IBM and The All England Club have just released their updated mobile app for this years Wimbledon, bringing with a slew of awesome features that will allow people to easily interact and keep track of the games as they happen. The app was first made available on the iPhone in 2009 and was then extended to Android. There will also be another app released shortly which has been specifically designed with the iPad in mind and will have features are not available on the Android or iPhone apps. Whether the iPad features will be extended to Android or iPhone users in the future isn’t said.
There are no mobile apps for Blackberry or Windows mobile devices as yet, and to be honest I can’t see them creating one for this years event. Users of non supported devices can still access the mobile version of the site here, although you won’t be able to create Player Alerts as you can with the Android and iPhone app
Here are some of the features that will be available to iPad users of the mobile app.
- Live @ Wimbledon video and radio programmes
- 360 degrees video, 360 degrees panoramics, photo galleries
- Live radio commentary from Centre and No.1 Courts
- Live scores and results from every court
- Match scores and statistics from every court
- Daily live blog
- Video clips (highlights, interviews, and features),
- Live high quality time-lapse photos of the grounds.
Here are the features that are available now for Android and iPhone users:
- LIVE scores
- Schedule of play
- Live Blog
- Player profiles
- Live @ Wimbledon video programme: Championships coverage plus regular live match action
- Live @ Wimbledon Radio – 3 channels: Daily coverage of The Championships and two channels dedicated to -Centre Court and No.1 Court commentary of live match play
- On demand video previews, highlights, features, interviews and golden moments
- Favourite player performance alerts
- Find It – lets spectators locate facilities around the grounds at Wimbledon
- Fan feedback
The app requires Android 2.2+ and/or iOS 5.0+
Here are a few screenshots for some of the apps features taken from my Nexus 4
Live tennis results as they happen (taken just a few moments ago)
Pretty impressive video archive featuring interviews with some of the players as well as some educational information.
How the draws are progressing
Main draws window showing:
- Gentlemen’s qualifying Singles
- Ladies’ qualifying Singles
- Gentlemen’s qualifying Doubles
- Ladies’ qualifying Doubles
Main map for The All England Club giving users a great way to find the various courts, car parks, toilets and places to eat etc.
Results of games that have been played. This screenshots is showing a couple of the results from yesterdays Ladies’ qualifying singles round
They are also keeping people up to data via a Live Blog