Jul 28, 2014

Safe Trick or Treating? There's an App for That

Trick or treating gets an upgrade with these handy apps that help you keep your little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween!

Safe Trick or Treating? There's an App for That Safe Trick or Treating? There's an App for That

When it comes to Halloween, costumes should be scary, but trick or treating shouldn’t be.  And while the decorations might be spooky, planning Halloween festivities shouldn’t cause nightmares. That’s why AT&T has compiled a list of Halloween apps. From keeping track of where your little ghosts and goblins are on Halloween night, to costume searches and mapping trick or treat routes, AT&T has some tricks to make Halloween a treat!

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. ($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 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. 

Halloween Planner – Don’t get freaked out by forgetting to pick up fake blood for your annual Halloween party. Halloween Planner ($0.99) features over 200 must-have items to create the perfect Halloween scene, including streamers, cobwebs and spiders, candy and more. 

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.

Hauntfinder — If it’s the coolest haunted houses you seek, look no further than Hauntfinder. This app finds all the best haunted attractions within 200 miles of your location, complete with driving directions and web links for more details ($2.99). 

Flashlight — Why carry a clunky flashlight weighed down by "D" batteries, when your phone can do the job just as well? This free flashlight app lights the way and keeps you headed in the right direction with a built-in compass. 

Great Halloween Recipes – When it comes to food, refrain from the tricks and stick to the treats. If you’re planning on throwing a spook-tacular Halloween bash, turn ordinary foods into freaky Halloween treats with Great Halloween Recipes ($0.99). Recipes range from appetizers and main dishes to drinks and treats and include a pictures to help you perfect your masterpiece. 

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.

Happy Halloween!

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