isn’t always easy. Here’s a look at the top Olympics 2012 apps available for download:
1. London 2012 Results
This is simply a must-have. This is the official London 2012 Results app, and lets you keep tabs on all results by category, day, etc.
2. London 2012 Join In
If you’re one of the lucky travellers to London for the Olympics, then this app will provide some assistance as the official visitor’s guide app. This app was developed along with the event organisers and provide a handy way to navigate the activities in the Olympic Park, in London, and some other sites you wish to visit around GB. The app also allows you to share your locations with friends, build your own schedule around any events (with alerts and maps), as well as catch up on all the news, updates and images of the day.
3. London 2012 Official Mobile Game
The Official London 2012 mobile game lets you compete in 9 Olympic events, which includes the 100m dash, 110m hurdles, triple jump amongst others. So if you’re tired of just watching, let your fingers compete at the Olympic Games.
4. London 2012 Calendar
An Olympic Calendar initially for London 2012 and then 2014 and on to 2016. It includes all Events, chronologically listed. Available on the Android Play Store.
5. Chrome Scheduler
Although not a mobile app, this is still a worthwhile plugin to have for your Chrome Browser. This extension gives users a way to organize the Games so they can pick it up on their laptops or tablets. The extension works the same as if you’re creating a playlist, except for Olympic sporting events.
6. BBC Olympics
This app provides all the updates and news surrounding the 2012 Games. Furthermore, BBC Olympics also provides live and on-demand streaming to all those in the U.K. via 3G or Wi-Fi (Flash required). Each of the sporting events, countries and athletes have their own dedicated page and are placed into a full schedule for you to follow. And if you missed any of the live action, you can simply switch to the highlight reel.
7. Samsung London 2012 Predictor
Samsung’s involvement with the Olympics is unprecedented already, having handed a Samsung Galaxy SIII to each of the participants, which can be used as an access key to their hotels, remotes for their Air-cons, TV, and the likes. Samsung, however, hasn’t stopped there, developing an app of its own for the games. The Samsung London 2012 Predictor works alongside your Facebook account and allows you to play along against friends, predicting who’ll win gold, silver and bronze in specific events.
You can always follow the action on the Official London 2012 Facebook Page.