ScareCauldron: Written Android App Review
Halloween is upon us at last, and so are the spooky apps which try to make this time of year as fun as possible. Whether you’re the Clark Griswold of the neighborhood or the type to give out toothbrushes and apples to trick-or-treaters, you’re sure to find something in the Google Play store.
One such app, ScareCauldron, is designed to add a frightening soundtrack to your night. Developed by Bit Cauldron, this creative app is an interactive soundboard that allows you to mix scary sound effects for a custom experience.
Concept and Functionality:
Who doesn’t like creepy things this time of the year? This is your one chance to dress up in the craziest of costumes, act like a goofball, and have people chalk it up to excessive candy consumption. As an adult, it’s even more fun to decorate the house with fake cobwebs and drink heaping goblets of red liquid. Times are changing, though, and it’s even more fun to add a technological twist or two to your shenanigans.
Though it’s certainly not the first soundboard app I’ve seen, ScareCauldron adds a few new and unique twists. Upon opening the app, you’re greeted with a whirling, swirling, and bubbling cauldron. The idea is simple; drag the various pictures into the cauldron to create a musical mixture of mischievousness. The free version offers five sounds which include howling wolves and demonic laughter.
That’s not all, though. As these images move around the cauldron, so does the sound. You have to be wearing headphones to experience this, but it’s pretty neat to be able to listen to the sounds as they travel around your head.
Lastly, ScareCauldron is designed to be left alone for hours. It will continue to play spooky sound bits for as long as you like. This allows you to leave your device unattended so you can tend to trick-or-treaters.
The greatest feature ScareCauldron has to offer is the one I just mentioned above. It’s rare to find a soundboard app that doesn’t require you to manually play it. This alone is reason enough to download the app, especially for Halloween.
Also, the app features two different modes based on the effect you’re seeking. “Haunt” allows you to place any of the five sounds into the cauldron and instantly play them. “Mixing” is somewhat the same idea, except you can place as many pictures in the cauldron as you like and then press the skullmometer to boil the sounds.
Lastly, the app will continue to play spooky sounds even if you close it. This is great because you don’t have to worry about leaving the app up if you need to use your device for other things.
You definitely can’t go wrong with a free spooky app on Halloween. If you’re looking for more sounds and to banish ads, you can upgrade to the Pro version of ScareCauldron for $1.99. I’m not sure how many sounds this will unlock, though. However, the free version should be adequate enough if you don’t want to upgrade to Pro. Happy spooking!