Spend New Year's Eve in Times Square with new app

Be part of the Times Square Ball and show up on the big screen

Transmit your New Year's Eve celebrations to somewhere more interesting.

Stuck in your local pub, paying a tenner to get in and a fiver a pint? Now you can escape the annual New Year's Eve anti-climax by being part of one of the world's best known celebrations.

The official Times Square Ball App for iPhone and Android, keeps smartphone users abreast of the A-List party taking place in the New York City landmark.

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You'll be able to watch the live show featuring a host of celebs, witness the first Times Square wedding, be part of hourly countdowns and also see the midnight Ball Drop (I beg your pardon?).

The app also encourages users to submit their New Year's Eve photos, the best of which will be shown on the Toshiba Vision screen at One Times Square.

And if you really want to confound your misery you can check in via Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter to find out exactly how far away you are from the NYC festivities.

Link: Times Square Ball App