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Google Releases Santa Tracker App, Let the Countdown Begin

Here is a nice little app that you can share with your mini Android fans. This morning, Google released their Santa Tracker app for folks who want to keep their eye on Saint Nick through Christmas Eve. Once the clock reaches zero, you’ll be able to track the guy and make sure he isn’t skipping over your house. 

On top of that, through their website, you can have Santa even give you a call through Google Voice and have him post messages on Google+. Dang, Google, how much did that run you?

Definitely fun for the kids.

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  • sk3litor

    I don’t buy it for a second. That dude has way too many presents with no security to not have some sort of anti tracking device… unless he’s playing ingress. But then they’d still need express written consent and the postage to send those forms to the north pole would be outrageous, even for Google.

  • Tom Ball

    There’s also a couple of little games on the web version. Cheesey but fun for kids.

  • Raven

    I think that this is in response to the fact that the official NORAD Santa tracking site has switched from using Google Maps to Bing.
    http://slashdot.org/story/12/12/13/208214/google-loses-santa-to-bing

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Very cool. Google still has a human side unlike most of corporations.
    My kids and I would watch the Norad Santa Tracker (
    http://www.noradsanta.org/en/ ). Would be a good way to get them to sleep. “Santa just flew over the house, maybe he knows that your still awake?). Worked every time.

  • John Jenness

    LOL! The reviews suck because people don’t understand that most of the apps functionality will kick in once Santa takes off! Idiots!

  • Rodeojones000

    My kids will love this app.

  • Crapple

    Google is going to use pilot-less sleigh and actually fly over all cities…because its Google and they can

  • rohicks

    This is awesome

  • KOBALT

    I’m going to stand outside and verify said tracking

  • SirSoloDolo

    This kind of creativity and fun is why I like Google over Apple. Google isn’t tied up in patent cases so they have free time to make clever silly apps like this :)

    • JoshGroff

      I know right! Not to mention Ingress.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Exactly! Google FTW! Again!

      • michael arazan

        Dear Santa (Google), all I want for Christmas is more Nexus 4 “in stock” so I can freaking buy one

  • Butters619

    SANTA!!!! I know him!

    • JoshGroff

      Sandy Claws?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Wait…you know Santa personally? Damn. That must be awesome.