The organizers of the Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown have released a newly updated of the mobile app [iOS, Android] allowing people around the word to watch live celebration of the famed ball drop at the New York Times Square.
For this year, the app is said to be more intuitive for novice users and it adds more interaction.
There have been 469,000 people in 184 countries signed up for the app since its first introduction, but we should expect larger adoption with greater emphasis on interaction, including tweets between users and someone acting as the voice of the ball.
The ball weights almost 6-ton with a diameter measured 12 feet and contains more than 32,000 light bulbs. Its 70-foot drop lasts a minute, famously counted out loud to take us to the new year 2014.