PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps for the Summer Olympics

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found six great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included six Summer Olympics apps in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: Apps for the Summer Olympics

1. ReutersReuters Olympics London 2012 (Free) – Let’s face it, the folks at Reuters know a little about what they are talking about so when they promise to deliver “the best live Olympics photos & moments captured by Reuters award-winning photographers,” I think we can take chance and believe them. For the exciting photo-finishes and shots of dreams coming true, grab this app and enjoy the high-resolution images coming from the Olympics this summer!


2. ResultsLondon 2012: Official Results App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Free) – The best app to trust when you want up-to-the-minute results (along with other news and complete schedules for all events) would be the one released by the official London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Grab this if you want to know the real deal on who is winning and who won. This app also features an up-to-date list of all participating athletes along with their bio and news related to their personal performances.


3. NBCNBC Olympics (Free) – If you are in the USA, this official Olympic coverage app form NBC is the only one you are going to need; filled with news, video-on-demand streams of highlights and featured content, a medal tracker, photo galleries, athlete profiles (including a hometown profiler that will tell you if somebody is from your neck of the woods) and series of television listings with program reminders and companion video feeds that make your iPad into a handy second screen.


4. LondonLondon 2012 Information (Free) – Beginning with a countdown to the opening ceremony, this app will serve as your unofficial guide to London and the games. Search for places you are going to need based on your current location such as banks, bars, take-aways and cash machines while also keeping tabs on the events with a medal counter, number of athletes taking part and details on the sessions (including time, date, Venue and a map).


5. CTVCTV Olympics London 2012 (Free) – For those of you who happen to be my fellow Canadians, CTV has an app for us that provides “up-to-the minute video highlights, news as well as results and schedules for every Olympic event.” With this app, watch CTV, TSN and Sportsnet Olympic broadcasts directly on your iPad so you won’t miss a moment of your favorite events! If you like prizes, in-app challenges could get you one of the daily Samsung goodies they have to give away.


6. Team USA2012 Team USA Road to London Olympics (Free) – Designed by the United States Olympic Committee, this app provides you with front-row access to the United States Olympic Team. So far the app has been keeping you informed of who has made the team, but soon it will be letting you now just how those folks are doing in their respective events. With a custom-made cheer button, send your favorite hopefuls a personal message with encouragement and appreciation via Facebook and Twitter.


Note: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

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