Right after Christmas and Boxing Day, it’s time to focus on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re hosting, heading out for the night or enjoying the night with family, these apps will help you usher in the new year.
Apps to get you home safe
Hotel Tonight (free)
Transit App (free)
Taking public transportation? Pull up the Transit app to pull up schedules, real-time vehicle locations and trip planners in major cities across Canada and the United States. Apple App Store, Google Play
If you drink, don’t drive. Pull up the Uber app and request a ride in minutes. Uber connects you with a personal driver so you can get home safely. Add your credit card so you don’t have to worry about having cash on hand. Apple App Store, Google Play, Blackberry App World
For the designated driver
Maps for iOS7 (free)
If you’re driving, Maps for iOS 7 gives turn-by-turn directions, interactive 3D views and my favourite Flyover feature will get you to your destination on time.
Apps to Countdown
New Years 2014 Countdown ($0.99)
Whether you have a large or intimate gathering, this countdown clock will help count down to the start of a new year. Shake your device to hear noisemakers. Use your Apple TV and AirPlay to display the countdown clock on your TV and even move your device’s clock ahead to have an early countdown with the kids. Apple App Store
New Year’s Live ($1.99)
Countdown with countries all around the world including New York’s Time Square. Live tourist cameras will take you across the U.S and internationally to Tokyo, Amsterdam, Hamburg and more. Apple App Store
Time Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App (free)
Watch New Year’s Eve festivities live from Time Square including musical performances, celebrity appearances and of course the famous Waterford Crystal ball drop from your mobile device. Apple App Store, Google Play
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