Can’t be in Times Square for New Year’s Eve? The Times Square Ball App for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android could be the next best thing.
The free app features a live video feed of the New Year’s Eve festivities from Times Square, offering six-and-a-half hours of bands, frolic and festivities without any commercials in between. There’s also a customizable countdown clock to 2011, situated front and center on the main screen of the app and adjustable for the time zone of the user.
Users can check in to Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter through the app, which will show them precisely how far they are away from Times Square. The app also invites users to submit photos of their revelry and debauchery, and then vote on photos submitted by other users. The photos with the most votes will be shown on the huge video screen atop One Times Square, just underneath the Waterford Crystal ball that makes its annual descent at midnight.
Produced by Monday Sessions Media, developed by HAAS/créa, and streaming components developed by Livestream LLC., it’s available now on the Android Market and App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it requires iOS 3.0 or later.[youtube gblEksjBNuA]