Not Your Father's Olympic Games
Gone are the days that families huddle around the living room TV for the latest Olympic news. Today we have access to live streaming anywhere we go and receive the latest Gold medal stories with a buzz from our back pockets. Bay Area local news station ABC 7 has taken notice and recently ran a story on how mobile apps are changing the way viewers follow the 2012 Summer Olympics, traditionally the biggest television event of the season. With the addition of mobile apps in the mix, viewers gain access to a wealth of additional Olympic content that makes for a richer overall experience. The piece from veteran tech correspondent Richard Hart focuses on Appcelerator Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Haynie, and how Titanium is the mobile platform fueling many of the new Olympic Apps on the market. Check out the full story below:
Also be sure to check out the aweome Titanium apps featured in the story:
London 2012: This app provides a simple, comprehensive way to stay on top of all the Olympic action with a complete events schedule, a medals tally, and histories on every participating country and sport. Check out our App Spotlight for London 2012 here.
Deck Pass: The official app for Team USA swimmers like Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, as well as coaches, parents and fans. Deck Pass allows users to keep track of times, goals, and swim meets and features info, pics and vids from the Olympics and other big meets. Check out our App Spotlight for Deck Pass here.
Future Champ: This is a great example of how a mobile app can compliment even an individual athlete going for Olympic gold. This app allows fans of the USA boxer José Ramirez to follow the athlete with details on his fight schedule, match videos, photos, Olympic results, and more.