New app revealed for Presidential Inauguration

Official tickets distributed to Congress

Published On: Jan 14 2013 05:37:27 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 14 2013 03:12:44 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Are you looking for information about the Presidential Inauguration? There's a new app for that.

Official tickets were distributed to house members on Monday and senators will receive tickets on Tuesday.

A new mobile app has a map allowing attendees to find access points for their ticket level, as well as the parade route layout.

It also includes a live stream of the ceremony, viewing screen locations, an event schedule and links to inaugural photos and video.

Organizers said they hope the mobile app and a beefed-up volunteer force will help reduce the long lines and confusion that occurred four years ago, when attendees frequently went to the wrong access gate to enter the mall.

"I can't promise you it's going to be perfect, but we're very hopeful it will be a lot better than last time," said Sen. Charles Schumer.

The public inaugural ceremony for President Barack Obama takes place on Monday, Jan. 21. Different colored tickets gives the holder varying access to the ceremony.

Schumer also called on eBay and Craigslist to bar any attempts sell inaugural tickets on their sites which are distributed free.