At this year’s tournament IBM has updated its ‘IBM Seer’ mobile application to combine augmented reality with live location-based video streams of some showcourt matches and 'busy areas’ such as the Aorangi Terrace (aka Henman Hill), and the taxi queues. The 2010 Seer app streams live video from on and off the court based on the user’s exact location.
Available for both iPhone and Android, the free to download app offers live geo-tagged information on queue lengths, food and drink stands and other Wimbledon facilities enabling fans to use the quickest routes to strawberries and cream and catch more of the court action, even if they are on the other side of the grounds.
Both the Android and iPhone versions feature location-aware visualization technology with the augmented reality application acting as a real-time guide and interactive map of the tournament as well as providing up-to-the-second scores, venue and transport information. The app features more than 90 points of interest ranging from the new shop through to the ATM next to centre court.
The Seer applications for Android and iPhone handsets are available by downloading directly from either the iTunes App Store or Android Market.
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