Apps of the Day – Halloween Edition: Widgets, Wallpapers, Games and More


We are back with today’s round of the best, fun-filled, and extraordinary apps the Android Market has to offer. Halloween is only a few days away and keeping with that holiday spirit, I thought it only appropriate to feature the most goulish, creepy and gory Halloween themed apps from the Market. Let’s have at it!

Halloween Clock – This clock widget comes to you from the makers of Kinectic Clock and features a festive Halloween theme complete with a little witch Andy, brewing away in his cauldron. The widget was actually rendered using 3D graphics and features an insane amount of detail. Not only that, it’s highly customizable too! Halloween Clock features:

-Four different skins to choose from (wood, wrought iron, stone, and brick).
-Each skin switches to day and night versions on its own (or choose any skin you’d like to remain static).
-Moon and sun rise and set as the day goes on (or choose your favorite position to remain static).
-Space for two customizable launchers. App icons look like they’re nestled right in the grass!
-12 and 24 hour modes.

[Market Link]

Haunted House HD – I’ve come across my share of amazing live wallpapers in my day and let me tell you — none of the come as close to the amount of interaction and fun as this spooky 3D wallpaper from the creators of My Beach and Season Zen. The wallpaper allows you to travel around the outside of a haunted house, tiptoeing by candle-lit pumpkins and mailbox that can be customized with your name. Feeling brave? You can even travel inside the haunted house and have a look at the paranormal activity that lies within.

Haunted House HD features the ability to customize every part of the scene, choose your style of pumpkins and hide or show the items in the scene to decorate your haunted house for Halloween. Amazing fun and from a live wallpaper no less.

[Market Link]

Swiftkey X (with Pumpkin Theme) – SwiftKey X is my personal keyboard of choice (at the moment) and in celebration of Halloween, they saw it fit to introduce a brand new “Pumpkin Theme” in addition to their already available ones. SwiftKey X is based on the new version of TouchType’s advanced Fluency language inference engine… simply meaning — it can almost predict what you’re going to say before you say it.

You can fine tune SwiftKey X with typing styles to match the way you use your phone. Whether you rely heavily on prediction or if you prefer to write your words out in full rapidly making typos and errors, SwiftKey will keep everything in order. If you haven’t yet, now would be a great time to check it out.

[Market Link]

SpecTrek Light – SpecTrek is one of those oldie but goodies. I’ve been having fun with this app since back in the G1 days and not much has changed. Not much has to. The name of the game is ghost hunting and you must run around your immediate vicinity, hunting down ghosts using radar. One you’re in range, hold up your phone to switch to augmented reality mode and catch ghosts ala Fatal Frame. Tons of fun to be had especially when navigating around your neighborhood trick or treating.

[Market Link]

Contract Killer: Zombies (NR) – While not really “Halloween themed” (zombie killing is fun any time of the year) Contract Killer recently release a zombie version of their popular FPS game. How do you play? Well, it’s simple. Gun down anything that groans, “Braaaaaaains.” Just make sure you don’t get too trigger happy as you have to rescue innocent civilians from the zombie-infested environments.

[Market Link]

Sliceween – This is a fun physics game where you have one simple goal: Get the bat. Into the house. Sounds easy enough… Or is it? You’ll have to slice your way to victory using bars, bricks, spiders, teleporters and more. Featuring 4 different worlds for a total of 80 levels. I know it all sounds a bit weird but try it out. Sliceween is sure to get you into that Halloween spirit.

[Market Link]

Well, that pretty much covers it for our special Halloween edition of “Apps of the Day.” Have any scary apps you would like to recommend? Just sound ’em off in the comments! We’ll do our best to feature them come Monday, for one final round of Halloween themed apps. I hope you guys have a great weekend of partying and please, make it home safe.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Thanks Phandroid! You guys ARE humans! ^_^

    1. Say it to my face! >:O

      1. You guys ARE human!

        In good way bro, because you’re not Androids with no feelings, well you are Androids, but you have consideration for the Halloween community, making you human! :D

  2. As much as I like swype, I’ve gone back to swiftkey and don’t regret it, and the new Halloween skin is pretty cool.

    I also never thought I’d spend two bucks on a live wallpaper but the Haunted House HD was worth it, the customization, including being able to put your name on the door and mailbox is just awesome.

    1. I said the same thing! :D

    2. love swiftkey, been using it for about a year

  3. Awesome! I always search for themes, live wallpapers, etc. for holidays. I haven’t seen any of these except for the clock. Thanks for the heads-up! +10

  4. A bit off-subject, but does anyone remember the old PC screen saver that had turkeys flying around the screen, and if you hit them with the pointer, you knocked their feathers off, and if you hit them again with the pointer, they turned into roasted turkeys? If so, does anyone know of a live wallpaper like that for Android?

    1. I know what you’re talking about, I think that was part of the stray toasters package, haven’t seen anything like that on there, though there was one live wallpaper that had pumpkins you could touch that woud get squashed. Also had bats you could knock out of the air too.

      1. Ya, actually it was the Halloween LWP that you mentioned which led me to remember the old “roasted turkeys” PC SS. Maybe the same dev will come up with something similar for Thanksgiving.

  5. Just have to add that I really do love Swiftkey X. It’s a great keyboard and almost always predicts the next word I’m typing within the first 2 letters. It works great and has a lot of cusomization. It makes the keys better laid out and it has never been easier for me to add a smiley face of any type into my texts.

  6. I found some other wallpapers at I like the site, it is formatted for mobile so they are easy to install.

  7. @Sevenstars and the new Halloween skin is pretty friend’s mother-in-law makes $77/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8280 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site

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