Official Commonwealth Games application the app you need this week

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The Commonwealth Games may not be quite as huge as the Olympics, but it's still a pretty massive event - and with 71 countries competing over 11 days, there's a lot to keep track of. Good thing there's an official Windows Phone tracker then - and it's free. See below.

The application is called 'Glasgow 2014' and this is from the Store description:

In every sport, there are key decisive moments but the results are what count. With 4,500 athletes competing in 17 sports, the official Glasgow 2014 Results App will keep you up to date on the moments that matter.

In competitive sport, measurement, timing and results are everything. Of course there are the personalities, the emotion, the thrill, the elation and the disappointment. But when it comes to medals it’s a matter of who jumps the highest, throws the longest, runs the fastest, scores the most goals, wins the most points, lifts the heaviest weight or swims the fastest. Follow the medal race in real time with the official Glasgow 2014 Results App.

With full schedule information over the 11 day event and medal standings you can select your favourite nations and territories, athletes, and sports and track their progress no matter where you are.

The application is very much based on HTML panes of information with local wrappers and menus/pick lists on your phone, ending up with something of a hybrid approach. The downside is that some screens can be in quite a small font, though you can use Web-like multi-touch to zoom in, if needed. The upside of this approach is that, by using exactly the same data panes as the official web sites, all information is 100% completely up to the minute.

Here's Glasgow 2014 in action:

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Getting going - interestingly, there's a blank bar at the bottom of the interface on my Lumia 1520 - looks like this could be for banner ads that aren't actually working at the moment. Odd!

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The scheduling is first class and you can drill through to event listings and results, as needed.

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A system of icons is used throughout, with the Sports menu doubling as a key to what all the icons mean(!) (right) fonts can be small in listings, but - being HTML web content, these panes can be zoomed into, as needed....

Quirky, but useful! You can grab this official app from the Store here.

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store