This year’s Super Bowl promises to be the most interactive ever, with a large number of mobile apps dedicated to the game. Android and iOS users have several options for maximizing their game and partying experience with the following:
Super Bowl XLVI Official NFL Game Program (iPad): Just like last year, the official game program can be had as a free app for iPad. Swipe and scroll for player info or history about past games. Great for browsing during the excessive amount of commercials.
Super Bowl XLVI Commemorative App (iPad): For a Patriots or Giants fan that wants something extra, consider the “commemorative” app (it still feels a little weird to use that phrase). The content includes a breakdown of each team’s path to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl history, recaps and video content. Promised are updated videos from this year’s game.
Super Bowl XLVI Guide (iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets): This free, interactive guide breaks venue information. Explore Lucas Oil Stadium by pinching and zooming inside a virtual model. Also those who are attending the game can get traffic and parking information.
New York Giants Mobile (iPhone, Android): That’s right, the Giants have their own free app for both major smartphone platforms. We reviewed the 49ers official app, which was built by the same developer.
New England Patriots Mobile (iPhone, Android): Patriots’ fans aren’t left out, as the team also boasts its own app.
Weber’s On the Grill (iPhone, iPad): Seeking to master the barbecue? This app from BBQ king Weber is a great resource. It includes tons of recipes and strategies for making all your guests
Madden NFL 2012 (iOS, Android): If you haven’t grabbed the latest edition of Madden, EA Mobile has dropped the price for iOS users to $0.99. It won’t beat playing on the Xbox or PS3, but after some early bugs it has turned out to be a solid game.
TailgateChamp (iPhone): Really into tailgating? This app allows users to “gamify” their tailgating experiences by challenging others and boasting about their triumphs.