On Monday, January 21st, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be sworn in and will begin their second term in office. The 2013 Presidential inauguration will be the 57th in history.
If you're interested in following the day's events, nothing can beat actually being there. But if life circumstance are preventing you from making the trip to our nation's capital, a smartphone app with a livestream is better than nothing.
The Inaugural Committee has just released the official Inaugural 2013 app, the first-ever app dedicated entirely to a Presidential inauguration. It's available for download today for both iOS and Android.
For those who wish to track the day's events as they unfold from afar, the app will feature a livestream of the swearing-in.
The app also features schedules of the events and a social stream which will take in relevant posts from various social networks. There's also a tool to "find out how you can continue the first family’s tradition of service by volunteering in your community," in honor of a National Day of Service scheduled for this Saturday.
If you're attending the inauguration, the app can be of some worth to you as well. One word: maps.
"Use the maps to find your way to events like President Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in on the National Mall and the inaugural parade," says the appmaker.
Upon loading the app, interested people can also sign up for SMS updates from the Inaugural Committee.