Your smartphone can do more for you on New Year’s Eve than just call a taxi or drunk text your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. In this article, we’ll show you some useful New Year’s Eve apps for your iPhone, Android, and even a couple for the Blackberry, Windows Phone, and the Palm phone if you have those devices.
Here are some useful applications for your smartphone that will help you have a better experience on New Year’s Eve.
Foursquare (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Windows)
Apps like Foursquare disclose your current location to those that you give access. For privacy reasons, you might think that is a bad idea, but if done right, Foursquare can help you find your friends if you get separated. At least leave a trail for others to follow if need be.
Find Friends (iPhone, iPod Touch)
This was an app that Apple put out with iOS5. Locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in with an Apple ID you use with iCloud. Add your friends and this can be a road map you share only with a select few.
Me911 (Android, iPhone, plus more)
Me911 is a service. Not only can you locate friends, but you can also do so if they don’t have their phones. Wristbands, keychains, and more to alert authorities who you are and any important medical information. The virtual locker you purchase for $29.99 / year can hold more important data if hospitals need it.
Find My Phone Siren (Android)
Very interesting app, if you lost your phone, just go to another Android phone and press the power button 4 times. The service will make your phone chirp, and show you on a map where it could be. You can also lock or wipe a phone remotely if someone has stolen it.
You make a friends list. If you are in trouble, send a message in URGENT mode. It will make your friends phones scream, even if they are on vibrate. Of course, they need to install the app, too.
Last Call (iPhone)
If you are in a bar and had a few drinks, this app will help you determine if you should call a cab home. You can also use the app to try and determine how much you can drink without getting wasted.
Emergency Contact (iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone)
This is an application that will let people know who to contact or if you have any issues like allergies to medication.
Times Square New Years App (iPhone, Android)
If you cannot be in New York, or after partying in New York you find yourself in Philadelphia around midnight, don’t worry. Pull out this app and you can watch the Times Square ball drop just as if you were there. Then go back to partying.