Free trick-or-treating apps to use this weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 30, 2015) —  Before trick-or-treating this weekend, you might want to check-out the latest technology to keep tabs on your little monster and plan the best route.

If your kids are heading-out on their own with their friends, you can use the “Track-and-Treat” app to follow them along the way in real time. Just enter your number or email into their phone using the free app to create the link for tracking. For more, click here.

If you’re trying to find the best route to gather the most candy, the free social network for neighbors called “Nextdoor” is offering a special halloween feature. Neighbors can show a candy corn if they're handing out candy or you indicate where to find the best haunted houses in your area. For more, click here.

Representatives from Nextdoor say there’s about 78,000 neighborhoods across the country already connected and about 1,600 in the greater Indianapolis area.

“Indianapolis is a top user of Nextdoor, so we’re excited to see all of the adoption and I think features like the ‘treat map’ really get people excited about their neighborhood and get people talking,” said Jen Burke, Senior Communications Manager at Nextdoor.

“It’s nice, too, for people who are handing out candy. They know they’ll be able to hand out candy because they’re indicating to people, ‘I’m home, I’ll have candy for you, come on in,’” Burke said.

Users have to verify your address to participate. Nextdoor also ranked the top ten Indianapolis neighborhoods based the percentage of people using their treat map in different neighborhoods. Here’s what they found:

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