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Get into the Spirit of Halloween with Smartphone Apps

Posted October 19, 2015 in Consumer, Lifestyle & Fun, Mobile Parent, Smartphones by 0

As the leaves change colour and pumpkin spice lattes fill our mugs, it’s clear that Halloween is right around the corner. But, Halloween doesn’t just have to be a one-night event. Thanks to innovative smartphone apps, the scariness and excitement of the holiday can start long before October 31st. Check out our list of spooky and supportive parenting apps below to help ensure you and your family make the most of the festivities:

Scary Halloween Sounds:

Download for Android (Free)

Do your kids enjoy playing “host” for the trick-or-treaters? Scare your family and friends with your very own spooky soundboard, available on the Scary Halloween Soundsapp. Choose from over 35 different sounds to spook your guests, including ghosts, zombies and much more!

PumpkinFACE Printable Stencils:

Download for Android (Free)

Tired of trying to carve pumpkins with only an orange-stained shirt to show for it? Carve a jack-o’-lantern like a pro this Halloween with PumpkinFACE  – an interactive app that lets you scan, resize and email up to one hundred professionally designed templates directly to your email inbox. Just print, place and trace your way to having the most awed over Pumpkin on your street!

Family Locator:

Download for Android or iOS (Free)

Halloween can be a prime opportunity for teens to want to feel grown up and request to trick-or-treat solo. With Family Locator, a GPS-based safety app, parents can grant their kids this privilege while still being able to track their whereabouts. Get alerted if your child goes someplace that they aren’t supposed to go as well as when they arrive safely at their destination (If you haven’t already done so, here’s your cue to take a deep breath of relief!).

Halloween HD Live Wallpaper:

Download for Android (Free)

Do your kids enjoy playing with your phone? Let them deck out your smartphone in Halloween style with Halloween HD Live Wallpaper– an app that presents users with themed-scenery to decorate their home-screen. Best of all, the wallpapers are animated and can help provide your kids with some spooky entertainment (and a surprise for you when your phone is returned!).

Scary Ringtones:

Download for Android (Free) 

Parents: Get a thrill out of spooking your friends and family with Scary Ringtones – an app that allows you to choose from over 95 frightening and hilarious sounds to set as your ringtone. Consider Halloween a prime time to initiate practical jokes? If the answer is yes, we recommend secretly calling your mobile phone from your home phone just to strike a reaction out of your friends and family (but you didn’t hear this from us!).

Looking for the best Halloween-themed TV to watch? Take a look at our hilarious and frightening recommendations in our Top Halloween Shows on Crave TV post.

The Bottom Line

The temperature is dropping and we’re moving even closer to Halloween night. But, engaging and creative smartphone apps can help to encourage spirit long before (and even after) the big day. Some smartphone apps can also provide parents with simple ways to entertain their kids (and sometimes even comfort themselves). We hope that our app recommendations provide you with a few ideas to help capitalize on quality time with your kids in an exciting and rewarding way!

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