Ring In the New Year with Official Times Square Ball App
By on December 31st, 2011

Millions of us around the globe will be celebrating the onset of a new year tonight. Now, there is an app for that! You can be a part of all the excitement of Times Square with the “Official Times Square Ball App”. It is available in both iTunes and Android markets.

You can see a screenshot of the main screen pictured below. The app lets you enjoy all of the action of the live show including all of the celebrity cameos and live music.

Main Screen

Courtesy of iTunes App Store

There’s a lot more too. Check out this list courtesy of the Android Market:

* Participate in the celebration by submitting your New Year’s photo for friends, family and other revelers to vote on.

* Their favorites may be selected to be seen on the Toshiba Vision sign atop One Times Square directly beneath the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball on December 31st! The selected photos will also be featured on the LIVE Show.

* Discover everything you need to know about the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration including the history, news, weather, photos, relevant maps and LIVE Show schedule.

* Send New Year’s Eve kisses and share photos with friends and family.

* Watch live streaming of the events in Times Square leading up to New Year’s Eve throughout December as well as the highlight promo and other exclusive video content.

* Customize your Toshiba Countdown Clock with your personal photo and time zone.

* Check-in via Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter to find out how far away you are from Times Square.

Sounds like a lot of fun! Here is a YouTube video if you would like to get a closer look.

I had the pleasure several years ago, to tour the Waterford Crystal plant where the Times Square Ball is made. They actually had a replica of the ball there for us to see up close. It is incredible to see the skill and craftsmanship that goes into it. I wish someday I will get the opportunity to see the ball drop from Times Square. Until then, I will have to enjoy apps like this.

It has been a wild ride for me this year. I wish for you and yours all the best and a Happy New Year!!!!

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Darrin is an IT manager for a large electrical contractor in Louisville KY. He is married and has 3 kids. He loves helping people with their technology needs. He runs a blog called Say Geek!

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