Four years have made way back once again for one of the glorious & magnanimous Event on earth “OLYMPICS“. An auspicious religious event for sports & its devotees all over the world seems more Gadgetic this year bubbling right along with its sports essence!!!
Summer Olympics 2012 – officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 (“Inspire a Generation“) has begun amidst huge pomp and show at London, United Kingdom on 27th July. The show will continue charming it spectators & participating knights till 12th August 2012 when it will be finally put to an end with a grand Closing Ceremony. The torch used to lit the sacred Olympic Flame traveled 7 continents carried by several figures of fame as a custom before the final Opening Ceremony.
Gadgetians may question, so what is different at this year’s Olympics? Intrusion of social media & its integration deep into the roots of LONDON 2012 is what makes it stand right ahead, unique of any other Olympics in history.
Such an arrangement required a well calculated IT framework that would serve the complex setup effectively and in turn prepare a robust service backbone to aid the Games. ATOS - The IT giant, was the unanimous solution to such a call and it is responsible for leading the consortium of IT partners to design, build and operate the massive mission, critical IT infrastructure and solutions.Long before the start of the Games, its organizers had already decided the amount of Social Media impact to be allowed at this Olympics, results of which were specialized official pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google + channel on YouTube to name a few scheduled to fully cover every minute updated of the Mega Event.
- A fully operational Equipment Deployment Center with 10,000 computers, servers & network security devices deployed to provide services to 90+ Olympic Venues.
- A unique web portal to help London 2012 recruit more than 70,000 volunteers for Games time.
- 34 fully operational Olympic and Paralympic Test Events at 21 London 2012 Olympic venues.
- Set up of TOC -Technology Operations Centre “Heart of London 2012″
Current Social Trends for OLYMPICS 2012 – London 2012 Stats : Facebook – 1m followers, Twitter - 1,148,232 followers, Youtube - 31,670 subscribers & 6,949,433 video views, The Village snap upload on Instagram has whooping 6021 likes with 29,000 followers of the account, other than these IOC official site has already recorded 2000 FB & Twitter updates from authenticated Olympians!!! What shall this be called? Social Awesomeness !!! We call it Social ENDEMIC!!
OLYMPICS LIVE STREAM:
Out of the social sphere, its time for hot live streams, BBC clips into the picture collaborating with ADOBE – yes you have heard it right!! Adobe now has to do something more than just Flash, experimenting with its PrimeTime feature, BBC + Adobe team is providing 24 Live Streams through an interactive player where users can pause, rewind and more all possible through the new HTML5 App built using Adobe’s PhoneGap bought last year. They will be broadcasting quality MPEG 2 streams using Adobe’s own own HTTP Dynamic streaming (HDS) as well as Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming. For the BBC, this means that it can provide adaptive streaming for a variety of devices, with bit rates automatically adapting to bandwidth constraints without the need for a video stream to restart and re-buffer. The 24 online channels alone will provide some 2,500 hours of live coverage of the events!!
GOOGLE also has its own personal contributions to make for LONDON 2012, simply type “Olympics” into the standard Google search bar, and you will be presented with Real Time Event Updates, adding to which is worth to mention are the beautiful GOOGLE DOOLDLES.
To make the Events more memorable, happening & more Social, hordes of Apps were being released in the meanwhile, Gadgetic World has chosen best ones for its readers, so follow up.
1. BBC Olympics:
It helps you get access to all the latest news and stories, as well as live text commentary from BBC journalists and access to on-demand video highlights and all of the BBC’s 24 hour live streams. Flash is necessary.
Platform: Android | Price: Free | Download BBC Olympics Android App
2. London 2012:
An almighty exclusive iPhone Olympic App which provides all details that such an app is expected to render. Additionally it also offers a video section that showcases the various aspects of the games along with the venues used for the Game.
Platform: iPhone | Price: £0.69 | Download London 2012 App
3.2012 Olympic News:
Windows Live tiles live up more vivid with this App that provides all the latest Olympic News incorporating sources live Facebook, Twitter and various other News Sources.
Platform: Windows Phone 7 | Price: Free | Download 2012 Olympic News
Users will be able to discover what Coventry has to offer during the games, as the city is set to host some of the football matches at the Ricoh Arena stadium and contains scheduling about the matches, transport links, places to visit and navigation.
Finally a handy Travel Map App for those who plan to attend the London 2012. This has all the necessary information for underground network, real time departures, journey planning and line closures using a simple Map.
Platform: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry | Price: Free | Download Tube Map iPhone app | Download Tube Map Android app | Download Tube Map Windows Phone 7 app |Download Tube Map BlackBerry app
“We at Gadgetic World wish a rise of true Olympic Spirit within you, will these Social options & Apps available to embrace and sportify as well as Gadgetify yourself!!! Stay tuned for more awesomeness!!! “