New 'Trick or Tracker' app helps parents keep tabs on teens this Halloween

MICHIANA, Ind. -- Halloween has gone high-tech!  If your kids are old enough to go trick-or-treating by themselves this year, there's a new smartphone app online to give you some piece of mind.  It's called the Trick or Tracker.

Here's how it works.  You download the app to both the parent's and child's cell phones. Then you can locate the trick-or-treater with the  touch of a single button.  The child's phone has a special "Where Am I?" button and the parent's phone has a corresponding "Where’s My Kid?" button.

Parents can program their phone to receive text messages showing where their child is up to every 15 minutes.

The app usually costs $4.99 for a lifetime license, but for parents who are downloading it from on Halloween, will be able to use it for free between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

The company who developed the app is called Iconosys, and is based in California. They say that of course, there is no substitute for a child's safety as the presence of a parent, but some people have found this app to be useful for older children and teens.

If you have more questions about the application, there are answers on the company's website.

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