With Halloween being just around the corner, this is a good time to get yourself in the mood for the spookiest holiday of the year. Being a tech-savvy person that you are, the easiest way for you to do that is to rely on some great mobile apps that are currently available for download from the Google Play Store. The list below was made to help you do precisely that, being populated with the best Halloween-inspired Android apps, as well as those that should prove to be handy in the run-up to this year's All Hallows' Eve.
Halloween Live Wallpaper
If you're looking to decorate your smartphone in preparation for Halloween, this Wasabi-made service is one you should definitely try as it ships with a number of live wallpapers that are both well-made and not resource-intensive like many of their alternatives. The settings of Halloween Live Wallpaper do come with some ads, but no promotions will be pushed to your actual wallpaper once you set it up, so you don't have to worry about being exposed to any annoying advertising when you aren't expecting it.
Scary Stories isn't the most modern-looking Android app out there, but it's one that's regularly updated by its creator with additional content and is continuously optimized for new devices. Regardless of whether you're looking to go through some short and tense stories on your own or are planning a group read, this app should be right up your alley.
Talking Pumpkin Wizard
You've had talking cats, dogs, monkeys, robots, and dinosaurs, so now it's time to experience a chatty pumpkin. Better yet, this particular vegetable happens to be a wizard that can dance and interact with you in numerous ways other than repeating anything you say in a silly voice. This probably isn't the type of an app that will keep you glued to your screen for hours at a time but it's an entertaining way to pass a few minutes while waiting for your pumpkin soup to boil.
Yummly Recipes & Shopping List
Speaking of soups, Halloween is a great opportunity to experiment with some unconventional and thematically appropriate recipes, so if you want to learn how to cook an Irish stew, bake a loaf of soda bread, or create a pumpkin-centric dish, Yummly is the perfect way to do so. The app also offers personalized recommendations and a built-in shopping list, so you should be well-prepared for making your Halloween-themed lunch in no time.
Little Witch Planet
Little Witch Planet is one of the most feature-rich live wallpapers available for Android devices, boasting a plethora of high-quality animations, dynamically changing modes, zooming functions, and even surprise sound effects if you opt to turn them on. A built-in Halloween counter is also part of the package, and if you happen to be pleased with what this free version of the app is offering, developer Aqreadd is also offering a $1 premium variant of its mobile wallpaper with even more capabilities.
Ghost in Photo Prank
What better time to insert some scary-looking ghosts into your photos than Halloween? Thalia Ultimate's app is possibly one of the easiest ways to do so, being designed as a conventional sticker app that will add realistic-looking ghosts to your images in no time. The specters themselves are highly customizable so you should be able to get a lot of mileage out of this free Android app if you're willing to experiment.
Zombify – Zombie Photo Booth
If you prefer rotting flesh over floating plasma, then you may want to choose Zombify for all your photo enhancing needs. This Apptly-made mobile tool delivers results that are highly unsettling and disgustingly realistic, thus being more than suitable for a Halloween-themed photo shoot.
Halloween Voice Changer
Prank calling friends and family on Halloween is much more effective when you get yourself a voice changer that sounds like something out of a horror movie, and this app from studio Little Oasis even provides you with a convenient way to save your best recordings and build a database of your eeriest sessions with the microphone. Best of all – it's completely free to use.
Scary Chat Stories – Hooked on Texts: Halloween
If traditional scary stories aren't your cup of tea, you may be more interested in reading some contemporary chat-based horror. This particular app even got a Halloween update earlier this month and is adding new stories on a daily basis, so if you're willing to test your bravery as Halloween approaches, you should definitely give it a go.
YouTube may seem out of place on a list like this, but if there's a single comprehensive platform for getting Halloween costume ideas and learning pumpkin-based recipes while simultaneously listening to scary stories and watching videos that look like scenes left on the cutting room floor of The Blair Witch Project, it's definitely Google's streaming service. What more could you possibly want on Halloween?