Halloween apps give parents a way to keep an eye on their kids' whereabouts without getting in the way of their trick-or-treat rounds. An especially sweet treat, much of this temporary location-sharing technology is available for free.
Here are a few Halloween apps parents may want to check out:
Trick or Tracker. Not to be confused with "Track n Treat," the Trick or Tracker app links a parent's and child's phone and uses each phone's GPS capabilities to monitor locations. It includes a safety compass that points children in the direction of home and/or the parents' location, reports NBC News.
Family GPS Tracker. The name may not be as festive as "Track n Treat" but this app nevertheless gets the job done. Another free app, Family GPS Tracker for iPhone and Android lets parents see where their children are in real-time, and it also sends alerts when a child ventures outside of a set area (no doubt, in a quest for a king-size candy bar).
Life360. This free app is available for both iPhone and Android. It enables family members to view each others' location on a map and communicate via group messaging. You can set up zones and notifications (e.g. notifying you when your kid makes it to the Halloween party).