Celebrating a Happy Halloween with these technology applications.
Today’s Halloween! With jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and trick-or-treaters descending on our doorsteps for candy, we often don’t think about the role that technology plays on this particular holiday.
This article looks at some of Halloween’s popular applications that help to create a spooky and fun-filled night.
Getting in on the zombie craze this Halloween is easy thanks to technology. Free iOS apps such as Zombify, ZombieBooth, and The Walking Dead allows users to “zombiefy” themselves, their friends, family, pets, etc. using specialized photo effects which are great for any Halloween party.
ZombieBooth and Walking Dead are also available on Google Play.
Trick or Treat or Track?
Trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition. However, free candy should not come at the expense of safety. Parents can often lose sight of their kids while trick-or-treating when they are dashing from one house to the next.
The solution? There are number of smartphone tracking applications, such as Mamabear and Track or Treat, that allow parents to see where their kids are at all times and creates a digital fence that alerts them when their kids get too far away or out of sight.
A Custom-Made Haunted House
Creating a spooky, haunted atmosphere to scare trick-or-treaters or party guests has never been easier. Halloween Sound Shelf is a free iOS app that provides a soundtrack of spooky noises and sounds such as frightening screams, ghostly laughs, thunder and lightning, etc. to create the perfect haunted house environment.
Halloween in a Pinch
There are a variety of applications and tools to get into the Halloween spirit. The Digital Dudz application lets you create a fun and interactive Halloween costume. All you need is a T-shirt, your smartphone with the Digital Dudz app, and some duct tape to create amazing costume special effects.
Didn’t have time to buy a pumpkin? Pumpkin Pal allows you to design and create virtualized jack-o-lanterns which can be displayed on an iPad and assorted tablet devices in your house.
However you chose to celebrate Halloween, there are a wide variety of applications available that help you to enhance your celebrations and create the perfect scary and fun-filled environment.
Courtney Rosebush is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella, a technology consulting firm specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Courtney can be reached at 647.426.1004 x 227. For additional articles, go to www.triella.com/publications. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Kaspersky Reseller.
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