Android/iOS: Telstra has developed a special Sydney New Year’s Eve app for the 2012 celebrations. While the app will offer neat on-the-spot features including four synchronised light shows involving every phone running the app, what really grabbed us is the offer for customers on any network to preload 50 text messages and then send them free automatically as 2013 kicks in.
You can preload the messages at any time before 6pm AEDT, and they will be automatically sent from midnight. The offer is open to customers on any network, not just Telstra. Aside from saving money, it’s an efficient way of schedule new year messages without having to spend the first minutes of 2013 in a frenzy of texting.
Other features of the app include location maps for viewing the fireworks and a countdown widget (for Android users). You can also send messages to be displayed on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, though only 1500 will be selected. The video above walks through the features in more detail.
The app is a free download for Android and iOS.