The London 2012 Olympics kicks off in a few hours from now.
If you’re not able to catch the action live on the television, then you may want to check out the apps that are available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store to keep up-to-date with the latest action live across the sports events over the next two weeks.
NBC Olympics Live Extra:
NBC will be broadcasting the London 2012 Olympics live in the U.S. and they’ve released NBC Olympics Live Extra app for iPhone and iPad that allows subscribers to watch the coverage live on their iPhone or iPad.
The app also allows you to set reminders for the live events so that you won’t miss out on them. The video content is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories.
In addition to NBC Olympics Live Extra app, NBC has also released an app called NBC Olympics, which will serve up highlights, real-time results, schedules, medal counts, and “second screen experience” like trivia and Olympics-specific social media feeds.
If you’re in the UK, then you can download the BBC app to watch the coverage live on their iPhone.
The app offers up to 24 live video streams. You can catch live commentary of the events, video highlights of the action, medals table, detailed schedule and results for every event.
You don’t need a subscription to watch the live streaming but need to be based in the UK.
Download link: BBC Olympics (Free)
London 2012: Official Results App for the Olympics and Paralympics Games:
This is one of the official apps for London 2012 Olympics. The universal app provides all the latest news, schedules and results to keep up-to-date with the latest action live over the next two weeks (25 July to 12 August 2012). It also provides calendar schedule, details of sports, medal tables and athlete profiles.
The app allows you to follow your country and set up push notifications for medal alerts, daily summary and daily medal summary.
You can also check out the which sporting events are taking place on a given day and set reminders so that you don’t miss them.
Download link: London 2012: Official Results App for the Olypics and Paralympics Games (Free)
London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olympics and Paralympics Games:
If you’re one of the lucky ones to be attending the London 2012 Olympics then you must download this companion app.
You can use the app to plan the best route to the competition venues. It also provides seat maps for the Olympic Park and 20+ venues.
The app brings full and up-to-date event listings for thousands of activities (not just the sport events) across London and the UK, so you can find out what’s happening near you.
Download Link: London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olypics and Paralympics Games (Free)