The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 - Grand Slam Tennis
By The All England Lawn Tennis Club
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The Official iPad app for The Championships, Wimbledon, a tennis Grand Slam, from The All England Lawn Tennis Club, live from London. Use stand alone or as a second screen to following matches on other platforms.
The Championships, Wimbledon run from 29th June to 12th July 2015, with qualifying starting from 22nd June. This app will cover the build-up, qualifying, the live tournament and then keep updating all year round with Wimbledon and tennis news and videos.
Key features are:
LIVE real-time scores, Results & match statistics.
LIVE video programme: Championships coverage plus regular live match highlights.
LIVE radio: Daily coverage of The Championships and live commentary of Centre Court and No.1 Court match play.
LIVE Blog of the onsite action.
Videos: previews, highlights, features, interviews and golden moments.
Player photos of them in action.
Player push messages and play status.
Order of play / Schedule.
Interactive map of the grounds presenting the content of the app at the locations its happening .
360’ Photos of the grounds.
360’ Video of historic locations.
360’ Flyover video of the grounds.
Live time-lapse high quality photography from the grounds.
Social Hill, Live social insights from Wimbledon.
What's New in Version 3.00.353
Improved the speed of real-time scoring updates.
Added additional push messaging for match status.
Added Push message deep linking into the app.
Added a history section.
Optimised the app for 64bit support.
Updated for iOS8.
This feels like it hasn't changed much since last year. The settings reset themselves each time the app closes so changing what alerts you get doesn't mean a thing. And why aren't the different screens hyperlinked? Having found a player, I'd like to be taken to their next match, latest position in the draw(s), current score etc? Great that you can favourite players, and then highlight favourites, but links between content screens should be a given. The draws screens can be zoomed, but not easily panned once zoomed, leading to zoom in, look, zoom out, pan, zoom in, look etc.
Links to external sources of information on players would be nice too! So much could be done, but has not.
Good app, but mute your iPad for first time startup
Be aware that this app plays an intro jingle on first startup that is very loud. This, combined with an alert about notifications settings, means you cannot close the app to stop the jingle, but must fumble for the mute switch. By this time everyone within 100 metres thinks you are watching a Disney film.
Everything is excellent, except that the use of BLUE in the news and posts, on a green background, means that all the links are effectively invisible. Please sort this, Wimbledon