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How To Track Santa’s Journey This Christmas Eve

How To Track Santa’s Journey This Christmas Eve

December 24, 2012

Santa’s trip from the North Pole to the homes of good boys and girls everywhere has begun. To track the Jolly Fat Man’s journey on your iOS device, be sure to check out one of the following:

Santa GPS 2.0

Available for $1.99, the fun app was carefully prepared by Santa’s special team of elves at Fission Media. In addition to helping track Saint Nicholas, the app gives you the latest North Pole news and toy production information from Elf Willy Wiggins, Santa’s personal publicist. Santa GPS 2.0 is available in the App Store. The $1.99 Santa GPS app for the iPhone/iPod touch is also available.

Star Walk

Long popular with iPad owners, Star Walk isn't just useful to track Santa's progress, but also beneficial the rest of the year. As Juli Clover first reported, the $2.99 Star Walk was recently updated for for the new year:
The app’s calendar that lists celestial events has been updated for 2013, and additional asteroids and dwarf planets have been added to the app. The augmented reality feature was improved in the newest version, and the graphics are better than ever. Star Walk’s update also featured a number of small improvements:
  • Free space: Huge size reduction! Update to free space on your iPhone
  • New calendar for 2013
  • New asteroids and dwarf planets
  • Videos
  • Better graphics
  • Improved Augmented Reality
  • Calibration
  • ….aaaaand Santa Tracking!
  Users will now find complete information and 3-D satellite models for GLAST, Ajisai, COROT, Genesis I, Genesis II, INTEGRAL, GPS Group, and more.


You don't need an app to track Santa. In fact, the best way to do so is probably by visiting the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)'s Santa Tracker. The Canadian-U.S. bi-national organization has been tracking Santa since 1958! And yes, the tracker works through mobile Safari on the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

Mentioned apps