Follow the Flame! Visit Indiana unveils Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Mobile App

Indiana Bicentennial LogoINDIANAPOLIS (August 1, 2016) – When the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay starts on September 9th, it can be followed live through a new custom mobile app created by Bluebridge Tourism, LLC a partner of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (Visit Indiana). Users will be able to get up-to-the-second information about the torch’s whereabouts thanks to a GPS tracking device that has been built into the official Bicentennial Torch Relay torch!

Other content features of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay app include:

  • Celebration Schedule – Full list of bicentennial celebration dates, locations and times during the 92-county journey.
  • Torchbearer List – list of over 2,200 people expected to carry the torch. Find the people carrying the torch in each county.
  • Official Bicentennial Merchandise– Shop Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay and general bicentennial gear.

The bicentennial torch is also equipped an HD camera and microprocessing unit, which will allow torchbearers to capture real-time images and video during their leg of the route. These images will be shared on the Torch Relay website and social media sites.

In addition, the torch is equipped with an automatic shut-off valve for safety.

“The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is not only a showcase of Indiana history and heritage, but will also shine a spotlight on the impressive creativity and innovative capacity in our state too,” said Mark Newman, Indiana Office of Tourism Development executive director.

The torch was specially designed by a team of Purdue faculty and student engineers. The exterior shell, made by Alcoa, is a light weight space-age alloy material and is powered by Indiana bio-fuel.

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as the largest event of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration in 2016. Hoosiers torchbearers from all 92 counties will “pass the torch” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.

The journey begins in Corydon on September 9, 2016.

Follow the Flame

About the Torch Relay: Indiana2016.org/TorchRelay

Torch Relay Mobile Application: search Indiana Torch Relay 2016 in the Apple & Android stores

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