Behind the Scenes with Olympic Application Development
The 2012 Summer Games in London are less than a year away, and one team is willing to "put themselves through hell" to get ready. That team is the application developers who are perfecting the Commentator Information System (CIS) that provides real-time information about the action in all of the events.
"For the first time all 36 sports are on the CIS system as well as some Paralympics events," explained Mert Karakilic, the developer in charge. The team began working on the 2012 software in 2007, and they are now entering the phase of testing the software in the actual venues where it will be used.