Millions of people around the world will tune in for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 5.
The games will run through Aug. 21 and will feature a record number of countries participating in a a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes will compete for 306 sets of medals in the 28 different Olympic sports in this year’s games.
To help you keep track of the medal count and even keep tabs on your favorite athletes, here are some apps to make your XXXI Olympiad experience memorable.
NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results: Since 1988, NBC has held the American broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympic Games and its Olympics app offers numerous features for before and during the games. The app features past and present video highlights, athlete profiles, competition schedules, real-time results and medal standings, full coverage of Team USA, and alerts and notifications during the games. The NBC Rio app also features specific sport previews and introductory primers for each sport. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.nbcolympics.com
The Olympics: The official app for the Rio Olympic games, this app features highlights from past games; Olympic results and records for all sports, athletes and games; the latest news and schedules for Rio and PyeongChang 2018; search option for medalists by games, athletes and countries; and the ability to track your favorite sports and athletes. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.rio2016.com/en/app
Brazil Travel Guide: If you are lucking enough to be seeing the Olympic Games in person, the Brazil Travel Guide will help you navigate your adventures. The Brazil Travel Guide includes city guides for more than 100 cities, a sightseeing section with all major monuments, an eating out section for the best restaurants, a nightlife section, an offline map for Brazil and its major cities, and a Portuguese phrasebook with useful phrases you might need while enjoying the games. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.triposo.com/loc/Brazil
Brazil Mobil Experience: If you are in Brazil and want to know what the locals do for fun, the Brazil Mobil Experience app was created by the people that live there. Users can search and learn about activities experienced by other users, bookmark your favorite experiences, register your experiences with pictures and sounds, share your experiences through Facebook or Twitter, and use the translator function to better communicate with everybody. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: For iOS: http://apple.co/2au7E1G, for Android: http://bit.ly/2au7vLz.
iStaging: Wonder what that couch you’ve been eyeing would like in your living room or if that chair you just bought will fit in your bedroom? The iStaging app lets you answers those questions without physically rearranging your home. Using the latest augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D technologies, iStaging lets you design your home with ease. The app features markerless augmented reality to let you see your furniture in real time and actual sizes, the ability to create your own personal interior designs, virtual reality of design ideas from professionals, and the ability to shop furniture from around the world. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.staging.co/en/app.