Google Maps’ Santa Tracker Goes Live on iOS

Google’s Santa Tracker was live today, There was the chance for everyone to go live across the world real time who has installed Google Map. By typing ‘Track santa’ into the Google map search field users can view the area in which Santa can be currently found dispensing gifts. If users want more details about the region,t hey can have by tapping the blue santa icon in the bottom right of the screen.

It also includes live video feed and an arrival time for Santa’s next stop as well as the user’s current location.

We’ve received this special preview from one of Santa’s many developer elves, who are hard at work in the North Pole helping Santa prepare for his big day. Santa’s dashboard – featuring the latest and greatest in Google Maps technology and sleigh engineering – will allow you to follow his progress around the world, and also learn a little about some of his stops along the way.

By going down the screen there are options to play a selection of festive mini-games, you can also watch videos of Santa as it goes through his business. There are options to access a portal to Santa’s village.

Younger Google Maps users have also been invited by the Friendly elves to explore the village, which will guide them about the holiday traditions around the world, play games like present Bounce and Penguin Dash, visit North Pole airport, code a snowflake and take a Santa selfie as well as other fun activities.

Google’s Santa Tracker continues a 12-year tradition for the company, allowing excited children and parents to keep up with the jolly gift giver’s travels throughout December 24.

As of writing, Santa was last seen in Urup, in the Kuril Islands, with his next scheduled stop being Onekotan.


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