Taking place in London this year, the Olympic Games is a chance for thousands of athletes from countries all over the world to come together and compete in various sporting events. Whether you are simply watching it at home on your TV or travelling to London to be there in person, we have selected a group of apps to help you join in this spectacular event.
London Underground Map - $1.52 for Android
Public transport is the simplest and quickest way to get around London, especially when large crowds come in for big events. This app of the London Underground system will allow you to travel with ease, with features such as maps and live information updates. To most the underground system is a maze of lines, names and colors, so put away that pesky map and have all the information you need to work your way around in the palm of your hand!
London Bus Map - $2.29 for Android
Want to travel and see the sites of London instead of being stuck below the city in a tunnel? The alternative to the underground is of course to take the bus! This app enables you to easily plan out your bus trip from A to B, and even includes a “get me home” feature which will give you 4 different options of how to return to your original starting point. It also incorporates landmarks of the city so you can pin-point them on your journey.
London City Guide - Free for Symbian
No room in your suitcase for numerous guidebooks? What could be better than travel information that fits in your pocket and doesn't take up any room? This app gives you recommendations on what to see and do, where to eat, shop and stay in the city, and is perfect for those of you who, as it is, have to sit on your suitcase to get it shut!
2012 Olympics Schedule - Free for Android
This app allows you to find out all the information on the Olympic events, right to your smartohone! The is also a feature which enables you to make a list of your favorite events so you can quickly jump to information about the events you most want to see.
Mini Olympics Game - $0.77 for Android
Take part in some of the Olympic events with this app, and control the players as if you yourself were on the track/field! The perfect app for those of you whowant to play along, but may not be quite the Olympic athlete just yet.