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London 2012 official results app

Marie Brewis | July 10, 2012
The London 2012 Official Results App is the official app for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The London 2012 Results App lists several permissions in the Android version, most notably the ability to start at boot. This means it could slow your handset's startup time and general performance, and put a drain on the battery. This can't be switched off in the app's settings, so consider using a task manager to kill the app if its impact is measurable.

Push notifications are also supported by the London 2012 Results App, allowing you to receive alerts with daily summaries for the top countries or your home country, plus news of any medals won by your country. These are off by default; visit the Settings menu to switch on push notifications.

A companion app, London 2012 Official Join In App, is a useful guide for ticket holders, enabling them to plan, enjoy and share their experience of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Note that both apps are available only in English, however.

Our verdict:

For those who will eagerly follow the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London 2012 Results App should prove a very useful tool. It isn't totally ready yet but, by the time the games begin, it should put at your fingertips all the information you need - provided that you speak English, of course. If you have tickets for the games, also check out the London 2012 Join In App.


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