Children should have even more fun tracking Santa this year using the Norad Santa Tracker, as this years version comes with a number of improvements, including 3D and now supporting touchscreen devices.
Microsoft have apparently been helping with this years Norad Santa Tracker, and children will be able to track Santa using the website from the 24th of December.
The new online experience is more than just a way to track Santa on Dec. 24. It lets you immerse yourself in the holiday throughout the month of December. With a nostalgic, 3D Claymation look and feel, the new site features a recreation of Santa’s village that you can explore to discover new games daily, music, videos and more. The site is fully touch-enabled, which makes for a truly immersive experience, if you are using a touch device. On Dec. 24, a touch-enabled 3-D globe will light up as Santa begins his journey worldwide. With a modern browser like IE11, you will be able to spin the globe with a swipe of a finger and pinch and zoom to get an in-depth look at Santa’s stops. Bing Maps is at the heart of the journey again. Whether you’re mapping Santa’s route in a browser on a computer or in an app, you’ll see beautiful, high-fidelity images. Bing Maps is the canvas on which Santa’s journey is plotted.
You can find out more details about the Norad Santa Tracker over at the Microsoft Blog at the link below.
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