5 Apps to Navigate the 2012 London Olympics

The 2012 London Olympics begin on July 27 and for those traveling to the games, there are numerous apps that can assist with navigating the city and enjoying the games.

London Tube Deluxe— Traverse London with the London Tube Deluxe, a feature rich, no-nonsense transport guide to Greater London. This app is used over 50,000 times a day by Londoners, visitors and Tube drivers looking to navigate the London Underground with ease.

Tagwhat— Tagwhat serves as your mobile tour guide as you make your way through the streets of London.  Geolocation provides rich and relevant content about surrounding places around via text, videos and photos from information created by Tagwhat, its users, publishers and public sources.  Tagwhat will help you find the side street where the cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” album was photographed and the location of Lady Diana’s previous bachelorette pad.  Tagwhat puts the stories of the London places around you directly into your hands.  It can also be used by those who aren’t traveling to London for the Olympics by using the “visit” tab in the Tagwhat featured list.

HipGeo— Imagine bumping into Michael Phelps.  Wouldn’t it be great to have immediate bragging rights by snapping a photo, adding some text about your encounter, and instantly sharing it with your friends and social networks using an app on your phone?  HipGeo allows you to share your experiences via innovative geo-aware technologies that automatically transform your iPhone, iPad and Android photos and text into a creative narrative of your everyday and far away adventures.  The HipGeo app and website lets you watch your travels instantly unfold on maps and automatically creates virtual albums, which can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter, and by links in emails and blogs.

London Olympics Ultimate— This is the ultimate app for keeping tabs on the games.  Follow your favorite countries and get updates when they win or lose, view complete event schedules with participating countries, check medal counts, read about Olympic news and receive events results and ranking of countries for multiple team events.

XE Currency App— Whether London is your only stop, or there are other European destinations on your itinerary, the XE Currency App converts every world currency on-the-go. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works even when the Internet doesn’t.

London, England- May 21 via Steve Broer / Shutterstock.com 

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