For anyone who wants to experience the New Year's Eve ball drop, but beat the massive crowds, there's an app for that.
The "Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App" promises news and updates from the Times Square Ball.
It allows users to virtually follow the ball as it slides into the New Year, in any time zone.
It also provides a link to the official six-hour broadcast program that in the past has been viewed primarily on TV.
The official Times Square Ball app is available for free download in the Android Marketplace and iTunes Store.