I love Wimbledon. I’m not much of a tennis fan, but something about the Championships has always, always attracted me. The history of the event, the legendary duels that took place, the all-white dress code that still exists today. I usually tune in only for the finals, or for the semis once in a while, but I’m always keeping track of the score.
And, fortunately, this time around the organizers have made it even easier to do so with their app. Developed in association with IBM (who have for long been present at the tournament, compiling statistics in detail) has some cool stuff in it. Sure, the look isn’t great (and it seems to be down to IBM here, who worked on the US Open golf app, and that wasn’t a beauty either), but they’ve innovated in certain aspects.
One feature that the app proudly touts is Live @Wimbledon, a commentary service with three channels, one for Center Court and Court No.1 (where the big matches occur) and an additional one. There are also ton of video previews, interviews, highlights, and the lot, and profiles of all the players competing. If you’re lucky enough to be in London for the tournament, the app also has a feature to help you locate all the facilities around the courts.
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