New iPhone apps worth downloading: SpotHero and DeliRadio: Free Music, Concert Listings & Radio updates, Stubies

Feb 19, 2014
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Make sure you always have a place to park in a big city with SpotHero, and app for finding, paying for and reserving parking spots. SpotHero update (Free) What’s it about? Find and reserve a place to park in several big cities with the help of SpotHero, which lets you see the spots on your […]

Make sure you always have a place to park in a big city with SpotHero, and app for finding, paying for and reserving parking spots.

SpotHero update (Free)

What’s it about? Find and reserve a place to park in several big cities with the help of SpotHero, which lets you see the spots on your map and pay to reserve them ahead of time.

What’s cool? Finding a place to park in cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York can often feel impossible, but SpotHero can help. The app lets you locate parking spots on your iOS device and see them mapped out around you, and then lets you pay to have them reserved for you. Basically, you pay to park before you arrive so you know exactly where you’re parking and for how long. SpotHero includes information about the parking spot, images to show you where you’re going, and a map help you get there. SpotHero’s latest updates add improvements to the user interface to make the app easier to use, and the ability to search for discounted event parking.

Who’s it for? Users looking for parking in any of the cities covered in SpotHero can save themselves a lot of headache with this app.

What’s it like? Try apps such as BestParking and PayByPhone Parking for more convenient parking help.

DeliRadio: Free Music, Concert Listings & Radio update (Free)

What’s it about? Find out what bands are playing near you with DeliRadio, a streaming app focused on your local music scene.

What’s cool? DeliRadio is a tap into your local music scene, bringing streaming songs that are based on the artists that are playing near you, not what’s on the radio. The app lets you search for artists based on the genres you like, and brings you samples to listen to and then information on nearby concerts. You can use the app to grab tickets to a new show and discover a new band, and DeliRadio also brings in social integration, so you can use your friends’ tastes to help you find things that you’ll want to hear. The latest update to DeliRadio brings an entire new redesign of its user interface, along with a calendar view, the ability to play festival and venue lineups, and more.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking for a new way to find your next favorite band, you’re going to want to check out DeliRadio.

What’s it like? You can discover who’s playing near you with Bandsintown Concerts and Songkick Concerts.

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Stubies ($0.99)

What’s it about? Casual matching game Stubies sees lots of colored people wandering across your device’s screen, and it’s your job to get those of the same color to collide while avoiding those of different colors.

What’s cool? In Stubies, you’re charged with matching like colors as weird little creatures tromp across your screen. You can swipe each of the stubies to speed them up or change their direction, which you’ll need to do to guide them into the paths of other, like-colored stubies, which will disappear when they touch. If two stubies of different colors collide, however, they’ll be stuck until they eventually turn to stone, further crowding the screen and making navigation more difficult. Stubies’ 60 levels get harder over time, as you’ll need to keep the creatures from falling into holes and crowding one another too much.

Who’s it for? Players who like casual arcade games that require quick reflexes and planning should try Stubies.

What’s it like? You’ll find similar gameplay mechanics in titles such as Flight Control and Harbor Master.

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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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