The official Wimbledon 2012 app is one of the "must-have" apps for the summer, guaranteed to delight even the most casual tennis fan. It's an app that provides up-to-date live scores as well as interviews, commentaries, photos and video.
Current Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic will be out to seek revenge for his defeat against Rafael Nadal in the recent French Open Championships at Roland Garos. Roger Federer has won here six times and certainly will be well in the picture when we whittle down to the final four. But what about Andy Murray? Britain's only hope for any success and with England's soccer team exiting the Euro 2012 at the quarter final stage, fans will be hoping for something to cheer. The biggest event in the tennis calendar is here and now you don't have to miss a single ball being served up in anger.
The new and official app (which is free by the way) brings live scores, past results and articles on each of the big players. Granted, there is little in the way of hot gossip here and more about how their "hopes and aspirations are ready this summer" but for a free app, this does not half serve up a treat. What I particularly liked was the live score centre; it even updates which player is in serve. You can easily check on previous round scores and the information and statistics on each player reads like a Wikipedia profile and more.
The app even brings some nice images too and with news articles and data updated by IBM, you get the feel this is a heavyweight app which you can probably happily delete, once the fortnight is over on July 8.
The app has been available for several days on the iOS iTunes store but Android users had to wait for a few bugs to be ironed out. These were ready to go by Monday morning, when the championships began and the app is working a treat without any user complaints. This app is going to work a dream for those tennis buffs having lunch in New York during their working break and checking on the ball-by-ball live scores via their chosen platform. Yes, I can be serious, and who would have thought one could achieve that during the days when John McEnroe won his three Wimbledon titles in the early 1980s?