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tracktreat1Looking to keep track of the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween, but don’t want to be a hovering parent? Well, technology from Seattle startup Glympse is here to help.

The Seattle company just unveiled a free app (for iOS only) called Track n Treat, which like the name suggests allows parents to keep a remote eye on the kiddos as they wander the neighborhood trick or treating.

“Halloween is fun for kids of all ages but, as a parent, I know there are real concerns about a child’s safety while trick-or-treating, especially after dark. We created Track n Treat to provide assurance to parents by giving them a real-time view on where their children are on All Hallows Eve,” said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse. “We are using technology to give parents peace of mind.” Parents can track the locations on the Web or their own smartphones, watching where they go on the device.

Track n Treat showcases the Glympse tracking technology, which we’ve written about in the past here and now boasts more than 10 million users.

Of course, younger kids don’t always carry a smartphone, which is necessary to track the whereabouts of the little ones. In those instances, Glympse is suggesting that parents allow their kids to take a phone with them on their Halloween expeditions. (Just make sure it doesn’t get lost amid all of the Candy Corn and Kit-Kats).


Editor’s note: Glympse CEO Bryan Trussel will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Startup Day, taking place Oct. 25th at the Showbox Sodo.

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