Much better than other GS apps 4/5
I do agree with other reviewer that I would like to be able to use audio from other apps. Other than that, I like that the app does the basics well, scores, draws, news.
Fast updates 5/5
Good to quickly check multiple scores in realtime
Good info 4/5
I like the app it's easy to find scores and schedules and has lots of good stories about my favorite players.
Fixed the audio pausing issue 4/5
Solid app now that the audio issue is fixed
Cool site 5/5
Easy to use and good info
Why do you have to be connected to wifi to use this app?
Overall good app for checking up on the AO. Very pleased.
Only iPhone 1/5
I think it is pathetic that this app is only available in iphone format and not in ipad format.
AO 2017 5/5
By Aureo Alvarez
Very complete App. All information you will need is in there. Congratulations
Really ? 4/5
No iPad specific app for a Grand Slam ? Booooo !
Pauses any other audio. Hopeless! 1/5
Incredible to think in this day a major tennis tournament releases an app that won't even let you listen to any other audio while using it. Simply pathetic. So listening to music, podcast, audio book, and watching the scores is impossible and hence makes this apps practically useless. Basically have to resort to using the website. How this was released even without testing is unthinkable.
Not user friendly 1/5
By Dusti Haus
No link to player's profile, you'd have to manually exit the score board and go to a different tab to view player's bio. It would be helpful to view the schedule in my time zone.
Poor effort 2/5
Audio issues noted by others aside, the functionality is diminished over previous years and other grand slam apps. The player names on score pages or draw pages link only as far as match details, where the names there are not active links, while those on schedule pages link nowhere - nothing links to player profiles, which can only be reached directly from the main menu. The profiles themselves are extremely limited, do not show grand slam histories or matches completed. Nor do they aggregate photos, videos, or interviews for the player. Those must tediously be found by scrolling through those sections as they cannot be searched by player name. This stuff would seem so obvious that it leaves the impression that the developers were either clueless or lazy, but to be fair, maybe they were not provided adequate resources or time.
Useless App 1/5
Please update in real time for all time zones! The Draws page with scores has almost no info updated on it. So glad I didn't pay for this useless app.
Only one flaw. 4/5
The app is practically perfect. I get all the info I can need. The schedule is updated fairly quickly.
The one flaw. I can't listen to my music and browse through the app. Horrid. Please fix.
No iPad app 1/5
Why is there no iPad specific app this year? Without an iPad app, I have the choice of accessing AO site via browser or using an iPhone specific app in 2X mode which is ugly and inefficient use of space (particularly on iPad Pro 12.9"). Since I dislike using browser,I am stuck with ugly/inefficient iPhone app on my iPad.
Much Better 5/5
I like how I can see the schedule 2 days in advance much better App than before
Could use more details 3/5
Does not list players full names, assuming you know. Also doesn't tell where in the point they are: is it an ace? Double fault? Also need time zone info. I am in CST but how does that translate to AO?
This should not be that hard ... 1/5
By Eating In Palo Alto
After all these years of tournaments coming up with apps for their tournaments, why can't they just get it right?
Top issue is hijacking the audio.
Next issue is the time zone ... you know where I am, why can't you have the schedule on the right day?
How many ways can we make it hard to read a draw?
Video bug 2/5
As soon as I watch one highlight video, or sometimes even when I don't watch one, the whole list of videos disappears. The only way to bring it back is to hard reset the app. Then I have to do it again after every time I watch a video. Yay
Silences Other Apps 1/5
By Outrageous tv!
The app is difficult to use with other apps as it mutes others from playing in the background.
Very poor! 2/5
This Aussie Open app is as bad as the French Open app...no head to head stats on the players facing off,no career stats such as rankings,prize money.And anyway what idiot decided to call the Australian Tennis Open AO ....sounds like AA ...for people with a drinking problem.
Overrides background audio 1/5
Please fix this defect immediately, stupid and unnecessary limitation to the app that you can't listen to music / other audio sources while using it.
App worked well until 2/5
The app worked well until I clicked on the news feed and now it is locked up. The "done" button is grayed out.
Great App 5/5
I enjoy all information that is available at AusOpen.
No user time zone? 1/5
By Radu Grama
Hello AO! It is 2017 and you have a global audience that expects in a mobile app to have times displayed in the user's time zone, or both user and event time zone, or if it's just in event time zone then specify it somewhere.
