It’s that part of the year when tennis fans all across the globe eagerly await yet another Grand Slam tournament with the action shifting to the hard courts of the US. As the sense of tense competition soars and players get ready to pull their socks up for fierce on-field (and off-field) battles, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) have released the Official US Open Tennis Championships 2011 app for Android and iOS users. Packed with live score/news updates, live video streaming (for selected games only), on-demand video highlights, press conferences, in-depth analysis, game schedules, players info, updated draws, venue maps and social networking integration, the official US Open 2011 client won’t let the spirits of hardcore tennis followers fade in a hurry.
While the globally pursued event is scheduled to officially kick-start from August 29 and qualification rounds are in progress, tennis fans can get their hands set on various features of the Official US Open Tennis Championships 2011 app meanwhile. Powered by one of the world’s leading computer systems manufacturer, IBM, and ably supported by special features from American Express, the app brings comprehensive details pertaining to each and every facet of the game ranging from players profile to interactive on-site map guide.
Throughout the whole tournament, you can keep a close check on the live scores and news updates streamed to your device from the various courts of Congressional Country Club, Maryland. You can also check out high quality videos, player interviews, highlights from the past tournaments and memorable Grand Slam moments from the video section.
Switch on to USOpen Radio for live coverage of the best action going on the tennis courts and indulge in a live Q&A session with match commentators via Twitter. Stay updated with the recent activities of your favorite players through live feeds coming in from Twitter and Foursquare. View detailed player info and quick career stats of your favorite male / female tennis stars. Swipe across the Photos page to check out fresh snapshots captured from the action going in and around the playing fields.
Visiting the Open is undoubtedly the best feature of the entire lot. This section of the app is an interactive section for fans planning to catch live tennis action by visiting the venue itself. There is an information-packed venue map that serves as a virtual tour guide and provides information pertaining to key areas around the arena such as hotels, shopping centers, hospitals, diners and other exclusive on-site benefits on an interactive map.
The app promises to keep tennis fans busy and informed throughout the entire tournament through its many features.