The wait is nearly over! The 2012 Olympics are coming to London and the whole country will be filled with excitement and support for Great Britain. Whilst you’re enjoying the Olympics in the UK, why not take advantage of these fantastic Olympic apps for your smartphone that will keep you up to date of the latest news. We’ve even thrown in the best apps to get to the London 2012 venues!
Official London 2012 Join In app
Where better to start our best Olympic apps list than the official Olympic Games app. Download the Join In app to help you plan and enjoy the Olympic games experience. This is a free app that is brings you up to date results. It allows you to plan your Olympic experience, with information on the torch relay, plus opening and closing ceremonies. You can also find out about city specific celebrations across the UK, so this app is your one stop guide to any information you need.
Like this Olympic app? Download Join In and get involved in the Olympic festivities today!
When you’re trying to find your way around London amongst the hustle and bustle, this free London Underground app will help you on your route planning. You can have quick access to the TFL underground map with just a tap, as well as live service information, so you know which routes to avoid and which will be quicker for you. This is a must have Olympic games app if you’re unfamiliar to the city.
Like this London 2012 app? Download the London Underground from Google Play
If you like to keep up to date with sports news on the BBC, then be sure to get BBC Sport’s Olympics app. This free app is exclusive to the BBC in the UK and you can watch up to 24 streams of live Olympics action and catch up with highlights from the games. You’ll also have the benefit of live text commentaries from the BBC and the app is split into pages, so there’s a page for every sport, every country that’s competing and a page for every Olympic athlete taking part. If you like to be in the know, then this app is highly recommended. If you prefer football, we also have a guide to best Football apps for keeping score.
Like this London 2012 app? Download BBC Olympics from the iOS App Store
Samsung: Take Part 2012
For the gaming fans out there, Samsung’s own Olympic Games app allows you to play high quality 3D and augmented reality games from your smartphone. The app is so much fun as you sprint, jump hurdles, swim, as well as archery and penalty kicks. You can even play with your friends and take a tour of the Olympic games venues. Overall this is a fun app and has been produced by Samsung especially for the 2012 Olympics.
Like this London 2012 app? Download Take Part 2012 from Google Play
With so much sporting action to inspire you at London 2012, the games might just motivate you into taking up your own bout of physical activity to feel like an Olympian! The last in our Olympic apps guide, Runkeeper, is a great app to use for measuring and improving your fitness. The app uses GPS to track your fitness activities including time, pace, distance, calories and heart rate. This is great if you want to track how well you’re doing in your new fitness regime – you could become inspired by all the Olympic sports this summer! If this interests you, check out our best apps for improving health and fitness.
Like this London 2012 app? Download Runkeeper from Google Play
There’s a range of apps available on various operating systems for you to download an enjoy during the Olympic season, so take a look at our recommended ones and let us know of any more you discover.
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