BBC launches Olympics apps for iOS and Android

If you're in the UK and want to be able to watch the Olympics on the go, you'll be able to do so with the help of the BBC's new app for iOS and Android. The apps will offer guides to the various sporting events, text commentary, and live video streams as long as you're watching within the UK. The BBC only has the rights to broadcast the games in the UK, but there's an international edition of the app as well that still has the various Olympic goodies.

The app will generate stats and information of the various athletes competing in the games, and will offer up schedules for the various events. Text commentaries will help keep you updated in case you don't have the bandwidth for video, and there will be the trademark BBC breaking news updates if anything scandalous happens.

Updates and headlines can also be sorted into country categories. The app will determine your location and offer up localized updates, so those in the United States will get a "Team USA" section to see how the red, white, and blue is holding up overseas. Favorite sports can also be added to a customizable tab, allowing you to quickly keep an eye on just the events you really care about. Excited? Head over to the relevant app store and get downloading.

[via TechCrunch]