With the increasing popularity of Halloween, there has come a surge in consumer spending on decorations, costumes and now apps.
From Apple to Android, smartphone owners can download Halloween apps that will do everything from helping them plan festivities for the holiday to keeping track of their kids while they trick or treat.
Here's a list of some of the most popular and useful Halloween apps for your Android or Apple device:
Halloween Costume Fashion Fun for Kids and Adults - This app provides a gallery of costumes to scroll through for your viewing pleasure. If you happen to like one, you can even purchase the costume through the app.
Fright Factory – If you're looking for a way to scare your friends and family, the Fright Factory app will do the trick for $1.99, USA Today reported. The apps official website says, "It's like having 4 FRIGHT APPS IN 1! Choose between the horrific Fright FX soundboard, optical illusion that will be sure to scare, a sound activated scare (iPhone only) or a strobe light with background."
Pumpkin Pops – If you find yourself bored this Halloween, download Pumpkin Pops to play. The PC Advisor website describes the free app as a Halloween-themed Tetris.
Carve It! – Kids of all ages can use their finger to carve and light up a pumpkin with this fun app. The 99 cent app is for kids ages 3 and up and their creation can also be sent to friends and family to help get them in a spooktakular mood.
Trick or Tracker – Worried about your kids trick or treating alone? Android's Trick or Tracke r app allows parents to know where their children are collecting candy by sending them a text of their location. The Los Angeles Times explained that to use the app, parents must download it to both phones and set a password (each download is $4.99). Parents can also set up a "geofence" with the app to be alerted if their child ventures out of a specific area.
Halloween Planner – Throwing a big Halloween bash, but don't know where to begin? PC World listed this Halloween app for Android as a top download. It organizes everything that needs to be done for the party and reminds you of items you might forget – all for 99 cents.
For more stories from KMSP go to myfoxtwincities.com.