With Halloween just round the corner iYogi, the provider of on-demand remote tech support services, has recently released a report on the five best spooky applications for smartphones viz. iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry. There are countless Halloween apps available in Apple, Blackberry stores worldwide. This ‘iYogi Reviews’ series aims to provide some insight into what’s available in the market in terms of spooky apps just for Halloween.
Halloween, celebrated on October 31, is a much awaited holiday for kids as they get ready for various activities like trick-or-treating, arranging costume parties, apple bobbing, carving jack-o’-lanterns, visiting haunted places, playing pranks, telling creepy stories, and watching horror movies. And as mobile technology becomes an integral part of everyone’s lives today, smartphone manufacturers have been quick to cash in on the spooky season by coming up with different spooky applications to suit the season.
One can now load smartphones with spooky applications as this is the time when the market is flooded with special offers and discounts on such apps to lure users. These apps, available in the market include games, themes, wallpapers, ringtones, etc. This year the App store is full of new and varied applications for smartphones to keep a track of kid’s activities on this day, such as MobileMe for iPhone and Android, Trick or Tracer, which is a free application till November 2, and more.
iYogi review report summarizes the five topmost spooky applications for smartphones this Halloween:
ZombieBooth 3D- The ZombieBooth is one of the best apps from MotionPortrait that allows users’ to instantly transform photographs of their friends or their own into terrifying 3D animated zombies. These zombies are interactive and respond to gestures like blinking, scowling, breathing, and even bare claws if one gets too close to the screen. This application allows users to add effects and make videos of their zombie face. These videos can also be shared among friends. One can easily transform a single picture into different zombies or enjoy over 50 zombie variations just by shaking the phone or tapping the ‘Zombie’ button. The app lets users directly share or upload their horrific zombies as well as videos via e-mail, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking websites. ZombieBooth 3D is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Users can enjoy this application by spending just $0.99. Trail and Android versions are also available.
Ghost Radar- Spud Pickles presents you the Ghost Radar application for entertainment purpose, which is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Ghost Radar empowers user with a thrilling experience. This app detects paranormal activities for aforementioned technologies by Apple and uses different sensors such as Wi-Fi transceiver, microphone, accelerometer, touch sensor, and magnetometer. This app interprets the sensor readings and analyzes electromagnetic radiations, unfamiliar vibrations, and sounds and then shows indications with radar indicator, numeric values, textual, and graphical readouts. Users can buy and download Ghost Radar apps for $0.99 from iTunes AppStore. BlackBerry users can also pick Ghost Radar for $2.99 from BlackBerry App World.
Halloween Costume Generator- Halloween Costume Generator is a hilarious app in the AppStore goodie bag. This app provides great ideas for finding all kinds of hip Halloween costumes, and users can search for costumes with the help of various personalized options by specifying gender, occasion, age, size, and mood. After entering all these details, one just needs to shake his/her phone for getting suggestions. It allows users to save the search result or browse for Google images of the costumes directly. The Halloween Costume Generator is available for $0.99 at the Apple iTunes AppStore. One can also opt for ‘Costume Ideas – Halloween’ app, which is available for $1.00 to experience nice Halloween fun. Halloween Deluxe is another good option for finding the right costume as it is a free application and has around hundreds of costumes suggestions across all categories. This app also includes soundboard, scary ring tones, animated wallpapers, trivia, and lets users create their own colored flashlight with the screen.
100 Horror Stories, Sounds, And Scares- 288 Vroom LLC presents a novelty application which includes biggest collection of the best horror and vampire stories to add to the Halloween spirit. While reading ghost stories, users can tap the screen to enhance the spooky feel by adding scary sounds and extra effects like thunder, lighting, moaning etc with creepy animations to match. This app has a terrifying interface with over 40 spooky sound effects. It is a user-friendly app, which has an automatic bookmark and ‘Auto-Scare’ feature that abruptly scares, anytime with automatic horrific sounds. This is the scariest book app, available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Users who love reading can buy and download ‘100 Horror Stories, Sounds, and Scares’ for $0.99 from iTunes AppStore.
Ghost Capture- In the celebration of this Halloween season, GDE Film, LLC presents the Ghost Capture apps to spook your friends by creating creepy ghost pictures that look real.
With this creative application, users can click new photograph and insert eerie images into it or any other photo from the photo album. Users can easily adjust the position, size, rotation, and clarity to get the best and realistic effects. This application has over 40 ghosts to pick from and even allows users to make their own pictures look scary. With Ghost Capture, user can automatically upload pictures to the gallery and fool their friends by sending them through e-mail messages, Facebook, etc. Users can purchase this photography app for $0.99 or even pick the free version from iTunes AppStore. Ghost capture is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
“Like with most other products, apps makers too use holidays and festivals to introduce and sell new products”, says Vishal Dhar, President Marketing and Co-founder iYogi. “ Popular holidays like Halloween, with its spooky theme and huge popularity quotient with kids, are perfect for apps makers to come up with special apps targeted for the season .”
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