You Can Trick-or-Treat My House From Anywhere

Danielle here, and I don’t know if you’ve ever had this experience, but last year we bought a whole lot of candy (well actually my husband bought an enormous box of king size candy bars at Costco) and then only a couple of kids stopped by through the course of the night.  This year, I wanted to be sure we would get some trick-or-treaters no matter what, and I wasn’t willing to rely on our sleepy neighborhood to provide the entertainment, so of course… I built a Twilio app.

My parents still find it funny when I point out there could be a Twilio app to solve almost any problem, as far-fetched as some of my ideas are, but it went to a whole new level when I sat with them on Saturday afternoon between preparing dinner to write and test my Halloween Hotline.  We tracked down a bunch of silly Halloween sounds and here’s what I came up with.

Give it a try!  Call (206) 701-6291 to reach the Halloween Hotline!

This hotline is written in PHP and took about 20 minute, and less than 100 lines of code.  You can get the code and instructions to make your own here.

Photo credit: PrincessFroglips on Flickr