Welcome to the Ghost-o-Matic app, created by the Society for the Pursuit of the Reputedly Undead, Namely Ghosts, also known as SPRUNG, for use with the Ghostkeeper’s Journal and Field Guide. If you have not yet acquired your Ghostkeeper’s Journal, kindly follow this link: to purchase the book. You will need the book to trigger the functions of the Ghost-o-Matic app.

This app uses groundbreaking augmented reality to reveal hidden messages, missing pages, metaphysical phenomena, mysterious puzzles and even ghosts in and around the pages of the book.

We need your help. A SPRUNG operative has gone missing. All that remains of him is his Ghostkeeper’s Journal – you’ll need the Ghost-o-Matic app to break the secrets hidden inside. Our operative’s name is Agamemnon White – child prodigy, ecto-genius, and tuna sandwich obsessive. He is also head of Ghostkeeping for the Western region, and was collecting the most powerful ecto-energy types known to man in his Journal. Download the Ghost-o-Matic app, synchronise it with your copy of the Ghostkeeper’s Journal, join SPRUNG, and use the book and app together to retrace Ag’s trail and help us rescue him. But beware… the moment you open the book, you will release the ghosts Ag trapped inside. It will be up to you to recapture them with the Ghost-o-Matic app and solve the mystery of his disappearance… without disappearing yourself!

This immersive storyworld of the Ghostkeeper’s Journal, told through the book and the app, represents a brand new kind of interactive fiction for older kids and young adults, reinventing the book for the screen generation and using AR technology in a wholly new way. The app delivers more than fifty animation sequences, digital puzzles and personalised achievements as part of an over-arching story about this mysterious Ghostkeeping society and its dark secrets. Join SPRUNG through this app and experience the next generation of storytelling today.

To begin, launch the app and point your device’s camera at your Journal to begin your hunt. In-app messages will guide you through the process of joining SPRUNG and catching your first ghost.

NOTE: Once downloaded, the Ghost-O-Matic app does not require WiFi. No data is sent from the app – any information entered into the app is only saved on the user’s own device.

This free app is available to anyone with a compatible smartphone or tablet (iPhone 5 or above, iPad 2 or above, iPod Touch 6th Gen. or above - all running iOS 8.0 or above).

What’s New

Version 1.8

iOS updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

anonymous_player325 ,

Fun but annoying

I love the book and app it is so fun but I do have one problem...
I’ve completed the game before and I’m trying to play it again but for some reason now whenever I scan stuff it is not where it should be. Like when I scan the home page, the eye at the top is completely above the book itself and it is just on my table where I put the book and now the page where I scan things shows the book in black and white and I never had any of these problems the first time so if you could fix this it would be amazing but other than that it’s a great app/book and I have a great time doing this!

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I love the book and the app. But the Ghost-o-Matic was normal till today. I try to scan the teeth but it says access denied and I’m already on the resolution. Then I looked at help and it had a bunch of letters that I couldn’t understand. Same thing happens with the other cases. I try the artist and the muse and when I scan the chart it says the same thing and when I press help, you know what happens.

Sulking Teenager ,

A Great App

As someone obsessed with the paranormal, I have a million books about ghosts and ghouls and the undead in general. “The Ghostkeeper’s Journal & Field Guide” comes with its own app- this one! I downloaded it, began reading the book, and was surprised by just how much FUN I was having. I have not experienced any of the bugs, and so far, I’ve captured four ghosts with no problems. The puzzles are fun, the backstories are interesting, and both the book and the app are well-produced and interesting. I highly recommend this app to anyone who dreams of catching ghosts, or anyone who just likes a good mystery.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review - it’s the kind of response you hope for when you work hard to make something like this. Beware the Ghoul! Japhet


Carlton Books Limited
878.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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