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Inaugural 2013 App Has Tools for Attendees, Viewers

Maps, schedules, social network and more for Obama's ceremonial swearing in.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has released a free official app for attendees at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, as well as for those watching from home.

The app includes a schedule of events, maps, volunteer opportunities, a feed for social networking, behind-the-scenes videos and photos and a live stream available Monday for those who won't be there.

The app is available on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Click here to download the app.

Steve Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Inaugural Committee, said in a statement the app is for Americans across the country to share in this moment in history.

"Whether you're in Washington, DC or any other part of the nation, there are plenty of ways to be involved in the inauguration through this app," Kerrigan said.

The volunteer section also uses the phone locator to help find the closest volunteer opportunities for the National Day of Service on Saturday, with dozens of opportunities in Northern Virginia. Users can click through to the events and RSVP.

For attendees, a detailed map helps locate viewing screens, food, first aid, ADA accessible sites, information booths, restrooms and entrance locations.

The parade map will help ticketed spectators find their area, as well as appropriate access points to the route. There's also particular information for parade viewers without a ticket.  

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

Looking for more news and information on the inauguration? Check out Herndon Patch's special Presidential Inauguration 2013 section!

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