The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 - Tennis Grand Slam
By The All England Lawn Tennis Club
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The Official iPhone app for The Championships, Wimbledon, a tennis Grand Slam, from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, live from London.
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 and match statistics.
LIVE video programme: Championships coverage plus regular live match action.
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,
Social Hill – Live social insights from Wimbledon
My Wimbledon: Allowing the fan to choose which types of information they wish to see for the players, event or country of their choice.
What's New in Version 7.0.181
Improved the speed of real-time scoring updates.
Added additional push messaging for match status.
Added Push message deep linking into the app.
Optimised the app for 64bit support.
Updated for iOS8.
With games starting at unknown times, the ability to follow particular players and get notifications of when they were on court was brilliant - and it worked, unlike so many other apps in this sector where notifications never arrive. Additional notifications about breaking stories were valuable and un-intrusive, alerting me to watch a number of great games I'd have otherwise missed. Keep it up for next year!
Other Slams Take Note!
This is the best Slam app by a long way.
Being able to access player stats by tapping their name is just one of the things that makes it easy to use. The in-match stats are nearly perfect. It feels like a moan to ask for percentage stats too!
Importantly, scores update very quickly and notifications are great. There are no intrusive ads and the only thing I'd really like to see is live scores on the landing page and not My Wimbledon.
Better than the other Slam apps
A cut above IBM's other Slam efforts. Videos are good. Articles informative. Just one really annoying feature remains: the draw layout. On the excellent ATP app a simple PDF page shows the whole tournament - the draw, points per round, prize money etc - everything at your fingertips. Sadly, IBM continue to use their clunky one-round-one-page system - which shows just boxes. Get rid please!