If youâ€™re a Wimbledon fan and you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, and you want to keep up with whatâ€™s happening at this yearâ€™s tennis championship no matter where you happen to be, thereâ€™s a treat in store for you.
Just head over to the App Store and install the Wimbledon iPhone Application.
Itâ€™s free and works on an iPhone running the new OS 3.0 (I have it installed). The minimum requirement is OS 2.0.
Iâ€™m not a huge tennis nor Wimbledon fan but I love this app and being able to check whatâ€™s happening at any moment. In using it now and again over the past couple of days, I note that information is being updated pretty regularly.
As a result, Iâ€™m becoming confident that Iâ€™ll be able to get timely news and results close to when it all happens at Wimbledon, from wherever I happen to be.
As youâ€™ll see from the screenshots on Flickr, the app gives you news, scores, match schedules, draws timeline and videos (these are especially good) via touch points at the bottom of the iPhone screen.
I like the consistent branding in colours and logo, both for Wimbledon itself as well as how sponsor IBM has integrated its logo discreetly into the overall Wimbledon branding.
This is an excellent app. If I had one niggle, it would be that the font used is a bit on the small side for my squinty eyes that need glasses: it would be great if there were a setting to adjust the type size.
An app for the iPhone isnâ€™t all that IBMâ€™s developers have created, though.
[â€¦] The Seer Aggregator is a downloadable Twitter application enabling fans to receive specific Wimbledon real-time ‘tweets’ from a variety sources, including players, commentators and a team of IBM scouts at the event.
Thereâ€™s also an augmented reality experiment with IBM Seer beta for G1 and G2 Android phones (find where the strawberries are!) â€“ check out this video and blog post that clearly explains what it is and how it works.
And with a game for mobile, thereâ€™s plenty about Wimbledon 2009 to keep you informed and entertained for the duration of the championship, from June 22-July 5, wherever you happen to be.
Two words to all the app developers: Nice job!