Tennis Australia is pleased to offer the official iPhone app for the Australian Open Tennis Championships, from 15 – 28 January 2018.
Follow each match as it takes place with live scores & statistics.
Choose the players you want to follow and the news updates you want to receive.
The AO Live blog covers every aspect of the 2018 championships, including coverage of top billing matches plus all the latest updates from around the grounds in an entertaining narrative.
LIVE point-by-point scoring updates and completed match results from all the action at Melbourne Park.
Keep track of who, where and when matches are throughout the day.
View key match-ups of your favourite players in the draw as matches complete.
Player biographies and alerts from the Australian Open.
Latest news updates from the tournament throughout the day.
Exclusive photography from on and off court.
On-demand video highlights, features, player interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes action.
Ball-by-ball coverage with a team of leading international tennis broadcasters.
Must-know information about the Australian Open.
Purchase tickets to watch your favourite players in action at Melbourne Park.
Get your favourite Australian Open souvenirs from our mobile shop.
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Ratings and Reviews
Don’t know why they didn’t stick with the old app
So many issues with this app. Day 1 of the tournament it didn’t work at all. Day 2, after updating the app there were still issues at times getting the live scores. Vital live scores work when you need to know what’s going on on other courts and you want to swap matches.
The things I don’t like about it:
1. You should just be able to search for players with a search button not have to select men’s singles or women’s singles or men’s doubles etc AND then have to scroll through to find people.
2. When you are going through the results or even the schedule tabs and click on a player, when you go back you want to return to where you were on the page but when you click back it automatically takes you back to the top of the scores of schedule forcing you to scroll back down.
3. When you’ve found a player through the player tab and you’re looking at their post match interview for example, when you click back it should take you back to that players page, but instead it takes you back to the player search page (I was on Women’s and it sent me back to the men’s player list). It’s like the app has no way of knowing where you were on the page.
There are more things I’m sure but I can’t be bothered.
Also recall liking last years formatting better too? Well I certainly didn’t dislike the app like this year.
Whilst the app design looks good on the surface it lacks what would be considered basic navigation features. As an example scrolling through the schedule and clicking on a player's name will soon turn to frustration as backwards navigation will take you back to the top of the schedule as opposed to recalling your previous position on the pages / screen.
The top navigation menu font is too small and the average user would probably not get the hang of it without an app intro demo on 1st use. Once you know how to change your preferences via the menu it's working well.
Ability to search for players via search field would be better as opposed to an A-Z list. Player profile images are too small - would be good to be bale to drill down on profile pictures and view larger images of players.
Way too many bugs
At first this looks really good, but my goodness there are a lot of problems actually using it.
Okay, so they say they’ve fixed a bug where it repeatedly asks about notifications. That just leaves the women’s singles draw not loading half the time, the inability to backtrack to the draw after clicking on an individual player, and probably a bunch of others I can’t remember right now or haven’t discovered yet.
It’s just not good enough in this day and age for one of the world’s major sporting events to not test the functionality properly before the event begins. I shouldn’t have to tiptoe around, hesitating about the order that I press things in case I break something and have to start again.
- Tennis Australia
- 59.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Tennis Australia 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.