IBM Offers Tennis Apps for 2015 US Open
Tech company IBM unveiled Wednesday an array of new and enhanced technologies designed to capture, analyze, and deliver real-time scores and insights to fans of the 2015 US Open tennis tournament.
IBM is teaming with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to bring a combination of predictive analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies that will enable tennis enthusiasts to follow every US Open serve, volley and match point in real-time.
Whether they are courtside at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, watching from home or keeping up on the action and scores on their mobile device, tennis fans will have technology to stay connected with the tournament, suggests IBM.
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The immersive and engaging digital experience IBM and USTA are serving during the 2015 US Open tournament features a variety of new and improved offerings, including:
- For the first time, IBM’s streaming analytics technology will automatically identify and alert the USTA to record-breaking player achievements and milestones in real-time, enabling significant championship stats and personal career highlights to be shared with fans via social media, Web and news sources.
- An enhanced IBM SlamTracker application featuring deeper analysis of player and ball position data to provide a better understanding of emerging player and match dynamics. This feature augments match analysis by uncovering hidden performance patterns that impact player performance and dynamics that influence the outcome of a match.
- A Social Share feature has been added to SlamTracker to allow fans to instantly share emerging match insights with friends and followers via Facebook.
- Redesigned and refreshed mobile apps – for Apple iPad and iPhone, and Android devices – loaded with enriched analytics will better inform and keep fans connected to US Open matches and insights.
Throughout the tournament, fans can instantly access a vast range of tennis stats and information, including scores, in-depth analysis and live video.
According to IBM, mobile apps for Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android devices designed and developed by IBM, and Interactive Experience in collaboration with the USTA place match stats and tennis court action at fans’ fingertips to enhance their overall US Open experience.
The US Open mobile apps also offer an interactive and informative second-screen experience for fans watching the tournament on TV.