February 3, 2010, 4:22 PM
Bringing ‘a Little More Cowbell’ to the Olympics
By LYNN ZINSER
If you ever thought the Olympics “could’ve used a little more cowbell,” there is now an iPhone app rushing to the rescue.
Cowbell2010, available on iTunes for 99 cents, turns an iPhone or an iPod Touch into a virtual cowbell, ringing loudly when the phone is shaken or the screen tapped. The cowbell on the screen is wrapped in the flag of the country of your choice, which also determines the menu language.
The cowbell is a tradition in Alpine skiing, where fans bring them to the slopes to signal support for skiers, mittened hands being rather limited in their noise-making ability.
The app also includes an event schedule, medal counts and live Twitter feeds from more than 200 Olympic athletes, according to the app’s developer.
Surely, Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell would approve.