The 2012 Olympics kick off in London tomorrow, and we have a collection of the best apps for staying on top of all of the action. Whether you want to watch the games as they happen, catch up on the latest results, or just feel like a world-class athlete from the comfort of your phone, we've got a little something for everybody.
London 2012 Results
Your first stop for keeping tabs on the Olympic games should be the official London 2012 Results app. It includes schedules, results, live updates, sport details, medal tables, athlete profiles, and lots more. Users can follow specific countries so they can root for the home team.
London 2012 Join In
If you're attending the games, Join In was built for you. Yet another official Olympics app, Join In offers a full event guide, maps, live updates, and a scheduler to make sure you're there to catch the action from the ground floor. Coordinating with other spectators is also really easy thanks to a location-sharing function. There's Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare integration so you can brag to friends and family back home about how much fun you're having.
NBC Olympics Android Central
Americans will be able to catch the London 2012 games from the NBC Olympics app. It comes complete with news, TV listings, medal counts, photos, video and the ability to follow inidividual athletes, teams, and sports. Facebook and Twitter are plugged in for those times when you really want to cheer.
The core NBC Olympics app is free, but if you're a subscriber to CNBC or MSNBC cable service, you can watch the games live through NBC Olympics Extra. It offers full replays, live streaming, access to TV channels, DVR controls, and push notifications for when events are about to start.
Our U.K. readers will be able to enjoy live and on-demand streaming of the 2012 Olympics over 3G and Wi-Fi through BBC's Android app. They'll have up to 24 live streams running throughout the games, which means you'll never be hurting for something to watch - just make sure you have Flash installed. Every sport, country, and athlete gets their own page, and are put on a full schedule of events to come. If you miss an event, there are video highlights, top stories, commentary from BBC journalists covering the Olympics, and outcomes.