Halloween is a highlight of the year for kids young and old who enjoy spooky, scary fun. Make Halloween even more fun and safe with these apps.
Fun Halloween Apps
In this fun action game, you help Greedy Dracula Egg climb jack-o-lantern nest to reach the moon while collecting fiery skulls, creepy keys and spooky severed hands.
Here is a video of Greedy Jump in action:
This addictive game is free for a limited time for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store. Note that in-app purchases are available for this app.
Spooky Sounds has ten different spooky sounds for you to play and set the stage for Halloween. What’s really fun about this app is that there are three different ways to play the sounds:
- Pressing Play
- Using a Countdown Timer
- Using a Motion Detector
Imagine the possibilities for scaring your friends!
Spooky Sounds is free for Android devices at Google Play.
>Take a picture of yourself in costume, then use Mad Lips to turn the picture into a scary or funny video! Check out my full review of Mad Lips: You’ll Be Mad for Mad Lips.
Mad Lips is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
This app is part fun, part nostalgia and part educational as you play games and learn with the original Peanuts characters. The dialogue is from the original 1966 show and the app is narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown. You can go trick or treating with the Peanuts characters, learn how to play the songs with highlighted notes, and bob for apples with Snoopy.
This app is available on sale for $2.99 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store. The app is also available for $2.99 for Kindle Fire and other Android devices in the Amazon AppStore. According to PCMag.com, this app will be the free app of the day at Amazon on Halloween.
Note that this app offers in-app purchases.
Take a picture of your friend and add scary effects. Insert ghosts, bugs and other frightening images into the photo.
Whether you want a fun game or are looking for inspiration to carve your pumpkin, Crazy Pumpkin is loads of laughs. Mix and match eyes, noses and mouths to create your perfect pumpkin! Shake the phone to get a flickering light and scary sounds.
Crazy Pumpkin is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.
Also check out Carve a Pumpkin for Android devices free at Google Play.
This cute and addictive free game tests your reflexes. Hold your finger to the monster’s mouth and see if you can pull it out in time before he bites! If you lose, virtual blood splatters on the screen so this game is for adults and older children. (Don’t worry, no actual pain is involved.)
Here’s a video showing you how Yumm can gobble your finger:
Yumm Halloween is available free for Android devices at Google Play.
Also see Yumm app free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.
MASH Halloween App
Create your own virtual town and populate it with monsters. You can cross-breed your monsters to create new monsters. Add haunted houses, ghostly caves and other buildings to your scary city.
The app is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.
Apps to Keep You Safe
Use location apps to keep track of your children and others in your Trick or Treating group. Note that you must be connected to the Internet for location apps to work.
Keep track of others with Find My Friends on the iPhone. You can locate others who are bringing their iPhones along when they Trick or Treat by connecting using Find My Friends. You can set the approval for a limited time if you just want to connect for Halloween night. Find My Friends is free in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Also check out Family Where?, a T-Mobile service you can use to locate other members of your family. Those with an Android phone can download the free app at Google Play. Those with other types of smartphones can log into MyT-Mobile.com to see the location of phones on the account. The service is free for the first month, then $9.99/month for up to ten phone lines on an account.
Verizon Family Locator can help you locate family members who are using a Verizon smartphone The Family Locator app is available free for Android devices at Google Play or by heading to this website on other smartphones. The service has a monthly fee of $9.99 for up to ten phones on one account.
AT&T Family Map is a service for AT&T contract phones that lets you locate family members with this feature enabled on their phones. The service is free for the first month and $9.99/month for two family members and $14.99 for up to five family members.
Sprint Family Locator tracks your children’s phone location. The service is available through a free Android app at Google Play. The service is free for 15 days, then $5/month for up to four phones.
Turn your smartphone into a beacon with smartphone apps. Use the flash of your smartphone camera as a flashlight.
Flashlight by Rik is a free iPhone app that turns your flash on your camera on constantly to use it as a flashlight. Shake the phone and the flashlight acts as an SOS signal in Morse code. You can also program the phone manually to flash a Morse code message. Flashlight by Rik is free for the iPhone 4 and above in the iTunes App Store.
Brightest Flashlight Free is an Android app that turns on all available lights on your Android phone. This app illuminates the flash light on your camera, turns the screen on to its brightest level and shows a white screen, and turns on backlit keyboards to their maximum brightness. This app is free for Android devices at Google Play.
Plants vs. Zombies
The American Dental Association is teaming up with Pop Cap Games to fight tooth decay for Halloween. You can help stop Zombie Mouth by giving out free coupons for a Plants vs. Zombies free PC/Mac software game instead of candy. You can print out the free coupons at the Stop Zombie Mouth website.
Okay, I know this isn’t an app, but that’s my trick to give you a treat!
Use apps this Halloween for fun and safety. Stay safe as you Trick or Treat!
Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you have any Halloween apps you recommend? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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