This is the third time that London has hosted the Olympic Games and it promises to be the greatest event yet. With over 200 nations taking part in over 300 events, the Olympic Games will attract thousands of visitors to the UK capital and millions more will watch the action on television.
London Olympics Logo — Photo courtesy of Nigel Chadwick
If you are visiting London for the games or you just want to keep up with all of the sporting goodness on offer, we have some great Olympics apps for you.
Official London 2012 Join In App
Our first choice is the official Join In app available for Android and iOS. You’ll find all of the events listed in here and that includes the latest news on free events, cultural events and live screenings across the UK. There’s a great spectator guide, lots of detailed maps and all sorts of other handy info for Olympics fans whether you are visiting London or are further afield. This official app is also completely free.
London Olympics 2012
This Android app is ideal for visitors. The simple presentation makes it easy to use, and it combines traffic and weather details with directions to venues and a calendar of Olympic events. You’ll even find tips for accommodation and eating out. If you want one app to handle your entire London 2012 Olympic visit, then this is worth considering. It costs $1.95.
2012 Team USA Road To London
If you want to cheer on the USA to medal success in London, then you need this iOS app. This is the official app for Team USA, and it will bring you the latest news on how your favorite American athletes are performing. You can access bios, photos, videos and even leave personal messages for athletes. This app is free.
Best of Britain
This app is brought to you by the British national tourism agency Visit Britain in partnership with Samsung. It is packed with fantastic places to visit on your trip to Britain. You’ll find useful information and directions to discover worthwhile attractions. You’ll also find some exclusive content added for the London 2012 Olympic Games, including David Beckham’s top ten recommendations for places to visit in the UK. This free Android app can be downloaded by anyone with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet.