TiPb Picks of the Week: Halloween Edition
Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.
To see what we picked this week, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!
Ally's Pick: Angry Birds Halloween
Angry Birds has been a favorite of many for several months now. I know many others are like me and get super excited when they see updates for it in the app store. Imagine my excitement when I saw Angry Birds Halloween!
The concept is the same as the original with a Halloween twist. There's new achievements to be gained and costumed pigs to defeat. You'll also notice the addition of a few new birds in this game.
This game is a separate purchase through the app store and will run you $0.99 for around 45 levels of Angry Birds goodness.
[$0.99 - iTunes Link]
Andrew's Pick: HauntFinder
Want to go to a haunted house this Halloween, but don't know where to look in order to get the most horrifying experience? Well then, HauntFinder is the app for you! With this single-use app you can find all of the major -- and frightful -- attractions in your area! The app gives you all of the great haunted houses to visit within a 200 mile radius, and contains reviews and more information straight from HauntedHouse.com!
We'd highly recommend this neat little app for Halloween, especially if you aren't sure which haunted house you and your group of friends want to hit up after gorging yourself on all the candy you got from Tick-Or-Treating (you can never be too old to still go every year, right?).
[$2.99 - iTunes link]
Brian's Pick: Doodle Jump
Just in time for Halloween, Doodle Jump has been updated and now has a Halloween level for you to enjoy! Turn Doodle into Doodlestein and navigate your way through zombies, vampires, witches, and other creepy creatures! The update is free for those of you who have had Doodle Jump and they also announced that while you enjoy the new Halloween level they are hard at work at an update for Doodle Jump that will bring Game Center features into their awesomely addictive game!
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
Leanna's Pick: Sex Offenders Search Lite
We teach our children not to talk to or accept candy from strangers - except on Halloween. Children are encouraged to approach the homes of strangers and ask for candy on this one night of the year, but do you really want your child to knock on any door?
Sex Offenders Search Lite allows you to search for sex offenders by your location. It provides the address, name, and crime committed of the offenders. This could be a welcomed addition to your trick-or-treating outing. You can quickly search the neighborhood for sex offenders and make sure your children do not approach the house of someone who has committed a crime against a child. Of course this doesn't offer full protection for your children, but it may ease your mind to know that these homes are being avoided.
[Free - iTunes link]
Rene's Pick: Netflix
Since Halloween is mostly a Canadian and US custom, forgive me for picking Netflix, and app currently available only in those two countries. And, well, Halloween and scary movies were just made for each other. Cream of the crop here is the Apple TV version of Netflix. The interface is so good you just know Apple banned Netflix from the building and built it themselves. The iPhone UI is okay, though the iPad version is basically the website and scarier than any horror movie monster. Let's fix that Netflix, shall we?
But back to the movies. There's tons of them for you to enjoy, from classics to fairly recents. You can stream them live to any of the aforementioned devices and -- the killer feature -- you can start on one, switch to another, and it remembers where you left off and just keeps on playing from there.
So when it's late, the kids have stopped knocking on the door, the candy has been eaten, the jack o'lanterns have burned down, and everything is dark and quiet, tap on Netflix and queue up a good Halloween fright film. Then another.
[Free + Netflix subscription - iTunes link]
You’re part of the team as well, so jump into the comments and let us know your Halloween pick of the week!