The Championships, Wimbledon 2014 for iPhone
By The All England Lawn Tennis Club
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The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited presents the official iPhone app for Wimbledon. The Championships run from 23th June to 6th July 2014. Follow all the action LIVE during the fortnight with the NEW Wimbledon iPhone app.
Key features are:
Order of play.
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.
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 6.0.137
New for the Championships 2014.
A fully redesigned visually rich experience that can be personalised allowing the fan to control the type of information they want to see for the players, event or country of their choice, and also share all content across a variety of social media platforms.
On the plus side this app does do what I want - give me live match details. I do find it less than elegant, navigating isn't easy and very basic. The thing that surprises me most is that you can't link to other parts of the app. For example, looking at order of play it mentions a game currently going on, you can't click it to go to that game you have to navigate to live scores. Again, if you are on live scores you see a player you don't know, rather than clicking on the player's name, you have to go players' information and then search for that player. It's silly I know but it's things like that which make it a good app.
Slow and frustrating
Am quite disappointed with this app. Had to turn off location services as it 'a constantly running and draining my phone battery each day. When viewing a match in live scores or results I want to be able to click on players I don't know. Having no 'all events' in menus is very frustrating as I have to view many events to see all the results - 6 at the moment as I am following singles, doubles & veterans. None if the veteran players are in the app which is another negative point. In fact did whoever designed/wrote this try it out on an end user?!
App looks great but overdone? We'll see
Lots of info, but a simple link to the draw layout would be great, surely the point of this years' championships rather than so many past great moments. Plus the order of play link essential components which I am sure are there, time will tell but this is now the Sunday afternoon before and Wimbledon must surely have scheduled the draw for the first day's play?