The Championships, Wimbledon 2016 - Tennis Grand Slam
By The All England Lawn Tennis Club
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The Official iOS App for The Championships 2016, Wimbledon, the only tennis Grand Slam on grass. Live from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, London.
The Championships, Wimbledon runs from 27 June to 10 July 2016, with qualifying starting from 20 June. This app will cover the build-up, qualifying, and every ball hit during the Wimbledon Fortnight. It will also update all year round with news, photos and videos from Wimbledon.
Key features include:
LIVE real-time scores, results and match statistics.
LIVE video: Wimbledon channel including live match action, interviews, features and around the grounds
LIVE radio: Daily coverage of The Championships and live commentary of Centre Court and No.1 Court match play.
LIVE updates of the onsite action.
Videos: highlights, behind the scenes, features, interviews, previews and classic matches.
Personalised player-related alerts and play status push messages.
Order of play and tournament schedule,
Photos from matches, behind the scenes and around the grounds
My Wimbledon: Allowing the fan to choose which types of information they wish to see for the players, event or country of their choice.
My Wimbledon Story: combines your photos into a video you can share with friends and family to celebrate your Wimbledon experience as a visitor or one of our many fans following from a far, all over the world.
Plan My Visit: Let us know when you are visitng to start your countdown to your day at Wimbledon. The app lists key things to assist in preparing for your visit. It also suggests things to do when you arrive to make your day special. Taking photos will allow you to create your Wimbledon Story later and share with your friends and family.
If you are visiting Wimbledon, will we send push messages to your device offering advice and information throughout the day. To receive these, you should ensure Bluetooth is enabled, and accept location-based messages when you install the app. If you are not visiting Wimbledon there is no need to activate this functionality.
What's New in Version 8.1
The app contains updated scores, draws, statistics and player information for The Championships 2016.
Also contains enhanced push messaging and favourites, increased video content and other improvements.
Finally, a new experience for visitors to The Championships - Plan Your Visit, and, for all Wimbledon fans - create and share your Wimbledon Story.
Scores and Results are a Mess
If you want to spend hours configuring the app with your favourite players and details about your visits to Wimbledon then, apparently from other reviews, the updated app is great. If you want to find out latest scores or results, it's a complete hassle. In previous years I've had no trouble keeping up with all the scores on different courts point-by-point with the app - this year, however, it is over-engineered to the point of being useless. Looking at "Results" at the end of the day on Wednesday, when almost all play was completed, all I could see was two ladies singles matches - nothing else. Live scores had the same problem during the day when only some of the matches were displayed and even those did not keep up to dates with points and wouldn't refresh. I ended up using google on my phone to keep up with the scores because the app was so useless. This year's app has more bells and whistles, less basic functionality, it's overdesigned and unfit for purpose.
Leading the way, again!
Much improved over last year. And my complaint from previous year - to all slams re their apps - has been addressed. Namely; being able to select a player from the match links and link to their bio, and (more importantly in my mind), being able to view offline content. A huge step forward!
I'm not a fan of the windows phone style pane layout of the menu screen - it's just plain boring. But I'm not a Windows fan anyway. Notifications work to keep you up to date re your highlighted favourite players.
Well done Wimbledon!!
Smashing coverage and interactivity
This app has been a godsend this year. I've managed to keep up-to-date with all the goings on and learn lots more about all the players and the Championships as a whole. It's great as a home-spectator and when attending in person. My only request is please stop the screen jumping back to the top after I have clicked onto a player's profile from within the order of play. Other than that, excellent.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: 24 June 2016
- Version: 8.1
- Size: 130 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Wimbledon
- © AELTC / IBM
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.