Love the action that happens on New Year’s Eve in Times Square but just can’t be there? With the free Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App 2013 by Countdown Entertainment, you can get virtually close.
With the app, you can discover the: who, what, when, where and why about this celebration in this special location, including the history, news, weather, photos, map and event schedule.
You can watch events as they are being streamed live leading up to the magic moment as well as other exclusive content. You can also send New Year’s Eve (NYE) cards to friends and family and even submit them. You might just have your picture featured on the mega Toshiba Vision Screen at One Times Square right beneath the NYE ball.
The latest version appropriately numbered, 2.0.13, has been updated for the countdown to 2013 with the usual cheering. It also has an authentic rendering of Times Square along with animated lighting & effects and an animated ball drop . It’s also easily configurable for any time zone change so you have the right time zone for where you live. The app is free and available from the iTunes store.
If you prefer to turn your iOS device into a party noisemaker, New Year’s Noise, by Stuart Rubin Software turns your phone into a customized party accessory. It allows you to select your favourite location as a background whether it be the CN Tower in Toronto, Times Square in NYC, the French Quarters in New Orleans or maybe even the Colosseum in Rome to name a few. The app sells for $0.99 from the iTunes store.
To end the year 2012, I would like to thank all of you for you continuous support of CanoeTech Blog and would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.
Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.