Santa’s Naughty or Nice Scan-O-Matic

Now updated for universal support for all iOS devices!  The same app works on all iPhones, iPads and iPods for your convenience!

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iOS Santa Scanner

Santa’s Naughty or Nice Scan-O-Matic app.

This is the best “Naughty or Nice” scanner you’re going to find for the iPhone! 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 or even tell them if Santa is watching! Professional graphics with a steampunk feel and realistic sounds make this naughty or nice detector a favorite for parents with a sense of style and makes kids believe that mommy and daddy have an app that will really tell them if they’ve been good or bad. It has three separate functions:

Naughty or Nice Meter– This naughty or nice meter doesn’t rely on random chance. Instead it uses a secret technique (described below) to indicate what the result will be before you press the Scan button. When you press the Scan button you can sit back and let anyone else touch or hold or tilt the device as the candy cane need oscillates back and forth with sleigh bells jingling before finally landing on one side or the other. Nice people get a bell with a flashing green light, naughty people get a red flashing light with alarm bells!

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. By showing kids that Santa is busy and he can’t be watching all the time you’ll add an aspect of reality to the story. Read below to see how to operate it.


  • 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.
  • User-controlled Naughty or Nice meter – no random chance!
  • Blinking lights add a holiday feel.
  • Good for parents of children or adults who want to scan their partner as naughty!
  • 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!

Video Demo

How To Control Your Results – For Parents Only!

Naughty or Nice Detector – The app has been updated so that it’s much easier to control (no more tilting!). To control the results of your scan, just tap the correct side of the RESET button before you scan.

  • The further you tap on the left of the RESET button, the Naughtier your results will be.
  • The further you tap on the right of the RESET button, the Nicer your results will be.
  • If you tap the very center of the RESET button your results will be random!

You can even tell what you’ve chosen (secretly, of course!). Look at the center blinking light. If it’s Red, the result will be Naughty and if it’s Green the result will be Nice!

Christmas Countdown – Just hit the rectangular green button to scroll through Hours, Days and Minutes until midnight on Christmas Day!

Santa Watching Light – To turn the light on double-tap the Santa Watching light.  It will stay lit until you double-tap it again to turn it off. Use this to emphasize to your kids when you want them to be “extra” good!

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  4 comments for “Santa’s Naughty or Nice Scan-O-Matic

  1. Santa Larry
    December 10, 2015 at 2:31 am

    I do not like the new version. I would like to be able to download 3.0 version it has a place for your finger for a scan.

    • admin
      January 5, 2016 at 1:06 am

      This version has TWO options for scanning. If you click the little “Gear” button the scanner will change back to a finger scanner and you now scan your child’s finger to see if he or she has been naughty or nice!

  2. Jackie
    January 1, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I can’t get the app to finish installing or delete from my iPhone 6 Plus

    • admin
      January 5, 2016 at 1:05 am

      I’ve had that happen with apps before, too. If you reboot your phone (power it down completely, wait 10 seconds, turn it back on) most iPhones will clear out the apps that are stuck in the “install” mode.

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