Yea, I only reviewed the free ones. I have a Cowbell already (from my visit to the SLC ’02 Olympics) so couldn’t rationalize buying an electronic version.
The Vancouver Olympics start on Friday and there are quite a few iPhone apps in the app store to help keep you up to date on the latest.
NBC has a formal application that is complete with news, schedules and some (delayed) video from the games. We’ll have to see if there are any competition videos or whether it just remains the ‘touchy feely’ Olympic stories NBC is famous for producing. It also parses in the Twitter updates from Olympic athletes, such as Apollo Ohno.
NBC Cheer is a great app for annoying anyone within listening distance of you. You can select the standard “USA-USA” cheer but then overlay things like ‘cowbell’ or ‘whistle’. I just tried it out on the wife who glared at me with a ‘shut-that-f#$%-thing up’ look after only a few seconds. A must have to be sure.
2010 Vancouver is a guide for those who find themselves in Canada during the Olympics. It has information on venues including maps and directions on how to get to different spots. It also has a list of official twitter events (including the Torch, which has a twitter feed I guess and some of the IOC tweets). Good to have if you are going.
CTVOlympics is all the coverage you could want, from a Canadian point of view. It has a news and photos section along with some venue information, and might be a good alternative if you just can’t stand NBC’s take on things.