Can't Get to the Inauguration? There's an App for That

A new app connects users with nationwide inaugural events and service opportunities.

Posted: 01/14/2013 11:12 AM EST

Being stuck at home or work isn't a reason to miss out on the inauguration festivities this year. The Presidential Inauguration Committee has released a new iPhone and Android app that will live stream events, including President Obama's public swearing-in on Jan. 21.

"This inauguration is a celebration of the American people," said Steve Kerrigan, the committee's president and CEO. "That's why we've designed our app to make sure folks across this country don't miss a moment of history. Whether you're in Washington, D.C., or any other part of the nation, there are plenty of ways to be involved in the inauguration through this app."

The app will provide maps to help people navigate their way to events in Washington and to locate nationwide events associated with the inauguration and National Day of Service activities. Other features include blogs and access to official photography and video content. Users also will be able to post comments and photos to their Facebook and Twitter feeds.

It's the first-ever official inauguration smart phone app, but not the last. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies will launch on Monday a mobile website that performs like an app. It will live stream the swearing-in ceremony, provide maps for ticket holders and non-ticket holders and information on what not to bring and links to the Secret Service's Twitter feed.

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