Well, it is underway. The 2012 Summer Olympics, hosted by the city of London, has concluded its opening ceremonies and over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries are set to compete in 302 events in 26 different sports. That is certainly a great deal to keep track of – impossible, in fact, just a few years ago. Now it can be easily done from the convenience of smartphones, many of which can be purchased at great prices. Here are a few smart phone apps to help you follow all the action of the Olympic Games:
1. London 2012 Join In, London Organizing Committee
This app is for the fortunate few that will witness the Olympic events in person. Authorized by the official London Organizing Committee, “London 2012 Join In” is the perfect companion guide. Find out what is going on at any given time in the Olympic Park or the city of London in general; use the handy search and filter tools to discover the goings-on closest to you; share your location with friends; get live updates on the competition. The app also has seamless integration with Twitter and Facebook.
2. Medals 2012, eGaming Consulting
For the casual observer of the Olympics who mostly has a patriotic interest, there is Medals 2012. This simple app keeps track of how many bronze, silver and gold medals won by each country’s athletes. It also includes a schedule of all medal events and sends you push notifications of some of the lesser popular events that aren’t televised live, like fencing.
3. NBC Olympics Live Extra, NBC Universal
For the true Olympics enthusiast, this is possibly the most indispensable app. NBC will be shooting over 3,500 hours of Olympic competition footage: an impossible amount to televise. NBC thus created the Olympics Live Extra app, which allows fans to watch each and every event for free. It includes various viewing angle options, and has 1080p HD image quality for viewing on Apple’s iPad with retina display.
4. London 2012 Olympics Results, London Organizing Committee
The second official Olympics app, this one is made for those of us who will be following the events from home. Stay up to date with the latest news, view the schedule of events, and track the progress and results of events live. Also included is a catalogue of all athletes, complete with biographies, related news stories, and results of events they participate in. You can even favorite an athlete and get an up-to-the-minute feed of his or her performances. The app also makes it possible to track performances by country.
5. London 2012, TorqueSoft
A simple app that chronologically lists each and every sporting event at the Games. It also contains interesting record-holder information for each competition.
Author Bio: Sam Bade is a freelance writer. He is a tech enthusiast who likes to collect the latest tech gadgets. To help with this hobby, he is always looking for a TigerDirect and Newegg coupon code to save money.