Google Launches Santa Tracker Website, Android App


santa_tracker_website_screenshot.jpgGoogle Launches Santa Tracker Website

Google on December 1 launched its Santa Tracker that’s an interactive website together with numerous games, coding lessons, and extra. The site also works as a countdown until Christmas Eve (December 24).

“Starting today, the elves are back on the clock in the North Pole-and all over the month of December, that you can subscribe to the elves as they unencumbered a brand new venture or sport every day in coaching for Santa’s annual experience around the world,” introduced Sandy Russell, Santa Launch Strategist in Google’s weblog.

The web site leads users to Santa’s Village, which options collection of video games including skydiving, reindeer racing alongside some interactive animations. The web page also lets customers acquire data on completely different vacation traditions and provides them JavaScript lessons.

Google has also launched a devoted Santa Tracker app for Android and a Chrome browser extension, to be able to offer customers ‘surprises’ all the way through the month. The Google Santa Tracker app, like the net interface, displays a countdown timer until the eve of Christmas, together with Santa’s scheduled visiting path worldwide and his actual location in the intervening time. It additionally features a number of games and comes with Android put on integration.

Google Launches Santa Tracker Website, Android App, Chrome Extension

Microsoft last yr, teamed with North American Aerospace defense (NORAD) to create a Santa Tracker powered by using the organization’s global radar machine and expertise equivalent to Bing Maps and windows software.

The NORAD Tracks Santa website online at present additionally includes a countdown timer together with choice of choices to view movies, track and play games. Significantly, the Santa software started out in 1955 when a typo in a neighborhood newspaper commercial had children calling the hotline of NORAD’s predecessor, asking to speak to Santa.