Update: Now that the Olympics are over, the App is no longer available from the store. However, there are many more going up all the time. Hopefully, we’ll have some good news in the future about new apps that we’re working on 🙂 In the meantime, if you are at the SharePoint Conference, stop by the hands on labs area and learn how to build your own App for either Office or SharePoint!
Do you have the Office 2013 Preview installed? Are you looking for an example of the new App experience? Are you a fan of the Olympics? If so, check out the new Medal Tracker app for Excel (or better yet, open the Medal Tracker spreadsheet template that has it and a few other apps pre-installed!
This app will let you track your favorite athletes, teams and sports throughout the Olympics, binding live data feeds from Stats, Inc and Bing News to areas in the spreadsheet that you select.
As you can probably guess, I’m excited about this particular app not only because I’m a fan of the Olympics, but because my company, 3Sharp, wrote all of the logic behind the Medal Tracker app including the Azure-hosted web services that sync with both the Bing News and Stats, Inc. feeds.
Here is a video Microsoft put together that walks through some of the functionality of this super cool template.