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First Night Raleigh 2016 Mobile App Now Available

The anticipation of ringing in 2016 is now at the fingertips of guests attending First Night Raleigh 2016, in thanks to an innovative mobile app created exclusively for the Triangle’s favorite New Year’s Eve tradition. For the fourth consecutive year, Fidelity has sponsored the First Night Raleigh mobile app, created by Blue Pane Studio. It can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The First Night Raleigh mobile app is designed to enhance the planning of the festivalgoer, as well as seeing what is “on tap” as the night progresses. The First Night Raleigh 2016 mobile app can be downloaded at:

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The mobile app will provide a complete list of all performances and activities happening during First Night Raleigh 2016. With an interactive map that will show where events are and easiest routes for access, festivalgoers can plan their own New Year adventure. Other features include:

  • Event Planning tool to pre-plan your activities and customize an itinerary, which can be shared with friends and family.
  • Rating scale of individual performances.
  • Social media connections to First Night Raleigh’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.
  • Career resolutions and links to learn more about job opportunities at Fidelity.

“Fidelity is pleased to extend our partnership with First Night Raleigh 2016 in helping thousands of people navigate the events downtown on December 31,” said Tara Amaral, Senior Vice President of Fidelity Talent Acquisition. “This year we’ve added functionality to the app that will assist folks in planning and capturing their First Night Raleigh experience.”

“Fidelity Investments’ support and expertise have been instrumental in our efforts to integrate technology into every aspect of our programming,” said Michael Lowder, Artsplosure Executive Director. “This year’s edition of the mobile app adds lots of new, innovative tools, which will truly enhance festival goers’ experience.”

The app is now available for free download on iPhones, iPads, iPods and the most popular models of Android phones. The inaugural First Night Raleigh app ranked among the top 200 downloads from the Apple Store.

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