25 best Olympics apps
Want to capture some sporting action on your mobile? These apps will turn you into a camera wizard.
£Free (App Store)
Vyclone was made for huge events like the Olympics – it’s a collaborative video app that gives you access to other people’s footage of the same event. Vyclone does the hard work of syncing and editing everyone’s clips together, though – or you can tweak the different angles into a short sports montage yourself.
8mm Vintage Camera
£1.19 (App Store)
If you consider yourself hip, as a regular Hipstamatic user, and want those classy, age-tinted snaps to be accompanied by videos, 8mm Vintage Camera is for you. The less versatile, more budget Super 8 (59p, App Store) is another option for the more fiscally restricted.
Adobe Photoshop Touch
£7 (App Store)
At £643 less than the desktop version, Adobe Photoshop Touch crams in an amazing number of features. With layer support and a bunch of editing tools you can even make complicated hair masks straight from snaps using the iPad’s camera.
£1.99 (App Store)
Turn your iPhone into a pro video camera with FiLMiC Pro’s myriad features. With the ability to control focus and exposure separately, lockable options, selectable frame rates, white balance lock, colour bars and even a slate, there’s no excuse for anything but Chris Nolan quality shots.
£Free (App Store)
Unless you have a medical cupboard full of diazepam, holding your hands still enough to stop all wobble while filming on an iPhone is near impossible. Well, it was – but using the free Luma app you can enjoy real-time video stabilisation with rolling shutter correction. Buttery smooth.
Fast Burst Camera
£3.45 (Google Play)
If action shots are your thing then Fast Burst Camera’s aptly named effort should please you with a staggering 30 photos per second. Just press and hold shoot, and with zero shutter lag, you’ve got yourself the makings of a time-lapse video instantly. There’s also a Lite version for free which manages the same rate.