Nole is the first player to come out with an official app (yes, an app) for both iPhone and Android. Now the response of the vast crowd of Nole haters will undoubtedly involve jumping up and down decrying the app as yet another example of Novak’s arrogance (“Who does he think he is? An app for a person?”). Yet for even the casual fan of Djokovic, the app is really kind of awesome.
The Home tab has where he’s playing and the scoreboard. Easy and convenient, especially with the ATP site frequently being on the fritz. Stats about his career may not interest you much. But how about how he’s faired against top 10 players since 2009, including tournament and score? I had completely blocked out that 2010 loss to Verdasco in Rome!
And for the full-blown borderline stalker, uber Nole fan, the amount of content in the multimedia section is nothing short of insane. There are 210 albums of pictures, dating all the way back to 2005, each chock full of pics. Some up to 50 or 60! There are also over 60 videos, snippets from tournament press conferences, wall papers, and more.
You can also connect with fellow Djokovic fans from around the world and if you link the app with you Facebook account, you ask Nole questions and he will respond to some in videos.
So while it may seem extreme to have an app dedicated to one person, overall it is an interesting experiment in social media and connecting a player with his fans. Whether more players will follow suit will remain to be seen, but for a free app, the Djokovic app is certainly with downloading and checking out.