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Safe Trick or Treating? There's An App For That

The spookiest holiday of the year is drawing near and AT&T is bringing its customers apps to prepare scary Halloween parties, ghoulish costumes and to plan their trick or treating routes and to keep their children safe.

Safe Trick or Treating? There's An App For That


AT&T is trotting out a goodie bag full of apps in time for Halloween, everything from costume searches to mapping trick-ortreat routes. Here are the details, as outlined in a press release from the company:

Apps for Android users

  • Costumes for Halloween — This app, developed by Sprouts Lab, contains the largest collection of Halloween costumes on Android. Not sure what you want to be? Just shake your phone and it will suggest a costume for you. If a store-bought costume isn't your style, there's  Basic How-To Halloween Makeup from Eztakes Inc. (cost: $6.99) to learn how to transform into classic monsters such as zombies and vampires and less conventional creatures.
  • AT&T Family Map — make sure your children are safe, and that they're where they said they'd be, with this app from AT&T. This app allows you to check the location of a family member on your mobile phone or PC through the GPS on their mobile device (*monthly fee applies). Or, if you're accompanying your children,    use the Fitbit Ultra ($74.25) to see how far you walk and how many calories you burned. You can compete with your friends and even see how well you sleep the night after all that walking and candy.
  • Halloween Party Recipes — Drinks, cookies, cupcakes, treats and snacks are all here to make sure your guests' bellies are full. 
  • Halloween Party Pack — Why spend $0.99 per song to keep your party hopping, when you can spend $0.99 on a complete soundtrack? This party pack includes classics such as "Thriller," "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "I Put a Spell on You." Connect your mobile device to a Beats by Dre Beatbox ($399.00) to pump up the volume. 

Apps for iOS users

  • Halloween Costumes Fashion Fun — With iOS apps designed for children and adults, this is the perfect way to figure out what you and your children are going to wear to wear to that Halloween party.
  • Dark Haunts — Find the scariest places near you with this haunted site locator app (cost: $0.99). 
  • Flashlight — Why carry a clunky flashlight weighed down by "D" batteries, when your phone can do the job just as well? This flashlight app lights the way and keeps you headed in the right direction with a built-in compass. 
  • Trick or Treating — This map app allows you to carefully plan your children's trick or treating route, guides them with GPS navigation and allows you to input nearby safe locations such as Grandma's house for your kids to return to in the event they get lost or tired. If they're traveling by bicycle, or if you're going along with a stroller, mount your phone and use it as a GPS with the iBolt Universal Bike Handlebar Mount and Case ($25).

These apps are all compatible with wireless devices offered by AT&T such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X.

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