If you’re as into following the Winter Olympics as we at Frisky Mongoose are, you might go through a touch of withdrawal when away from home, with no access to television or even laptops to check the latest highlights and scores. Luckily, in the increasingly app-filled world of mobile phones, if you’ve got an iPhone or a Google Android device, there are apps ready and waiting to fill you in on Olympics news 24 hours a day.
As reported by Mobile Content Today, there are quite a few options available ; here’s a rundown of options.
For Android users, search the Android Market for the following:
- Vancouver Olympic Medal Count: A Free app that tracks each country’s medal count.
- Holland Heineken House: A free app that provides information about the Heineken House Vancouver for the Olympics games. The app offers schedules of the Heineken House and the Sports events, with support for either Canadian or Netherland time zones. The application also offers a map of Vancouver, if you happen to be a local who wants to see some events in person.
- Vancouver Olympics 2010 News: A third free application that has news feeds from the official Vancouver Olympics web site and NBC. You can find news based on the particular sports that you care about, or news stories based on particular countries or athletes.
Alternately, if you’re an iPhone user, you can check out the following:
- NBC Olympics on AT&T: The official Olympics app, this is another free option that provides news stories, photography, video and more from NBC’s coverage of the games. The app also offers links to the Twitter accounts of some athletes. Pick it up on iTunes.
- Vancouver 2010 Mobile Spectator Guide presented by Bell: Yet another free app that offers news and a schedule of events, as well as including a Twitter feed, news feed, and medal count. Here’s your handy link to iTunes.