Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Inaugural-goers with iPhones will have a distinct advantage

If you're attending the Inauguration in January, and you have an iPhone, CNET reports on a must-have application. And it's even free:

The free 2009 Presidential Inauguration Guide landing screen features an inauguration countdown, as well as the distance the user is from the steps of the Capitol building, where the event takes place.

The application also provides information about metro service and parking garage locations, a Zagat guide of local restaurants, a list of free nearby Wi-Fi zones, and information about the afterparties that are sure to keep Washington abuzz all night.

The application was developed by a law firm and a public relations firm, Patton Boggs and Qorvis, respectively. I trust their abilities to steer people to good restaurants and Wi-Fi zones in D.C., but I think the free/public afterparties will be a little too touch-and-go for an iPhone catalogue. But perhaps Patton-ers and Qorvis-ites are cooler than I am giving them credit for.

Unfortunately, this girl is iPhone-less.

iPhone app navigates Obama inauguration [CNet]

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