New iPhone apps worth downloading: Wallaby and Jam for iPhone updates, Momonga Pinball Adventures

Jan 29, 2013

Shoppers, you’re going to want to check out todays’ first app worth downloading, Wallaby. It keeps track of your credit cards and the rewards systems attached to them, and lets you know which card you should use at each establishment for maximum benefit. We’ve also got Jam for iPhone, an app that lets you play the part of singer in your original songs, and Momonga Pinball Adventures, a story-based game that puts a unique twist on pinball mechanics.

Wallaby update (Free)

What’s it about? Lots of different credit card companies offer rewards, but those rewards are often dependent on the merchant where you spend. Wallaby keeps track of your cards and rewards, and tells you what card to use when you go shopping for maximum payback.

What’s cool? Wallaby works by allowing you to enter and catalog the cards you have and using your iPhone or iPad’s GPS capabilities to help you figure out where you are. When you go to the mall or to a restaurant, you tap the establishment on the map to tell Wallaby where you’re headed, and the app displays the appropriate card to use. You can also search for the merchants that will give you the best rewards, so you can plan your shopping accordingly. Wallaby’s latest update makes searching by name and category for merchants even easier, and expands the card database to more than 500.

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Who’s it for? Users who have several credit cards and want to get the most out of them should check out Wallaby.

What’s it like? Reward Check also can help you keep up on the best ways to get your card rewards.

Jam for iPhone update (Free)

What’s it about? Jam for iPhone is like having a music producer in your pocket, complete with backing tracks and an auto-tune machine to enhance the sound of your pipes.

What’s cool? You can instantly create music with Jam for iPhone by singing into your iOS device, and the app will do the rest of the work. It’s designed to work even if you’re a bit lacking in musical ability, and lets you choose the genre and the tempo before you sing away. The app allows you to share your musical creations across Facebook and Twitter. Jam for iPhone’s new update fixes a lot of bugs, and it also makes discovering other people’s songs even easier.

Who’s it for? If auto-tune and karaoke are your passions, you should definitely try Jam for iPhone.

What’s it like? You can also make your own musical compilations quickly and easily with Songify and PocketSing.

Momonga Pinball Adventures ($1.99)

What’s it about? As the name suggests, Momonga is a pinball title, but it has a story featuring a flying squirrel and multiple puzzle levels to work through.

What’s cool? Momonga includes a number of inventive levels that combine exploration with bumpers and flippers. Once you’ve gone through each level, you can return to them to complete other objectives and work toward high scores. You’ll also get a chance to use tilt-based controls to make your character fly, and fight boss battles.

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Who’s it for? Pinball fans and those who enjoy platforming and action-adventure titles, give Momonga Pinball Adventures a try.

What’s it like? Sega’s Sonic Spinball also gives an adventuresome take to the arcade genre, and Pinball HD Collection adds tons of other virtual pinball tables to play.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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