25 best Olympics apps
These apps come with the Olympic seal of approval – perfect for getting around the Games and getting the latest info.
London 2012 Join In
£Free (App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry App World)
This Swiss army knife of Olympic apps lets you see what's on and where, before offering advise for different routes to ensure your journey goes smoothly. Trying to meet your friends among the hordes of sport fanatics? No problem, just share a pin with your current location on a shared map and they'll spot you in no time. With interactive and searchable maps of all the venues, it'll be a valuable companion during those much-needed toilet breaks.
Official London 2012 Results
£Free (App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry App World, Windows Phone Marketplace)
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this official results app will beam the latest news, fixtures and results to your phone ensuring that you don’t miss a single hop, skip, jump or vault throughout the entire games. You'll even get medal tables to see which country's currently on top as well as athlete profiles to see how they stack up against each other.
London 2012 Olympic Games Official Programme
£Free + £10 (App Store)
This portal to London 2012's official programmes will let keen spectators pore over a daily 68-page programme – from Stuff.tv's publisher Haymarket – jam-packed with interviews and previews as well as providing a unique insight into the games themselves (£50 subscription bundle). A 190-page Official Programme (£10) with interviews introductory letters from Her Majesty, David Cameron and Mayor Boris Johnson make this ideal app for the Olympic-obsessed gadgeteers and sports fanatics alike.
Official London 2012 Mobile Game
69p, (Google Play, App Store)
Surely an officially-sanctioned Olympics game can’t be any fun? Can it? Well, maybe its nine Olympic events (track and field, swimming, kayak, shooting and archery) are diverting enough, but your 69p also buys you exclusive access to authentic London 2012 venues. Only virtually, of course – 69p wouldn’t cover a portion of the official chip vendor’s famous fries.