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7 Essential Halloween iPhone Apps

by Scott Hoffman on October 31, 2009

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, and the iPhone is one of my favorite devices. So I wanted to have some fun and see if theses two great tastes, taste great together. What I found is YES, the iphone and Halloween are perfect for each other. Here are 7 essential iPhone apps to make this years Halloween the best one yet.


OffenderSOS (Sex Offenders Search) by LogSat Software, LLC (link to apple store) $1.99 – This year when your out with your children trick or treating, make sure that every door that you knock on is safe. Our world can be a dangerous place. SOS (Sex Offenders Search) for the iPhone helps you locating registered sex offenders and sexual predators in your neighborhood, (around your children’s schools, friends, parks and campgrounds) and will help keep your candy gathering route a safe one. (I was concerned that this would set the wrong tone for the post, but this issue/app is too important to bury at the end of the list…now on to the fun)


GlowstickiGlowStick, by spielwek: $FREE (link to apple store) A great light up app that is sure to help you out as you go trick or treating. Users simply pick from 6 different creepy colors and then shake the iPhone to light your path.

Crazy PumpkinCrazy Pumpkin Lite, by Ezone: $FREE (link to Apple Store) This app is a digital Jack-o-lantern, a scary sound effect machine and a multi-colored flashlight. Use your finger swipes to change eyes, nose and mouth until you design your perfect Jack-o-lantern with over 1000 carvable design combinations.


Camera ObscuraCamera Obscura, Unwise Studios: $.99 (link to apple store) Camera Obscura is a great app when it comes to startle your friends.
You can secretively edit your photos on the go, superimposing the most frightening collection of ghostly images and apparitions right on the pictures that you took of your friends.

Last Minute Costumes

Mouth OffMouth Off (Halloween Edition), by usTwo $.99 (link to Apple Store) – This app is THE costume. Hold your iPhone in front of your mouth and talk, shout, laugh, or SCREAM to get your on-screen mouth to animate in time with the sounds you make. This version includes 4 scary mouths – Mummy, Dracula, Pumpkin, and Witch. Check out this quick video:

CostumesHalloween Costume Generator, by Synthetic Bits $1.99 (link to Apple Store) – Over two hundred costume ideas, and not just standard suggestions like “go as a witch.” Classics like mummy and ghost, but also have a bunch of great characters that you may have never considered for Halloween. Descriptions including all the items you’ll need, how to best make the costume work, and advice/commentary that you don’t want to miss. Also includes a theme song for each costume, with a link to iTunes to purchase.

Scary Sounds

SoundsIsoundlike Halloween Edition, by FunMobility $.99 (link to apple store) – A frightening collection of Halloween sound effects. Tap the screen and trigger one of 16 spooky sounds. Unique shake and jolt motions also allow you to trigger random Halloween sound effects.

That’s the round-up of the apps that I will be using this Halloween. Enjoy and Muh Ha Ha Ha Ha (evil laugh!)

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