Our favorite apps specifically for the London 2012 Olympics.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 1st, 2012
ow that the Summer Olympics are in full swing, you're probably either addicted or apathetic. If you're the former, we've got a full list of apps you'll love to keep up with your favorite athletes and events. Check these out.
For a broad overview, download London 2012: Official London 2012 Join In App. It's got a long name, but it's simply a mobile guide to help you plan your Olympics viewing experience. You can also share what you'll be watching on your social networks. From the events to cultural celebrations across the UK, this app will tell you what's happening, when, and where.
If you're more interested in just following along with the different events' results, check out the appropriately-named Official London 2012 Results app. This one provides you with the latest news, photos, and of course, results from the games. This one also includes athlete profiles and medal tables, and users can follow specific countries and tailor their notifications as such.
But, if you really want in on the action, download the Official London 2012 mobile game. It features nine different Olympic games, like hurdles, swimming, and archery as well as others, and lets users design, train, and improve their athlete. There are three modes, as well: training, Olympic, and challenge mode. Another game app similar to this one, but with 11 more for a total of 20 events, is Summer Games 3D Lite. Go for the gold!
NBC's app features clips from the Beijing games, which are just as un-live as the one's they're streaming from the current games.
If you feel like banging your head against a wall, we recommend the NBC Olympics Life Extra app. NBC has caught a lot of flack this time around for not showing live events but passing them off as live, as though no one will notice. This one also comes preloaded with nostalgic recaps from the Beijing games, which are decidedly just as un-live as the current 2012 ones.
For great photography and epic shots, follow Reuters Olympics London 2012. This app shows off the latest and best photos and moments documented by award-winning photographers.
An app with a little more corporate sponsorship that makes almost no sense to us is Coca-Cola's Olympic Global Beat, an app/game that allows users to create music and share it on social networks. We're not entirely sure what this has to do with London 2012, but Coca-Cola said so, so we have to believe it.