Best apps for the iPhone: Olympics apps
Get all the latest news and stories out of London with these iPhone apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Get all the latest news and stories out of London with these iPhone apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics. These apps will help enhance your experience whether you are watching the games at home or are actually in London.
NBC Olympics Live Extra
You can watch all the live action from London right on your phone or tablet for free! The NBC Olympics Live Extra app featues live video streams and full replays of all 302 events across 32 sports. Now, you won't miss a minute of the action wherever you are. You just need a cable or satellite subscription to sync it up. For news, results, schedules, photos, video and more, also download the free NBA Olympics app.
2012 Team USA Road to London
If you only want the news about Team USA and don't care about what the athletes from the other countries are doing, snag the 2012 Team USA Road to London app. This app, provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee, provides daily updates, athlete bios, photo galleries, video clips and everything else you want to know about Team USA. Don't miss the "cheer" button that lets you send messages to the athletes via Facebook and Twitter.
London 2012 — Official Mobile Game
If you don't have enough addictive little games on your phone, here's another. The London 2012 — Official Mobile Game allows you to train and customize your athlete to compete in nine Olympic events on three game modes in eight different languages. This easy-to-play game is fun and challenging!
If you are actually in London for the Summer Games, we have apps for that too. Tagwhat will be your mobile tour guide, no matter where you are going. Learn about the history of buildings and landmarks, find the side street they photographed the cover of David Bowie’s "Ziggy Stardust" album, locate Princess Diana's previous bachelorette pad and much more. This app lets you visually discover everything about London (and the rest of the world), virtually explore locations and plan your trip. You can add your own content, tag what you love, send postcards to your friends and much more.
HipGeo is more than just another photo app. This app allows you to share your London experiences via its geo-aware technologies that automatically transform your photos and text into a creative narrative. The HipGeo app and website lets you watch your travels instantly unfold on maps and automatically creates virtual albums, which can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter and by links in emails and blogs. It's perfect for chronicling (or bragging about) all your antics and adventures while at the Summer Games.