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This is the best "Naughty or Nice" scanning app available because YOU control the results (secretly)!

A great 3-in-1 Christmas app for parents to help keep their kids mindful of Santa Claus throughout the holiday season! Kids behave when they know mom or dad can pull out their iPhone or iPod Touch and instantly check to see if they're being naughty or nice!

**Note to owners who updated: If the scanner still freezes, simply delete the old version from your device and download the latest version from the iTunes store.

It has three separate functions:

Naughty or Nice Scanning - Secretly determine the outcome ahead of time by how you tap the RESET button. The candy cane needle oscillates and then tells you if you (or you friends or kids) are "Naughty" or "Nice." See the secret below! Features TWO modes (Finger Scan or Scan Button)

Christmas Countdown - Want to know how many days until Christmas? How about how many hours or even minutes? Press the green button to switch the count! The countdown clock even takes leap years into consideration, so you'll be able to use this for years to come!

Santa Watching Light - Here's a great way to really throw off kids: tell them Santa is watching and then show them that the Santa Watching light is ON. Again, the light is secretly and completely controlled by the user or parent with no random chance involved.


*A totally parent-controlled "Naughty or Nice" feature to remind the kids to behave.
*Different scan results EACH time (be sure to tap the RESET button on the appropriate side)
*Good for parents of children or adults who want to scan their partner as naughty!
*Steampunk-themed brass, leather and wood graphics that add a sense of fun and reality to the app.
*Real button clicks, gear turns and other professional sound effects.
*Blinking lights add a holiday feel.
*Three apps combined in one: Naughty or Nice detector, Christmas Countdown and Santa Watching indicator.

Of course, you can also use this at holiday parties, Christmas gatherings among friends and whenever else you want to show people the amazing (and fake) capabilities of your iPhone!

FOR PARENTS ONLY (How To Control Your Results)

Naughty or Nice Scanning - You control the results by tapping the RESET button. A tap on the LEFT side of the RESET button gives a Naughty outcome when scanned, a tap on the RIGHT side of the RESET button gives a Nice outcome. A tap right in the center gives a random result! The farther right and farther left you tap will tend to give "Nicer" or "Naughtier" results.

Hint: Watch the center light: it will be green if the result is going to be Nice and red if the result is going to be Naughty.

Christmas Countdown - Just hit the green button to scroll through Hours, Days and Minutes until midnight on Christmas Eve!

Santa Watching Light - To turn the light on and off simply double-tap the light.

Video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sVPfzb7oIg

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS: Please test this a few times without your kids to be sure you know how it works. It's no fun scanning a good kid and accidentally having it come up as "naughty" because you forgot to tap the right side of the RESET button ahead of the scan.

More Spilling Coffee Media Apps For Parents and Kids:
*Easter Bunny Scanning App
*Monster Zap Pro
*Kids Counting Box

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Version History

Launched Nov 28, 2011 (about 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Apr 05
Version 5.00

-Resized for iPhone X

Mar 09
Version 4.31

-Removed ads for the moment, preparing for further updates

Nov 22
Version 4.21

-New Christmas tweets: Follow us on Twitter @santascanomatic and online at santascanomatic.com
-Swept candy cane crumbs out of Naughty or Nice meter
-Hung stockings with care
-Remove hum(bugs)
-Merry Christmas!

Oct 09
Version 4.0

-Updated for iOS 11
-Additional Parent Controls
-Merry Christmas!

Jul 26
Version 3.8

New online Naughty or Nice Santa scanner at: http://santascanomatic.com/
-Efficiency improvements
-Prepping for future updates

Nov 20
Version 3.7

Remember to read the instructions!

-Fixed bug which locked one of the two scan modes
-Increased bandwidth to the North Pole
-Added link to our new Bop Birds game in Settings

Please share with family, friends and other parents!

Merry Christmas!

Nov 01
Version 3.6

NOTE: If the scanner still freezes, simply delete the old version from your device and download the update from the iTunes store.

-More bug fixes, improved stability

Oct 24
Version 3.5

-Fixed the error which caused the Santa Scan-O-Matic to freeze in some cases.
-Some people may still experience problems and another update will be out soon.

Oct 15
Version 3.3

-iOS 8 Compatible
-Fixed crashing error on some devices
-Short vibrate if result is Naughty
NOTE: We've found a strange problem with the app freezing when it is restarted. We'll have a new update out soon.

Sep 18
Version 3.0

-iOS7 compatible and completely re-written from scratch!
-Universal app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!
-New high-res graphics
-Naughty or Nice sensitivity: the farther you click to the left or right, the more naughty or nice the result will be
-Santa Watching Light now simply "On" or "Off" (double-tap to change)

Jan 17
Version 2.2

-Name change
-Graphics optimization

Dec 05
Version 2.1

-Fixed intermittent "freezing" problem
-Updated graphics for clarification on the "finger scan" process
-Santa Light is controlled by swiping left to right on the green "Santa's Watching" light, NOT the meter.

Nov 28
Version 2.0

-Easier new control method - NO MORE TILT CONTROL!
-Naughty or Nice outcome is determined by where you tap the new RESET button
-Includes two methods to pretend to scan: finger scan or traditional scan button (to scan others)
-Ability to get random results for added fun
-Sounds have been evened out, less alarming for kids
-More graphics give the app a nicer feel
-Minor bug fixes

Apr 12
Version 1.4

Minor optimizations
Minor bug fixes
Prepping for additional control options

Mar 28
Version 1.3

-Added link to Easter Bunny Scanner and other apps
-Smaller file size
-Minor cleanup

Jan 13
Version 1.2

-Minor bug fixes
-Slight performance improvements
-New icon

Dec 10
Version 1.1

Slightly modified timing and fixed a minor typo.

Nov 28
Version 1.0

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