Tuesday, July 31, 2012

10 Great Apps for the London 2012 Olympics to Make You Bask in the Glory of Summer Olympics

Watch 2012 London Olympic Games
The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games has been lasting for 3 days. Athletes from different NOCs have devoted their excellent performance in the Games. Many people may feel somewhat disappointed as they couldn’t attend the scene, but have to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games through TV or the internet. In fact, you can still fully enjoy the London 2012 Olympics even though you couldn’t be in London or in front of the TV. Starting on July 27, just keep a phone or tablet near you, by making use of some wonderful apps designed for this Olympic Games live show, you can freely take your focus on the Games, follow your favorite athlete, get quick results, socially network about the Olympics, play games, or even look up rules for obscure sports. That is the topic of this post - apps which are designed for both iOS and Android to help you enjoy London 2012 Olympic Games freely.

NBC Olympics Live Extra: The NBC Olympics Live Extra app will be the best and only way besides TV coverage to watch every London Olympics event live and for free. You’ll be able to watch simulcasts of all the Olympics programming on NBC’s cable channels.
Watch 2012 London Olympic Games

London 2012 Join In: The official Join In app for the Olympic Games is useful whether you have tickets to any of the events or are watching from home. This mobile guide app has complete list about the Games arrangement, with maps and directions for all venues. It also provides live updates including news photos, and a My Games option lets you create a personal schedule.

IntoNow: IntoNow is a free app that tells you exactly what TV show or movie you’re watching by listening in for a few seconds. You’ll be able to see a programming schedule for upcoming Olympics broadcasts, as well as medal counts, images, athlete bios, and more.

NBC Olympics: NBC Olympics helps you to check news, videos, and photo highlights from the games for every sport, as well as all the athletes from Team USA or other teams after setting the location.

London 2012 Official Mobile Game: This app is a mobile game from London 2012 official site. It provides nine Olympic sports, including hurdles, swimming, jumping, and archery. Some authentic 2012 Olympic venues are recreated in this official game, which has three modes: training, Olympic, and challenge. Although it's easy to play, the game can be tricky to get right.
Watch 2012 London Olympic Games

BBC Olympics: This app allows you to follow all the action from the games, complete with commentaries, news updates, and medal ceremonies. The BBC has the rights to stream content only in the United Kingdom (NBC has the rights to all Olympics coverage in the United States), so only UK users will be able to stream video with this app. It also has an international version, which features clips from the events and uses your location (your country) to personalize content to enhance your support of that team.

London 2012 Results: The official Results app for the London games does not have live streaming video, but live results and updates, as well as medal tables and athlete profiles.

2012 Team USA Road to London: You can use this app to support USA team at the Olympic Games. It provides daily updates of who is making the team, and all athlete bios. You can explore photos and videos of the athletes, and cheer them on via Facebook and Twitter. Other nations with free team apps for both Android and iOS include Austria, Ireland, South Korea, Netherlands, and Slovenia.

Reuters Olympics London 2012: The Reuters Olympics London 2012 app is terrific if you’re looking for great Olympics photography. Featuring a steady stream of high-resolution images from London, the app also will offer access to Reuters editorial content, medal tables, event schedules, game results, and social media. This app is only available for iOS.

Ban.jo: Ban.jo will let you hear from fans from London. You can either navigate to London in the app or use Ban.jo’s new “trending places” feature to peruse tweets, status updates, photos, and any other social media from users who are inside the games’ venues.

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