Monday 30 July 2012
The London 2012 Olympics unofficially kicked off last week, with the women’s football event playing out in front of a 25-thousand strong crowd at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The Games only officially opened however on Friday, with a Danny Boyle spectacular. A fitting tribute to Britain’s biggest ever sporting event, wouldn’t you say? But with the excitement of the opening ceremony now over, what else is there to do in London besides watch 204 nations compete in the Games over the next two weeks?
Here at Hummba we’re firm believers in the versatility of mobile apps, and that’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite apps, just to make your life a little bit easier while you’re in London. Let’s get to it...
XE Currency Converter:
Probably the best currency converter available at the moment; it’s free and it’s incredibly easy to use. Available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows mobile devices, the XE Currency Converter certainly covers all the bases. It uses live exchange rates and will help you keep track of your money while you’re in London.
JiWire WiFi Finder:
If there’s one thing you can be assured of when you travel to another country, it’s that roaming data charges will cost you an arm and a leg. Enter JiWire’s Wi-Fi Finder. This Wi-Fi registry features nearly 800,000 locations all over the world where you can get your mobile device online free of charge. More than 180,000 of these are in the United Kingdom, so if you’re looking to save a few ‘Bob’ on data charges while you’re in London, then get the app and head for the nearest hotspot.
London has one of the best public transport networks in the world, but it can all get pretty confusing if you’re new to the city. Download Tube Map onto your iPhone or Android and you’ll be cruising the Underground like a local in no time at all.
Let’s face it, London’s a pretty big place, and finding your way around can be quite a daunting task. That’s where we come in. Hummba has a comprehensive London City Guide that uses your mobile’s GPS location to point you in the right direction. The guide features hours of detailed audio content about hundreds of tourist attractions, restaurants and accommodation facilities in London. If you’re looking for something to do other than watch the Games, then download Hummba and explore the city to the fullest.
London 2012 Olympics official guide:
Last but not least, the official apps of London 2012 are also well worth a look. You can join in and share your experience at the Games, follow the latest results, or keep the kids busy with the London 2012 game.
So there you have it, Hummba’s top apps to have during the London Olympics. Let us know what you think of any of these apps in the comments below, or feel free to make some suggestions of your own. What apps can’t you live without when you’re on holiday?
Enjoy the Games, and happy travels!