Google updates its Santa Tracker app for 2017
Among the additions this year is a game called Santa Snap. In conjunction with Google Maps, you play as an elf, flying above certain cities posing with a landmark for a selfie. The handset's accelerometer is used to position the camera, and you get to start in Sydney. Once you complete your task in that city, it unlocks the next one on the list, Barcelona. There are 12 cities altogether, with New York City as the final location.
One game, Penguin Swim, has you controlling a penguin swimming in the water. By gently moving your phone, you try to get the penguin to avoid obstacles like icebergs and rude human swimmers. Other games include North Pole Airport, Gumball, Memory, Rocket Sleigh, Dasher Dancer, Snowball Run, Present Quest and City Quiz. Other games get unlocked on a daily basis, and one will feature a virtual snowball fight.
In other words, there are plenty of things to do with this free app, and the kids will love it (and you might too!). There are also some cute animated videos, some of which are locked for now. But as we get closer to Christmas Eve, these will become available to view. And speaking of December 24th, on that date the Santa Tracker gets unlocked, and everyone will get the opportunity to follow Santa's travels around the world.
Download Google Santa Tracker for your Android phone by clicking on the sourcelink.