London Olympics 2012 is round the corner and everyone is expecting to get the latest updates about the results. London Olympics 2012 will be first Olympics which is social media friendly. London Olympics is already available on the Facebook and Twitter. Fortunately, Smartphone users need not to into the Facebook or Twitter account to get latest results, installing app will facilitate in getting live updates. On the web there are various useless app which have many problems in them. The two most interesting and useful apps will be discussed here.
The first app is the London 2012 Join In app. This free app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry devices and Windows phone 7. This app not only shows real-time updates but also helps you to plan, and share the experience with others. From the Olympic Torch Relay to the Paralympics and to the closing ceremony all the information’s are provided by this app. Not only this other information’s such as places to visit, and other activities you can pursue when you are not enjoying the games. This app is very easy to use and helps you find the Olympic Park from where you are present. Filled with lots of helpful features such as searchable maps, views and the best possible way to get to the venue make this app very useful. You can also set remainders, find friends and set up alert on the personal schedule of yours. London 2012 Join In is an official app which works very fine on various devices. It faced little problem on the Android 2.2 but other than that this app is a must for very London Games enthusiasts.
The second app is the London_2012; there is an underscore in the name which needs to be specified while searching it on the store. This app is not that extensive as the earlier app but it shows videos of the games played in London Olympics 2012. Extra information’s such as the maps, date and time of various events, or latest updates is missing from this app. The sole purpose of this app is to show videos. Filtering is provided to specify the games you want to see. This app currently has lots of videos which are trailers or specified as coming soon. The real work of this app will start when the London Olympics 2012 starts. Using this app you can get live videos of the games currently being played. A chat room is also provided to share your thoughts about the games and discuss it with the other users. To share the videos with yours friends on the Facebook and Twitter you can press a single button on the app to do it. Many of us will agree that this app is not as extensive like the London 2012 Join In app but its not that bad. The latest version of the app is 1.1 and is of size 3.5MB only. This app is only available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users and requires iOS 5.0 or higher.