Being a part of the Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve celebrations that are watched all over the world is an amazing feeling. This year you can be even more involved with a custom smart phone app.
NYE 2012 is a one stop Sydney New Year’s app, who wouldn’t want to see one of their celebratory messages beamed up onto the Harbour Bridge for the world to see? Well this app is making it possible for iPhone and Android phone users.
There are so many amazing features within this genius app but my absolute favourite is the synchronisation of the fireworks and light colours with phone screens. At certain times of the celebrations, users’ phones will light up in the same colour as the show so the crowd will become an extension of the spectacular.
The app also has a whole bunch of information about the night’s events, including timetables and maps of things that are happening around the city, with information on venue capacity and public service announcements.
Most ingeniously though, using this app, you can pre-write up to fifty free text messages from now up until 6pm on New Year’s Eve for Telstra to distribute at midnight. This should help the servers cope with the estimated sixty-one million texts that will be sent out on the night. Yikes!
Download it here or search NYE 2012 in your app store.
Happy, healthy and safe New Year’s everyone!