The Championships, Wimbledon 2016 are one the major highlights of the sporting summer in Britain and can be followed in minute detail thanks to a dedicated Wimbledon app. So you can track Andy Murray’s progress all the way from first round through to the Men’s Final two weeks later (here’s hoping anyway).
Whether you want to follow every match or just your favourite players, this app is the complete package, delivering every last detail of the tournament at your fingertips.
The app can be found on iTunes for use on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. On the Google Play store you’ll find a version for Android devices.
Wimbledon app review
Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the tennis year, runs from June through to July 2016 at the iconic All England Club in south-west London. Coverage will be everywhere across the BBC, thanks to on-demand services and a raft of dedicated digital channels.
But when you’re not able to sit glued to all the action in front of the TV, the Wimbledon app is the ideal way to track what’s going on all the way from Centre Court through to Court 18.
Each version of the app is slightly different, but broadly speaking they offer a full range of interactive media, results, draws, order of play and so on.
One feature we really like the look of is the player alerts, which mean you can set up notifications for your favourite men and women. So whether it’s Murray, Federer, Sharapova or Williams, you can keep tabs on every step they take during the fortnight.
The depth of detail on every aspect of the tournament, from player biographies to views of the courts are fabulous.
And best of all you can watch or listen to the Live @ Wimbledon Video and Live @ Wimbledon Radio services available through the iPhone and Android versions. (The radio service is not available on the iPad version, though the video function is). You should be able to watch the key matches through the app.
Customise The Content You See
My Wimbledon lets you customise content, while the all-important weather forecast is easy to find. Social Hill delivers live ‘social insights’ from Wimbledon.
And once all the buzz of the fortnight is over, the Wimbledon app will keep fuelling your tennis passion. It not only covers the build-up, qualifying and the live tournament, but will also keep updating all year round with Wimbledon and tennis news and videos.
There is even access to an online shop so you can purchase a bit of memorabilia – just like being at SW19 itself, only without the queues! A bowl of strawberries and cream and you’re there.
The iPad Wimbledon app has some interesting features like the 360’ video and live time-lapse cameras which you cannot get on the iPhone or Android versions. So it’s worth downloading the iPad app separately even if you already have the standard mobile version.