How to follow the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro with the iPhone and Apple Watch

August 5, held the opening ceremony of the XXXI Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, which will be held in the capital of Brazil until almost the end of the month. Millions of fans from around the world will experience failures and victories of athletes from around the world. We offer a selection of useful iOS apps for those who are going to follow the progress of your favorite athletes in Brazil or to support our team at home.

How to follow the games from home

House Fans RIO 2016 – free (iPhone, iPad)

The official application of the Russian House of Fans of Russian national team in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Watch for updates in the schedule in real time, make up your own program and get notifications about the beginning of the selected events.

Summer Games 2016 – free (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

This is a personal guide to the most important sport event in 2016.

R–Sport for free (iPhone and iPad)

R-Sports — all sports in one app. The basis of the work of the Agency R-Sport is the exclusive production of information (news, interviews, analytical materials) and multimedia content (photos, infographics). 1st place among the leading Russian sports sites in terms of number of exclusive news to the news from other sources.

Boltmoji – free (iPhone)

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, who competes in Rio for the Jamaican team, has released its own keyboard for iOS emojis that will surely help create a good mood during the discussion of the results of the competition to iMessage with friends. By the way, Usain Bolt plans to win three gold medals.

Party Hue for Philips Hue free (in-app purchase, iPhone, Apple Watch)

Create the atmosphere of the Olympic games at home, using the appropriate light and sound effects, which allows you to activate the Hue Party app for Philips Hue, using the popular led light bulbs Philips hue. The choice of available sounds, variety of colors, with which you can recreate the display of the flag of each country. The application will allow you to create an excellent atmosphere for fans at home.

For those who went to Rio

Brazil travel Guide 2016 – free (iPhone, in-app purchases)

Handy travel guide for iPhone, designed to use in offline mode. For its operation does not require a connection to the Internet, meaning no extra roaming costs. Navigation using GPS can understand where you are. To explore Rio de Janeiro are 4 different itineraries, and also offers tips and advice on how to get to the city, how to move, where to shop and where to stay for the night, as well as tips on the best places to visit, safety tips, etc.

Travel List – 149 p. (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

The path to Brazil is not fast, as if something not to forget. The app Travel List already contains all the necessary for travelling, so make a list of things in the way easily. Travel List will warn you if you forgot something to take with them.

Viator Tours & Activities for free (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

Viator will help you to quickly Orient yourself in a new place while traveling. If you went to the Olympics in 2016, the app will be a full tour of Rio routes from the city to excursions to the mountains. You can also pre-book transfers from the airport to the hotel and back to save time.

Currency – free (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

Don’t know how much money you have in terms of Brazilian reais? Currency – simple but powerful currency Converter — knows the answer. The app will show actual exchange rates for over 150 currencies and countries.

AccorHotels free of charge (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

The most popular hotels in Brazil. To book a room at the hotel has never been so easy.

99Taxis – free (iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch)

Popular Brazilian taxi service.

MetroRio – free (iPhone, iPad)

Handy app for travel on the metro in Rio de Janeiro.

Restorando – free (iPhone, iPad)

Directly from your iOS device you can make free reservations in the best restaurants of Brazil.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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