What parent can resist having a little fun with your kids during Christmas? I remember my parents watching the news as a child on Christmas Eve and the reporters were tracking Santa back then. Now, you can track Santa for your kids from your BlackBerry. Oh, what technology we have these days! It’s probably a safe bet that Santa carries a Blackberry as well, but I imagine it would be the Torch.
While some of the features of this app may come a little late this season (Letters to Santa), you will still be able to track the jolly man for $2.99. Hey, someone has to pay the Elves tricking out Santa’s sleigh with GPS.
When you first open the app, you have the current countdown time until Christmas (set to default but you can change this in preferences) and three options.
Track Santa: On Christmas Eve, Santa Tracker will show you where Santa is based on your specified GPS location. You can enter your child's bedtime and the app will bring Santa closer to your location as the time gets closer to bedtime. Now that's a convenient way to get the kids off to bed early!
Letters to Santa: Here your child can enter their very own letter to Santa. Once you submit the letter, a message will appear saying Santa has received your letter. This feature sadly, comes a little late in the season. But hey, there’s always next year!
Preferences: In this section of the app you can set your GPS location, set your child's bedtime & edit the status message for your child's letter to become a response from Santa.
If you care to splurge this Christmas Eve, you can add a little extra fun for $2.99 in BlackBerry App World and possibly get your kids to bed a little earlier, so you can enjoy a little extra eggnog tonight.