Inauguration Day: There’s an app for that

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The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced the first smartphone app for official inaugural events.

“This inauguration is a celebration of the American people,” said Steve Kerrigan, president and CEO of the PIC. “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 encourages users to serve their communities, offering the ability to look up National Day of Service events around the country.

Users can filter the type of event they are interested in, whether it’s focused on education, health, community resilience, economic development, veterans and military families, faith or the environment.

Once users find the right event for them, they can RSVP and see how many others in their community plan to attend the event.

App users also will be able to find their way to official inaugural events using the maps feature. The maps include essential information such as event access points, portable toilet locations, and viewing screen locations.

“This is the first official smartphone app built for a presidential inauguration,” said Nate Lubin, digital director at the PIC. “We wanted to build a tool that will enable us to reach new people in new ways. This app does just that.”

Other app features include: the full schedule of official events, blog content highlighting aspects of the inauguration, news about official events and access to official photography and video content.

The app also syncs with Facebook, Twitter email and texting.

The PIC app is available for iPhones and Android devices.

It also is available for the iPad.

To download the app go to http://action.2013pic.org/page/s/official-app. 

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