On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'll be talking about Halloween-themed apps you can download to your smartphone or tablet. Here they are...
For the record, I've never ordered a costume through this app. But with 5,000 options, it's a useful too when dreaming up ideas.
Make A Zombie (FREE, iPad/iPhone)
There are tons of pumpkin carving apps out there, but this one gave me a laugh. It's called Make A Zombie, and it allows users to......make a zombie. But they're not really the scary, wouldn't-share-this-with-the-world type of zombie. They're actually kind of cute.
This app from Busy Bee Studios is aimed at young kids. They count ghosts and help them bounce over chimneys to get to their "ghost party." It's a really simple app with a nice design, along with some basic math.
If you're a fan of Edgar Allen Poe's work, you'll enjoy this one. iPoe takes a few of the author's famous stories and adds music and interactive graphics. It manages to do all of this without being TOO cheesy - turn off the lights, put in the headphones, and enjoy.
Of course we all love the Charlie Brown Halloween special that airs this time of year - the iPad version is just as fun. The interactive story features fun graphics, narration from Peter Robbins, and music. It's $4.99, which makes it a bit pricey compared to the others, but it's got a nostalgia factor like no other.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times