5 free Android apps for keeping up with the 2012 Summer Olympics
To commemorate the Olympics that kicked off tonight in London, we wanted to share a few apps to help you keep up with the country of your choice.
London 2012 Join In
If you happen to be at the Olympics and need a guide, then this is the right app for you. The event coordinators put Join In together to help you get to and from all of the activities in Olympic park, London and all over the U.K. This app allows you to do anything that you might need, from creating your own event itinerary, to sharing your location, and even getting information about facilities around you.
This app’s name speaks for itself and it does just what you think it might do. Medals allows you to set your home country and have push notification sent to you each time your country wins. They also provide times and dates for all final events. Pretty sweet for those of you like me, who would rather die than miss the big pole vaulting finale.
London 2012 Olympics Results
Like Medals, this app gives you some of the same news but results in real-time. Not only can you follow your country, but you can also follow a specific athlete and tailor the content to your liking. As an added bonus, you can also compare the athletes that you are following against others.
NBC Olympics Live Extra
The official TV station that covers the Olympics has an app, giving you all the extra content that you might feel like you are missing. In fact, they have 3,500 hours of TV with alternate angles, replays and simulcasting of the programming across all the NBCUni channels. NBC is also giving you the option to follow specific sports and get notified of start times.
London 2012 Calendar
You want to know when an event is going to be taking place? Then this simple yet effective app can help you find it. Find events chronologically or by event, and check out record holder information, too.
After picking up these apps, you shouldn’t miss a thing from this year’s big event. Let us know which events have your attention and which countries you’ll be rooting for in the thread below.