It’s six days until the London Olympic Games and I am looking forward to watching the opening ceremonies.
We’re living in the age of the iPhone app which means they have not one but two official London 2012 apps.
If you are going to be in London and need access to everything to effectively plan your Olympic Games itinerary, get the JOIN IN app. It’s supposed to tell you how to get to the game venues, see what’s happening in the vicinity, etc. I hope I get the chance to use it!
For the rest of us who are watching from our own tellies in our home countries, there’s the RESULTS app, that shows game schedules, athlete profiles, alarm for games you favorited (no thanks to Twitter for turning favorite into a verb), and real time medal tallies.
You can also support your country’s athletes and post on twitter and Facebook but it’s not working at the moment.
I’m excited! I love London!
On a related note: because I’m a nerd I like to find out more about the Olympics even if I’m not that into sports. So I downloaded the team USA app to find out each of their athlete’s Road to the Olympics journey.
Do I love the apps? I’ll find out when the games start. Will update then!
Hi! I am janeymack and I am an iPhone app download addict.
I can’t help it! I see these new apps and think I have to try them out.
And damn another app called Apps Gone Free, which features apps that are free for a limited time daily, for forcing me to download new free apps almost everyday. Because, you know, they might not be free tomorrow anymore!
To be sure, I’ve got some nifty apps out of, almost 200 downloads to date. There are 170 unupdated apps as you can see; that should give you an idea how many I actually use.
Which brings me to rave about this amazing music app called Songza.
I forget if I got this from the Apple store or from Apps Gone Free. It doesn’t matter.
Songza is the bestest music app ever! Better than accuradio which buffers too often, probably due to slow Internet connection on these shores.
Why is Songza the best for me?
1. It has a concierge that offers different sets of playlist depending on your probable activity at a given time of the day.
2. It’s wide range of playlist themes range from ’90s high school prom, to songs from quentin tarantino’s movies, to Grammy collaborations, to cure for road rage.
3. Its playlist include niche and hard to find music. Did you know there is instrumental hip hop, for example?
The ultimate proof of its far reaching musical range: it plays Original Pilipino Music!