Don't miss out on the latest from the 2012 London Olympics with our BlackBerry app guide

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By James Richardson on 14 Jul 2012 06:45 pm
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With only 13 days to go until the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics kick off in London what better way than to keep up to date with all the upcoming news and results than on your BlackBerry. There are two official apps to download now in BlackBerry App World, for free, and they are both totally awesome. In addition ScoreMobile has updated its app with an Olympic section so if you currently use the app you will be able to get notifications.

All eyes will be on London from 27th July - 12th August and even if you are not a huge sports fan I would imagine that most people would at least be interested in how their country is performing. Whether you are into the Olympic/Paralympic games in a big way or not the applications have got so many great features that chances are you will make good use of them. I'm not massively into sports but I am going to be using the official results app for sure, just to get the medal notifications. Mind you, Team GB won't win the games but it's the taking part that counts.
Carry on reading for in depth details and a video guide of my favorite app in action.

ScoreMobile

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First up we have ScoreMobile. The popular sports app now has an Olympic section added to it so you can get up to date alerts on both medals and breaking news. The app isn't as nice on the eye as the two official ones but it is meant to provide you with just results and it does that perfectly.

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More information/Download ScoreMobile for BlackBerry smartphone

 London 2012: Join In App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games

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Next we have the London 2012: Join In App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games. The application is essentially a planning tool but you don't have to be attending the games to benefit from it. A full, up to date events listing will ensure you don't miss out on any action. Here you will find details of local activites, live (big screen) viewing and festival cultural events.

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The Olympic Torch is currently doing its tour of the UK. You can use the app to keep track of its whereabouts and view details of the torchbearers. The app will allow you to even see where the torch is in real time.

In addition there is a spectator guide, a list of free road events, interactive searchable maps, access and seating maps if you are attending the games, live updates including news and photographs and finally a feature called ‘My Games'. Here you can create a personal schedule and with BBM, Twitter and Facebook integration you can also keep you friends in the loop too.

More information/Download London 2012: Join In App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games

London 2012: Official Results App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games

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Keeping track of results is made easy with the London 2012: Official Results App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games. The main purpose of the app is clearly results and you will have full access to all 36 Olympic and 21 Paralympic events. The live schedule will enable you to follow the latest events as they happen in real time. Once again we get BBM, Twitter and Facebook integration for keeping your friends informed.

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The calendar schedule will allow you to view day-by-day which events are taking place and you can also set reminders and favorites to make sure you don't miss out; a sweet feature.

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I hear that medals are quite important at the Olympics. Keeping track of the medal count is a piece of cake. You can do this by sport, country or individual athlete which is a nice option. In addition you can also view all the athletes taking part and personalize the app to follow your favorite ones.

Like the Join In App there is also a ‘My Games' feature where you can set up alerts to keep on track of what is happening with notifications and alerts. Out of the above applications this one is by far my favorite. You can check out a quick video guide of it in action above.

More information/Download London 2012: Official Results App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games.



If following the Olympics is your cup of tea then these applications are a must. Go grab one now. 

17 comments

mcmolineux

Any info on Playbook Olympic apps?

Cynamonne

Here's link for the Playbook Olympic Callender, from Good E Reader, it's a side loaded app.
http://goodereader.com/apps/playbook/playbook-android-apps/?did=812

An Olympic Calendar initially for London 2012 and then 2014 and on to 2016. It includes all Events, chronologically listed. The Olympics are coming to London!

They can be viewed in a complete list from the first Event through to the very last one. They may also be listed by discipline, such as :

Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Boxing
Canoe
Cycling
Decathlon
Diving
Equestrian
Fencing
Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Heptathlon
Hockey
Judo
Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Swimming
Synchronised Swimming
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weightlifting
Wrestling (Greco and Normal)

100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
Discus
Hurdles
Pole Vault
Relays

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

*** NOTE the App will open on the last tab that was used when the App was last closed. So if Favourites is the last tab used, this will be the tab that the User will be presented with.

All 2012 dates are included along with the times of the Events. It is also our hope to add dates for the Paralympics, but this will only happen at a future date, once the App development cycle calms down.

Selected individual Events can be stored in Favourites, by “long selecting” them. Alternatively all Events for a given discipline may be added to Favourites, by “long selecting” the Disciplines on the second Tab.

Each Event now has individual information about it, such as a location photograph, current Olympic Record and Gold Medal holder.

Further filtering of Event information is now included, such as Athletics –> 100m, 200m and so on.

London 2012 Olympic dates and times, every event listed.

teostar

There's a problem with the results app, whenever I try to dload it gives an error saying app world unavailable.

adrianyoung

I'm getting the same problem. It doesn't even show up if I try searching for it.
9900/o2 uk

Tigress16

Its up and running now.. give the link a try! :)

Quod me nutrit me destruit

mirren

Thanks for the post James. I already use ScoreMobile and the Join In app downloaded fine. Unfortunately, I get the same message as Adrianobr when I try to download the Results app through App World Mobile and App World through two different browsers on my desktop ain't cutting it either. I sent a message to the app maker. Hopefully, they can clear this up.

Join In app looks great.

symbotier

I can't download any Blackberry app that gives 20% of the screen to a Galaxy SIII ad!

geotos

Join in app downloads fine but is useless to me. Its the results one I need, but when I press on the above link "can't connect you to app" world comes up. Not showing up in search either in app world. In the join app it says that the results are only available for ios and android. How did you get it James?

gtamhankar

The results app has been taken down from App World!

That was the one I liked as a matter of fact...

Nefiasm

Be prepared for the crappiest opening ceremony ever! - I am English! I have a right to complain! :P

Chopper110

Wadda you mean Team GB won't win the games!!!!!

We won WW2 did'nt we! :0P

trinichindian

Cant find the "Results" app in app world!!!!!!

Only the "Join In" is available for download.

mrtheend

Any news when the Result app will be available? It's weird that it's up on the web but not in the app world. Has anyone tried to send them an email or smth? How did you get it James?

kozmonaut

You might want to check out the official BBC Olympics! Its sideloaded from Android and works awesome on the playbook

http://goodereader.com/apps/playbook/new-blackberry-playbook-apps/?did=2009

johnnymac

All very good but here's an example of an issue facing all us BB heads:

my friend with his iPhone has already downloaded the official NBC London 2012 Olympics app, which will give him full live streaming coverage of EVERY event. Not just news. Not just a calendar of events. Not just venue/how to get around London - but watching the ACTUAL EVENT on his device. He's also watching the Tour de France live right now.

This is the one area where we are really behind. I mean it's a real issue.

trinichindian

Agreed! Even for the Euro Cup, the official apps were only designed for IPhone and Android....sucks.

Lets hope with BB10 thats all gonna change.