Great update! 5/5
Please add options to download draws or add calendar matches
Meets expectations but silences my phone 3/5
The AO2017 app has what I'd expect from a grand slam app, but it doesn't want you to listen to your music or podcasts when you're using it. As someone who expects most of her apps not to meddle with its neighbors, I'm disappointed that the developers chose to incorporate this function, silencing other apps. Why not mute other apps when I open up an audio source (e.g. a video clip) from the AO app?
Audio highjacker 1/5
The new update for 2017 high-jacks your audio so you cannot listen to a program in the background. But the app has no audio other than the radio feed which isn't yet operating. So it's just very sloppy app development.
Videos are useless 1/5
Can't watch multiple videos in a row. It freezes. This app has not been QA'd properly...
Great app to have at the tennis! 5/5
Been great while at the tennis
Has potential 2/5
By Azazel Gine
It would be a good app if it didn't crash so much. I missed several games, particularly, the later stages of the AO due to the app nit working. Get it right please.
By the safe route
For any fan or player wanting (needing) to keep up to date on scores, finding a reliable source is paramount. This site is NOT it. As a percentage, this site is functioning properly far less than 5% of the time. I have an iPhone 6. I have no issues with Internet connectivity, nor do I have issues with any of the other (approximately 30) apps downloaded on my phone; EXCEPT THIS ONE!
Virtually every time I try to look up a score, it shows the score of a "match in progress" THAT COMPLETED THE DAY BEFORE! When I try to look at the the schedule of matches, it says, "There are no matches scheduled for today"; and it won't allow me to check any other days. When I try to look at the draws, it's just a blank page.
This app is garbage!! I get better, more accurate info, a lot quicker just searching BING or going to ESPN. DOBT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS!
It would not let me submit this without clicking a "star" rating. I HAD to give it one....only because it wouldn't allow ZERO!!!!!
Stopped working 2/5
Within the last 24 hours, the app stopped accessing schedules and scores. Only a blank screen comes up. Have closed out, refreshed, and tried on different devices, and the problem still persists.
Cool app 5/5
Good app. I do wish it had a feature for telling the time of the match in American time, such as EST, or at least note somewhere "all times are Australian local." Also, it would be cool if it noted TV coverage somewhere. Otherwise, it's as advertised and a great app!
AussieAussieAussie-OyOyOy – Oy Vey! 1/5
This app is so bad/buggy it is unusable. Worst iPhone app for a tennis Grand Slam in over 5 years.
WTH happened down there – too much Fosters, not enough testing/debugging?
Awesome interface and information 5/5
By Hence is
Information wise it's great. Gives you player info, schedule and scores, and cool match stats.
Lots of bugs... 1/5
Doesn't refresh, crashes a lot even with the update
The app is terrible this year. The scores don't update timely. The highlight videos are HORRENDOUS!! The camera angles on them are terrible! Very disappointed.
Excellent App 5/5
This app is excellent!!
some sections dont show sometimes, real time updates r slow etc
Incredibly bad App (2016) 1/5
By The Saint X
Another year, another flop for this app.
It's terrible. Scores don't get updated on time, navigating the draws is a nightmare, because it understand almost every movement of the finger as a tap and then it either goes into the next or last round or, worst, into the match details, which takes forever to load (at times more than 5 minutes!!!!!!).
Match detail is very poor and illogical: for example, 3/20 breaks/opportunities is worst than 1/1, because the latter is "100%"! Are these guys stupid?
I can't understand the reason why ATP's official app can't coexist with Grand Slam apps. That's nonsense.
Full of bugs 1/5
By Amir reza asiaie
When I go to score tab, it doesn't show the score. The score part is empty. I need to tap on a particular match and see the result. It was working before, but it doesn't work now
Bugs Bugs Bugs 1/5
By Al on the coast
This app is crap.
Doesn't update the scores in the draw as matches are completed. Such a basic requirement.
The stats section is missing vital statistics and the font and colour choices are terrible by any UI standard.
With all the $$ the tournament makes you would think they could get this right.
Downloaded only to delete it. 1/5
By Alex, the app critic af
Can't even open the app, just crashes before it can open. Truly poorly done. Crashes non stop no matter what I do. If you can fix this it would be appreciated. Device: iPhone 6s Plus
Stopped working 2/5
IBM apps for grand slams have been improving slowly overtime, however, this time the app does not update brackets, schedule or live scores at all. It needs fixes.
Great as usual 5/5
Another good AO app.
Australian open app 4/5
Had to reinstall app. Now it seems to work fine again