5 apps for your NYE party

  • Compiled by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2015 19:19 IST
Evidently, there’s more to mobile phones at parties than shooting selfies


Four rounds of beer (or two tequila shots) down, it’s time to hit the dance floor. But what if you’ve got guests who go “I can’t dance”. Enter Bounden. Two people hold a phone from two ends, and move it to make an on-screen sphere pass through rings. In effect, it makes you dance. It’s a bit of a cheat. But desperate times call for desperate apps.

Sing! Karaoke

Love karaoke, but the local pub’s too crowded on New Year’s Eve? Bring it home. The song list doesn’t stop in the previous decade, and you can put your recording on Smule’s network. Who knows? Among your friends might be the next karaoke sensation-in-the-making.


A great party needs great music. Imagine you’ve got Taylor Swift and Rihanna, and your friends want Honey Singh. Wynk lets you choose across genres, and has playlists for all tastes — from EDM hits to Coke Studio to retro Bollywood. Plus, it pairs brilliantly with Chromecast.

Heads Up

Move up from Taboo to the virtual guessing game. Pick a category — celebs, movies, animals, among others — hold the phone over your forehead and let others give you your clues. Unlike Taboo, there are no ‘taboo words’. It’s a great icebreaker. And, oh, Ellen DeGeneres plays it on her show.


You can’t get away with Bloody Mary and Screwdriver every year. So, bring in a professional. The app puts the recipe for most cocktails at your fingertips. You could also tell it what you’ve already got, and it’ll whip up a recipe with it.

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