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.
I like the welcome page visually and atmosphere report for weather dependent London but, here is what needs to be better:
From home page I expect to touch "live" and go directly to live radio or video, not a blog to read on a small screen. Also too many steps to get to live scores; perhaps integrate the two [live radio calls and scores like Roland Garros]. Additionally, why not make it easier to wind the most recent tourney info on a player so you can know if they are out or not? Favorites is a bit useless the last thing I want to know is bio, as an avid follower (we know most of that trivial info already); consider using "Faves" to take user directly to latest tournament results of a player. That is why we use an app on the go, to catch live action, to get player standings, and current scores easily. Everything else is secondary. Think about how to allow an app user to access the most basic and rewarding info quickly and easily (especially in USA) where there is virtually no network tv coverage nor priority for good tennis news reports. This is why I rely on grand slam event apps because tennis is all but ignored when all tennis fans want is coverage just 4 times a year, a couple of weeks for goodness sake=(.
Great tournament, disappointing app
Certain features are fine, for example Match Scores, News/Photos, etc. The Draws section is odd - on a normal draw, you can trace which opponent a player will meet in the next round - not here. There's no shading or lines to indicate whether their next matchup would be the one above or below them in the draw. Also, the Live Updates need to actually be updated, especially with the recent weather delays/match suspensions, the content needs to be refreshed every 30 minutes so fans have a clue as to when matches might resume. Lastly, during the weather issues yesterday, the main page of the app said "Play Suspended" but there was play on all courts. Simple fixes would go a long way.
Pretty but needs work on functionality
The site looks great but it's really hard to find basic information. It's amazing how long I searched for match times and actually gave up and went to the TV listings. Also had a hard time getting the favorite player functionality to work and seems it would then give you alert options like most sports apps do but it didn't. When I finally got the stars to light up next to the names of my favorites (that was harder than it should be) I was completely unclear what that would then provide for me. And it also didn't alert me to match times for my favorites. So really good
looking but needs a fair amount of work in functionality.
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- Updated: Jun 24, 2016
- Version: 8.1
- Size: 130 MB
- Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.