The vast majority of attempts to tie in a mobile app to a television show have been completely lame. There is something potentially lucrative about taking advantage of “the second screen” in television entertainment, but nobody seems to have found the secret formula.
AMC still hasn’t found that formula, but their Dead Yourself app is cool enough to note. Fans of the The Walking Dead are excited about the midseason premier on Sunday, so building up buzz has been pretty easy. That doesn’t mean that an iPhone app that turns faces of normal humans into the walkers of the show can’t add a bit to the fun.
As Diana Adams at BitRebels puts it:
Whoever said that zombies are so ‘last year’ was definitely wrong. This app will have you calling everyone you know and asking them to send you pictures so you can zombify them. This Walking Dead iPhone app is super easy to use. You just align the zombie head with the head of the person in the photo. Then you can choose which zombie eyes and mouth to add. You even have the option to add accessories like a knife stabbed through the skull or a zombiefied doll. Last but not least, you choose the background lighting to give it all a super creepy effect.