Friday, July 20, 2012

Great Olympic App on Android and iPhone from BBC

The London 2012, another great sports feast, is looking forward to your coming. London and the whole UK is ready! What about you? Maybe you will miss the Games, or you have made an earlier arrival in London. But there are so many games that you can’t watch all games you like, and possibly some games will hold at the same time. You must be very anxious! In my first blog, two NBC Olympic apps had been suggested for people in USA. But you are out of America, so now I am going to advise one more app for you, especially the guys in Britain. 

BBC Olympic is the new and first app on Android and iPhone developed by BBC. “The app adds even greater value to the BBC Sport mobile experience, ensuring you never miss a moment of the Games.” Says one general manager from BBC. It offers you direct coverage of the Olympics from the UK, and also allows you to follow all the actions, with daily live text commentaries, breaking news and top stories from all the key events and medal moments. Each of the 36 Olympic sports, every athlete and country has their own page with medal tallies, news stories and key facts. Moreover, you could get minute-by-minute live text commentary during the live action, comprehensive schedule and results service which help you stay in touch with all the Games and results as they happen. In addition, it also has the function of sharing stories, videos and results on your social networks.

However, nothing is perfect! Its IOS app only can run on iPhone, not iPad. Even though its android version is for handsets with OS 2.2 or above, the users need to install flash to be able to watch videos! What a disappointed! If the BBC Sport app wants to become a serious competitor to others then there should be a need for an iPad and non-flash video functionality.

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