If you love the Olympics and will be on the move for most of today and tonight, then you might want to get prepared with some apps for the latest coverage. We have tracked down some iOS and Android apps that feature details on the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony start time, a live video stream, maps, and amazing photos taken from well-known photographers.
Olympics 2012 worldwide opening ceremony start times – the UK has a start time of 9pm, which can be watched in 3D on a number of channels including BBC HD. If you’re in New York the opening ceremony start time is 4pm (EDT), and Pacific Time locations will see a schedule of 1pm. We have provided a list of worldwide cities below with the Olympics opening ceremony start time next to each one, so if all goes to plan be ready to watch live via your particular service at this time.
There has been a lot of changes since the last event and of course the biggest difference is the location of London in 2012, although there are major changes with mobile apps as well. More people use smartphones in 2012 and the majority of devices run on Android or iOS, although the biggest selling single phone is the iPhone.
Our first featured Olympics app is officially by The London Organising Committee, and helps you “Join In” the fun from your iOS device (on iTunes) and Android device (on Google play). This app provides a wealth of information, which includes further details on the Olympics opening ceremony time, event listings that are broken down by hour, locations for big screens around London, searchable maps, Augmented Reality, and also live updates with photos and news.
CTV Olympics London 2012 is another free app that delivers live video coverage for those of our readers in Canada. You’ll also find an exclusive live video feed of up to 15 Olympic events, which showcase up-to-the-minute results and highlights. You will need to be connected to Wi-Fi to use the video feature, so that is the only downfall with this application.
When it comes to news one of the most trusted brands is Reuters, and they also have an app titled “Reuters Olympics London 2012“, which can be found on iTunes here. Verizon 1.1 had been launched 6 days ago and integrates better with Apple TV, and features improvements to the user interface. This app will provide you with the best photos taken live at the Olympics, so it is a great way to experience the news in a visual manner. You will also find the Olympics medal table by country for the 2012 event, which is a handy feature within this free app.
Will you watch the Olympics opening ceremony live today, and do you use apps to keep updated when mobile? The Olympic opening ceremony length is around 3 hours, and has been cut by around 30-minutes for a number of reasons.
Also See: NBC olympics app for Android, iPad