It’s Christmas in August as we look back at Google’s winter-themed Santa Tracker app, which lets users follow Santa as he journeys around the world to deliver presents. The app also had a variety of minigames that you could play on your phone or TV.
Now the code is available on GitHub for anyone to look and learn from it. In their blog post, they explain how they were able to create a single APK that scales across a phone, tablet, and television. Additionally, a number of neat enhancements were done on the web side as well.
If you’re planning on building a cross-platform app, this sample can be a great reference point as it shows how to do a lot of different things and should allow developers to understand how a small snippet contributes to the overall codebase.