September 3, 2010

It Must Be (App) Love!

The U.S. Open is here at last! Yay! While I personally can’t be courtside to see every rocket-powered forehand or designer-inspired tennis fashion mistake, I will be keeping up religiously and, I have to say, giddily, with the U.S. Open app I just downloaded to my iPhone. Talk about U.S. Open love! Have you seen this thing? Playing around with this app is almost as much fun as being right there in the stadium court at Flushing Meadows. You can be anywhere and feel like you’re courtside.

This app is what I believe a techno-geek would call sexy. I mean it looks good. Real good. Sure, its got all of the basics—draws and brackets, live scores, schedules of upcoming matches. But how about pics of the Jonas Brothers performing at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day? Not your thing? How about the incredible video of Robert Kendrick making it through the qualies? Or the latest tweets from featured players like Andy Roddick and Venus Williams? Even Serena is there with you! The U.S. Open iPhone app has it all.

And there’s more! One of my favorite features is sure to be radio. Not only will it let you hear live play-by-play from some great commentators, but you can submit your own insightful questions that might actually be answered on air. My questions include: Where can I buy a shirt like the one the ball boys wear? Is that Serena in the stands? Which one of the Bryan brothers is Bob? Fun, right?

Now, if you are one of the lucky few who actually attends this year’s Open, you must get this app. There is an entire “Visiting the Open” section that not only tells you where all of the bathrooms are, but also goes into delicious detail about your U.S. Open dining options. How else would you know about the Mojito Restaurant & Bar’s refreshing cucumber and mint mojitos?

In conclusion, this app has managed to make the U.S. Open even more fun and interactive—whether you’re at Flushing Meadows or not. It’s a must-have.

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