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My iPhone Experiment – 2010 Australian Open

Thanks to my wife, I am a huge tennis fan. Every time a Grand Slam event takes place, I’m guaranteed to lose sleep as I’m watching late matches in bed. The first Grand Slam event of 2010, the Australian Open, starts 1st round play tonight, and IBM has come through with an excellent iPhone app to follow the action.

IBM has teamed with all of the Grand Slam events in the past to design each event’s website. They’ve taken that experience and applied it to the corresponding iPhone apps for each event. I am able to access everything I need to follow the tournament, including the schedule of play, the draws for all of the tournament brackets, live scores of matches in progress, and live audio from Australian Open Radio. I can even see Twitter updates from players in the tournament (not during their matches, of course).

The app is free and, if the previous app for the U.S. Open is any indication, is very stable and full of great functionality for any tennis fan.