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The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

It's cheating, but we do what we must: There is now an app that lets you crowdsource where the best Halloween candy is in your city so that you and your friends can go clean out those tasty troves like ravenous goats.

Of course, the San Francisco-based creators of Nextdoor's "Treat Map" aren't saying it's for that purpose, but who would pass up the chance to use tech to locate a neighborhood's entire stock of Snickers (the full-size ones)? Here's how they pitch it:

Halloween is the perfect time to head out into the neighborhood and celebrate with neighbors, whether it's with an incredible haunted house or king-sized candy bars... .

Nextdoor's Halloween Treat Map lets you mark your home with a candy corn icon to let your neighbors know you will be giving out candy. We're taking the guesswork out of Halloween to ensure you find the best, most convenient route possible for your trick-or-treaters, whether you're on your computer or headed out into the neighborhood with Nextdoor for iPhone and Android.

There's at least one safeguard that prevents out-of-towners from using this to drive around the land, filling up their truck beds with sugary treats. Nextdoor is a neighborhood social-networking service that tries to verify its users are locals by phone, credit card, or postcard verification. That extra step made this Luddite want to skip downloading the app (also: I'm a grown-ass man with no kids). But it's not likely to much impede those with sweet teeth and solid dental insurance.

(Nextdoor)

H/t Geoawesomeness

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