The BBC has launched an all-new, standalone app dedicated specifically to covering the London 2012 Olympics, in the form of the very clearly named BBC Olympics app. The app’s main boast is that it grants access to the corporation’s live Olympic video feeds on mobile, with all 24 of the streams found on the desktop sport site available through your phone.
Rather nicely, the BBC has enabled streaming through wi-fi and 3G connections, plus there’s all the additional content you’d expect from the media giant, like text commentaries, schedules, results, news stories with offline reading, article sharing and more.
The big downside here is the BBC’s continued use of Flash Player to render its video streams on Android, which means some of the newer Android devices, like the hot new Nexus 7 tablet, won’t be able to run it. Whoops.