New smartphone apps offer trick-or-treat tracking

New smartphone apps have been launched to enable parents to track their children when they go trick-or-treating for Halloween.

Chidren going on trick-or-treat for Halloween can now be tracked using several new smartphone apps. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

With the free iPhone app Track n Treat, children can send a time-limited link of their location which allows parents to track their whereabouts using a web browser for the next four hours.

Another free app, Family GPS Tracker on the iPhone and Android, lets parents see their child's location in real-time and sends alerts when they stray outside a set area.

A series of apps for iPhone and Android phones have been launched for Halloween. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Life360 enables family members to view each others' locations on a map, send notifications about arrivals at pre-set locations and also stay in contact using group messaging.