Since 1955 NORAD has tracked Santa on his trip around the world. With over 1500 volunteers NORAD provides this all day service at no cost to the taxpayers. After a 5 year run with Google, NORAD chose this year to partner with Microsoft to keep up with the spike of visitors to the site. The command center has also rolled out a series of free game and tracking apps for Apple, Google Android and Microsoft phones, as well as Windows PCs, to make the effort more accessible for parents and kids.