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The best apps for the sporting summer

Wimbledon is upon us, while the Olympics and Paralympics are getting closer too.

You cannot be serious!

If you’re interested in the tennis, the best option is the Official Wimbledon app for iOS and Android.

Wimbledon has long been at the forefront of involving interested fans online and it’s official app is no exception; check the order of play as well as keep tabs on the games currently in progress with live scoreboards. There’s also plenty of news on everything surrounding the championships including the players themselves.

Ready to join in?

The free London 2012 Join In app is the best way to get involved with the games. You can see how the torch relay is progressing, see what celebrations are planned near you as part of the 2012 Festival and check out what’s happening when during the games themselves. There will also be an official London 2012 results app available for the games fortnight.

Don’t get lost

If you’re going to events, make sure you check your journey before you leave on the National Rail and Tube Status iOS app or check out the Highways Agency’s HA Traffic for the latest news from the roads.

Anyone for Cricket?

Naturally for the time of year, we’re also now into the cricket season too, ESPNcricinfo is a long-standing favourite – and, of course there’s always the Met Office app for Android and iOS to check out whether rain will stop play!

Get pole position

If you’re a Formula 1 fan, you’ll know that Live Timing Services have been available for a few seasons on iOS. However, it now costs £19.99 per season, but for that you do get complete live lap and split timing and you can even follow where the cars are on track.

There is a free version of the app, but you’ll need to pay for live timing on a per event or per season basis – we think we’ll stick with watching the races on Sky Sports F1 and the BBC.

Reach for Sky

Coincidentally, if you have Sky at home, you might know that you can also watch programmes on the go with Sky Go, using your Sky ID to log in. It’s available for numerous devices including Android phones and iPhones, iPads and PC.

Sky Sports for iPad. Sky Sports for iPad is also a look if you have an Apple tablet – it’s one of the best iPad apps yet.

An App of two halves

Before we know it, we’ll also be back into the football season, so make sure you check out the Sky Sports Football Centre app – giving you a full rundown on all the latest scores and games in progress. Again it’s available for Android as well as iPhones and iPod touch. And, should you have a BlackBerry handset, it’s there for you, too.

Football on TV is also a fine little free app that tells you exactly what games are on in the UK and when – regardless of broadcaster or tournament.

So whatever sports you love, there are plenty of opportunities on your phone and tablet to keep up. Enjoy the summer!

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