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IBM outs Wimbledon app for Android smartphones

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon June 22, 2009

IBM outs Wimbledon app

A smartphone app developed by IBM will allow attendees at the currently ongoing Wimbledon tennis tournament to access information and extra content related to the game, according to a Monday report. Called Seer Android, the service is being tested using T-Mobile G1 handsets. It superimposes stats in real time onto a video feed from the G1's camera, as well as Twitter comments from players and experts, including Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

For example, pointing the G1 at a court would tell the user the court number as well as details of the current and previous matches.

"It's about visualising data in a different way," said IBM Client Executive for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Alan Flack.

IBM has also developed a Twitter aggregator that combines Wimbledon-related content into one channel as well as a data app for Apple's iPhone.

by MacNN Staff



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