The London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games enables users to plan and share their viewer experience. This free, easy-to-use app offers a full schedule of Olympic events, videos, a map, which includes a My-Pin feature to share a location with friends, a visitors guide, social media feeds, news reports and official and unofficial photos. When the app is active, but not open, it sends notifications to the main screen of its subscribers' iPads about upcoming events.
The app's Places feature is particularly interesting for those curious about architecture and construction processes of the Olympic venues and surrounding city sites. Before construction began on the the Acquatic Center designed by world-renowned Saha Hadid, archaeological investigations discovered evidence of an Iron Age settlement, including an ancient burial site with four skeletons, according to the app.
Another unique component is the Walk in the Olympic Park, which directs users on a guided tour through waterways, greens, and venues. Visitors can learn about the Park's sustainable design - Did you know the Olympic Stadium is the most lightweight Olympic Stadium to date, for example?