How Halloween Celebrations Have Changed In The World Of Apps
Application software, more colloquially and popularly called the ‘apps’, are the building blocks of today’s digital universe. From horoscope to planning a wedding and gaming to maintaining our sleep cycles, there is a wide gamut of apps serving a plethora of purposes. Halloween celebrations have also marked their entry into the world of apps big time, making it more spooky and fun!
Besides some regular apps, that boot up to become Halloween themed during this season, there are some apps that are solely dedicated to Halloween celebrations and activities. Pumpkin carving, fancy ghostly costumes, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more such frightful amusements that symbolize this night of October 31 to pray for the dead and honour the saints can now be easily, effortlessly and portably availed in the virtual world. Most of these apps either come for free or cost very minimal amounts in iOS, Android and Windows platforms.
e-greetings have gone virally trendy, in the past few decades, for any kind of occasion. Halloween Card creator and such apps let you customize e-cards as desired, from an array of backgrounds, fonts, clip-arts, widgets, images and text options. Similarly, making Jack-O-Lanterns, the classic signature of this festivity, has also gone virtual and ceased to be messy when done using apps like Pumpkin it, Dress Jack-O-Ween, Carve-A-Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pal etc.
Choose from a variety of shapes, facial expressions, characters and backgrounds of pumpkins and just carve away. Then accessorize it with anything like a scary black cat to a bloody black bat and light it; you can even adjust the luminance with a slider. Some apps let you select audio messages from certain given options or even record one in your own voice for a fully personalized Halloween greeting. What makes your Halloween celebrations cooler is after making and sharing the masterpiece, you don’t need to worry about cleaning up.
Besides the conventional adventures of card making and pumpkin carving in Halloween celebrations, there are many other exciting apps too. While House of Horrors lets you enjoy a marathon of over 100 full length horror movies all in one place without any break-or-browse hassle, apps like Make a zombie, ZombieBooth etc. lets you not only design zombies from various options of wacky eyes, hairstyles etc. but also zombify your own image.
With Talking Skeleton, Halloween Soundlab, Halloween Party Soundboard etc. you can record a scary message and convert it into a spooky voice and also play eerie stock sounds like that of an empty rocking chair or a door crackling opening. Some apps namely Halloween Wallpaper HQ, Halloween Ghosts etc. help you download ready-made Halloween themed wallpapers or individualize your wallpapers and even animate them with live ghouls and uncanny sounds. If you don’t want to go trick or treating or partying, just lay back and enjoy creepy short stories from Creepy Tales.
House of Shadows, LEGO Halloween Creationary, Pumpkin Ninja, Restaurant Story, Pumpkin Vs. Monsters, Connect ‘Em Halloween, Doctor Bubbly Halloween, The Very Hungry Pumpkin+, etc. are few exclusive riddle, puzzle and game apps for the adventurous folks, especially kids. Highly mind-challenging, spine-chilling, entertaining, addictive and requiring utter strategic playing, these single and multiplayer games are anything but no-brainers.
Some parents capitalize on this season to make their kids learn amidst the frolic and celebrations. ScrapPad, Hangman etc. are some cool and educative play-apps that exactly serve this purpose. These include memory games, vocabulary games, maths games, spelling games etc., all accompanied by ghostly soundtracks and animations. The cherry on the cake are the surprise treats in the end of the games; a sure-shot attraction for the kids.
Like all other celebrations, the Halloween celebrations calls for securing safety to prevent any mishap. Halloween is no exception. Trick-or-treating goes even horrified when parents let their kids knock on strangers’ doors without an adult accompanying them, especially for the first time. Apps like Family Locator, Red Panic Button, FBI Child ID, Life 360, Trick or Tracker etc. save this horror by ensuring the parents that the good fun of their kids is in safe directions.
These apps help keep tabs, provide locations in real time, notify when the destination is reached, notify if a boundary not to be crossed is trespassed, display GPS co-ordinates of a kid in emergency to his/her contacts in the panic list via text messages and emails if a certain button is pressed and also provide tools and information to find a missing child amidst all your Halloween celebrations.
Halloween celebrations have changed and evolved to become digital over time. We are just a download-of-an-app-in-a-smartphone-or-tablet-away from a scary, entertaining yet safe and eco-friendly Halloween spirit. Whether you’re at home or on the go, undo and redo all these activities and share them via e-mails or any social networking sites as many times as you want. Happy kids, happy parents, happy Halloween!