Best London 2012 Olympic apps
18th Apr 2012 | 12:30
Yes, the Olympics will be reaching the Midlands as well this summer. Users will be able to discover what Coventry has to offer during the games, as the city is set to host some of the football matches at the Ricoh Arena stadium and contains scheduling about the matches, transport links, places to visit and navigation.
Platform: iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian
This iPhone exclusive adds all you would expect from an Olympics application but also offers a video section, showing the different aspects of the games and information about all the venues that will be used during the games.
Platform: iPhone I Price: £0.69 I Download London 2012 iPhone app
Making full use of the unique tile system on Windows, 2012 Olympic News incorporates Facebook and Twitter into the app as well as a whole host of news outlets to make sure you stay up to date with all the latest Olympics news.
Platform: Windows Phone 7 I Price: Free I Download 2012 Olympic News Windows Phone 7 app
Buses will play a vital role in getting people to and from the games. This clever app lets you track your bus to find out when it’s due. You can also plan routes, find out where the nearest stop is, get up to the minute information about route changes and it will even alert you when you reach your stop.
As it says in the title, this is the ultimate app for the London 2012 Olympics. With a complete event schedule, medal counts, predictions, daily news updates about your favourite country and the ability to discuss the games with other users.
Platform: Android I Price: Free I Download London Olympics Ultimate Android app
The Olympic torch will come within ten miles of 95% of the population when it begins its seventy day tour of the UK. This handy application tracks the torch’s location and displays where you can go and watch its epic journey.
Platform: Android I Price: £0.50 I Download Olympic Torch tracker Android app
For those who don’t live in London, or are going to one of the many events held outside of the capital via train, then this app is essential. Providing up to the minute updates, train tracking, route planning and even purchasing tickets. It is well worth the price tag.
Platform: iPhone, Android, Windows I Price: £3.99 (iPhone), £3.49 (Android), £4.99 (Windows Phone 7) I Download Rail Planner Live iPhone app I Download Rail Planner Live Android app I Download Rail Planner Live Windows Phone 7 app
If you want to discover the best restaurants in London then this is the only app you will need. It offers detailed reviews of eateries in your area. Simply find your position on GPS or search via a postcode. It even allows you to book tables and displays the latest offers the restaurants have. A Michelin Star app.
Platform: iPhone and Android