While some Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks fans will be heading to Super Bowl XLVIII, others will be scoping out the game from the comfort of their home or local sports bar.
What will all NFL fan-gawkers have in common this Sunday? They'll likely be glued to their smartphone.
Here are some smartphone apps to help enhance the Super Bowl experience for New Jersey-bound travelers and couch surfers alike.
Bundling up for the game
Before entering the stadium, know this: In order to ensure available bandwidth for everyone, the NFL is blocking live streams of the game inside MetLife Stadium. Both Fox Sports and NFL.com will be streaming the game, but blocks will be implemented for mobile apps and within web browsers. Fans will have to keep their eyes on the field to know what's going on -- but then again, isn't that the point of spending hundreds of dollars on tickets?
SitOrSquat (free): This is one of those apps that you'll wish you invented as soon as you download. Its function? Geolocation and navigation to the nearest public restroom. Available for Android and iOS, this app by Procter & Gamble can assist you anywhere in the U.S.
New York Subway Map (free):
The New York City and New Jersey subway systems are notoriously confusing. With this app, ease of navigation becomes, well, at least at your fingertips if you need to double-check routes. The app can assist in planning the best route for your journey and even navigate to the nearest subway station. Available for Android and iOS.
Uber (free): Available for iOS and Android devices, this app connects you with a private, vetted driver within minutes. Request a ride within the app, compare rates for different vehicles and watch your driver move closer to your location on the map. You can even set up a credit card to pay in advance so you don't need to deal with taking off your mittens.
CooCoo For Transit ($.99): Real-time transit schedules, train delays, alerts and cancellations. For iOS.
Watching in sweatpants
If catching the game on your couch or at a local watering hole, premium access to Super Bowl content is still available. (And what better excuse to order 10 pizzas?)
FOX Sports Go (Free): This app allows users to stream the game to watch on iOS devices. (Snag: Mobile users must be a Verizon customer that subscribes to NFL Mobile Premium.) Everyone can stream the game for free at www.FOXSportsGo.com, however.
Papa John's Pizza (Free): Order pizza from any Papa John's in the US direct to your location, through your phone. Full menu and online deals are available within the app. Also earn points towards free pizza with the Papa Rewards program. Available for iOS and Android devices.
Denver Broncos Mobile (free): The official app of the team, the app provides rosters and real-time stats to enhance your game-day experience.
Seahawks Mobile (free): The official app of the Seattle Seahawks offers real-time stats, breaking news of the team and full rosters.
Super Bowl XLVI Commemorative: For Android tablets and iPads, the app maps the road to the Super Bowl for the Broncos and Seahawks, NFL video and Super Bowl history. and will include bonus features and video when the game is over.