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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Olympic LBS Apps - Are they Worthy of the Gold?

The iLondon 2012 app delivers updated medal standings, event news and a list of venues with directions to them.

 

iLondon 2012 Apple iTunes

2012 Summer Games London Offline is a helpful app that won’t bust your budget. The iPhone and iPad app fromTidels opens with a countdown to the Olympics. From here, you can use the app to learn about a variety of different sports and find out where and when they are happening and as well as how many athletes are taking part. Additionally, you can study up on the different venues, including the new Olympic Stadium.

And as the name suggests, it works offline suggesting to me you are loading static data onto your device. The review suggests the app is sluggish and incomplete.

- MacWorld

London 2012: Official Join In App (iOS/Android/Blackberry)

The second of the two official London 2012 apps, this one is far more feature rich than the Official Results app. This is app is designed with the intention to help people who are actually in London to enrich their spectator experience, featuring detailed and interactive maps of all the event venues and trip planning tools.

It's available free on iOSAndroidBlackBerry
 
by Adena Schutzberg on 08/01 at 03:50 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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