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I Hated the CTV Olympics App

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Now that the 2012 Olympics are complete, I have something to get off my chest.  I absolutely hated the official CTV Olympics app.

I installed the Android version the day before the Olympics started hoping to use it as my go-to source for event and television schedules and somewhere I could go to see which events featured Canadian medal hopefuls.  It was impossible to find the simple information I wanted, and eventually I just stopped trying.

Today I opened the app one last time, to see what time the closing ceremonies were scheduled to start.  I thought that was a pretty simple, and common, query.  I figured I'd find it easy in the official CTV app, but I was wrong.  I eventually gave up looking and went back to where I learned the closing ceremonies started at 4pm ET.  It took me about 10 seconds to find that out on the CBC page.

Oh, and the live streaming wouldn't work in Linux, and required wifi on my mobile phone.  If I'm near a wi-fi connection, I'm likely near a television.  Wifi-only isn't mobile at all.

Did anyone find the CTV Olympics App useful or even functional?

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