Individuals that plan to travel to the 2012 Olympic games in London can use many Smartphone apps to make their experience more convenient and enjoyable. These six apps, which can be used with the iPhone or an Android Smartphone, can be particularly useful.

1: Official London 2012 Join In App

This is the official app for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Features of this app include a listing of all the events that are taking place in the United Kingdom, information for spectators, and interactive maps. Users can also see the Olympic Torch Relay route, track the location of the torch and obtain information about celebrations at the end of the relay.

2: Official London 2012 Results App

This is a companion app to the Join In App that will be available by the start of July. It will allow you to view schedules and results for all your favorite events.

 3: 2012 Team USA Road to London App

This app is provided by the United States Olympic Committee. Users that install it can track the progress of Team USA for all of the events at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Features of the app include details on all members of Team USA, content for specific sports and specific athletes, and a cheer button to send a message to social media network sites like Twitter and Facebook. Fans of Team USA can also purchase licensed apparel and gear directly through the app.

4: CityScouter’s London Travel Guide App

This app gives you the ability to use your Smartphone to find your way to anywhere in London you need to go during the Games. The app is one of Connect magazine’s 12 top travel guides. Included in it are specific London highlights that are often of interest to visitors. Integration with Facebook allows users to update their status with a photo of their location or an area that they have visited. The London Travel Guide App costs a one-time fee of $3.99.

5: Tube Map

This is an app that is officially licensed from the Transport of London. It is particularly helpful if you need access to a route planner while attending the 2012 Olympic games. It will also help you easily find the location of the station nearest your location; if a cab is not available, the Tube will likely be your best transport option. You will also benefit from the app’s real-time departure information, delay updates and notifications on closures of any lines.

6: Tom Daley Dive 2012

Lastly, Tom Daley Dive 2012 is a Smartphone game that you can play while traveling to one of the Olympic venues or while waiting for a specific event to begin. The purpose of the game is to challenge users to perform the perfect dive. You have an option to view six different camera angles and replay dives to improve future performance. High scores are posted on a global leader board. Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows you to share your scores with friends.

Guest post contributed by Jane Spencer, a freelance mobile technology writer who currently writes for a popular phone sim card provider.

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