July 3, 2009, 9:39 am
Innovation at Wimbledon
By Henry Woodbury
But this year’s Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club is also host to several IT innovations, most dramatically a smartphone application that superimposes match data on top of the phone’s video display.
IBM, Wimbledon’s long-term IT partner, developed the “Seer Android” app for the T-Mobile G1 mobile phone:
Pointing a G1 phone at a court, for example, would tell the user the court number, details of the current and previous matches and Twitter comments from experts and players, such as Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
That’s terrible. It looks too low for one thing, but worse, it looks like an awful background to try to pick up a lob.
Posted by Jon Peltier on July 4, 2009 at 11:08 am