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NORAD TRACKS SANTA
Get the NORAD Tracks Santa App available on the App Store Get the NORAD Tracks Santa App available in Android Market
USE YOUR MOBILE DEVICE TO PLAY "ELF TOSS" AND TRACK SANTA'S FLIGHT
For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight.
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. Millions of people who want to know Santa's whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website. In 2010, the www.noradsanta.org website received over 15 million unique visits from around the world.
In 2011 NORAD asked visionbox to help extend the reach of the NORAD Tracks Santa program by developing applications for Apple and Android devices. visionbox developed apps that allow users to track Santa's progress on December 24th, learn more about NORAD and its mission, play the "Elf Toss" game and more.
The apps were available from December 1st through December 26th. During that time the apps were downloaded over 1,400,000 times and the app reached #2 in the Apple App Store's "Top Downloaded Apps" list. Customer reviews were overwhelmingly positive and visionbox has plans to add many new features for 2012.
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visionbox is proud to be a contributor to the NORAD Tracks Santa program.
NORAD Tracks Santa
Visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
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