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2012 Australian Open Android App

2012 Australian Open Android App

The 2012 Australian Open Android app is a must-have for the diehard tennis fan looking to stay up-to-date with the latest scores, news, and match updates from this year’s first Grand Slam tournament.

  • Version: 1.10
  • Size: 1.47MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Sports
  • Price: Free

The 2012 Australian Open runs from Monday, January 16th to Sunday, January 29th and this app acts as your information hub for the entire tournament (with a straightforward homescreen that offers one-click navigation to nearly all of its content).

Let’s jump straight to arguably the best feature of this Android app, the live Radio coverage you can stream directly from the app itself. If you aren’t able to watch the matches on TV or online, this is easily the second best option. You can even submit questions directly to the announcers in the booth, which they read aloud and answer periodically.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending in person, use the “Event Guide” section to access seating charts, public transportation details, gate opening times, and places to shop/eat once inside (plus a whole lot more information you may want to reference). If you aren’t so lucky, use the “Photos” and “Video” sections to feel closer to the action.

As you’d expect from such an app, the “Scores” section provides the latest point updates for ongoing matches (or final scores for completed matches). For matches that are in progress, scores are updated every 30 seconds for nearly real-time match tracking. If you’d like to find out when your favorite players are in action, use the “Draws” section to view all match-ups in the respective brackets (men’s & women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles).

One apparent drawback to this app is that it seems a majority of the information is being pulled straight from the Australian Open website database, which slows the app’s responsiveness and general loading times for certain sections (e.g. Draws).

  

  

Pros:

  • Official 2012 Australian Open Android app
  • Real-time scores, draws, and schedule
  • Live, in-app radio coverage
  • Extensive event guide for tournament attendees
  • Complete player information database

Areas for improvement:

  • Add match scores widget
  • Option to “follow” players and get their match alerts/updates

Conclusion: With the 2012 Australian Open in full swing, this Android app is your connection to real-time tournament updates while on the go.

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