New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, May 10

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Parkbud: A high-end, immersive Car Locator and Parking App that turns the stress of remembering where and when you parked into a worry-free, pleasant experience. Free - iTunes link]

  • Animal Phone: Let your kids make phone calls to animal friends! [Free - iTunes link]

  • GV Connect: Update to version 1.8 brings contact images in message lists and conversation views, nickname auto-completion and more! [$2.99 - iTunes link]

  • Blackboard Eats: A mouthwatering city guide and map to tell you where to eat on the go; simple ways to store and retrieve your passcode; a virtual membership card; a savvy tip calculator; and easy ways to spread the good taste to all your friends. [Free - iTunes link]

  • YellowBrck: A location based social network for moms and dads. Share your current activity or location with other moms and dads and their kids. Now with a journal, kid check-in, and the ability to find friends via address book and Twitter. [Free - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at

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FLskydiver says:

"...the stress of remembering where and when you parked..."
That's friggin' hilarious. Is that really stressful? I mean, who really has ever stressed over not remembering where they parked their car? I've parked in my share of huge mall or amusement park lots in my time, and if you don't remember the exact spot you at least can remember the general area, no? Am I being insensitive to short people for laughing at the idea of this app?
In my entire life I've only known one young woman who's stressed over losing her car. But that was because she was brought back to our dropzone late at night after a drunken bender by a police officer and panicked wildly the next morning when she couldn't remember where her car was. Luckily cooler heads prevailed and determined the location of her car was written on her drunken driving citation.
Turns out it was parked on the shoulder of a divided highway facing the wrong direction. Don't ask me how she didn't wind up in jail instead of being delivered back to us -- I don't have a clue. But somehow I doubt even the existence of an iPhone and this App would have failed to help in the situation. If you are sober enough to use the app, won't you be sober enough to remember where you left your car?

FLskydiver says:
  • But somehow I doubt even the existence of an iPhone and this App would have HELPED in the situation.
Leanna Lofte says:

You haven't met my mother.

FLskydiver says:

Lol! Honestly, is this maybe more of a problem in the city? Do you have to park in all sorts of random places and maybe not use your car often? I'm trying to figure out how remembering WHEN you last park can be an advantage.

noberrynomo says:

I agree. And, IF you think you may have a problem, take out your iPhone, open the camera app, and TAKE A PIC OF WHERE YOU PARKED. I have done this before, and it helps. As for as the parking meter thing, don't we already have a timer on the phone? Put in your quarter, set the timer, and go on your way. At least it is free, UNLIKE the Animal Phone, where the app is free, and the first animal is free, but beyond that, hide your check book!! You have to PAY for the other animals, and all they do is tell you they sure could use something that you can BUY from the gift store. Great pick there, Leanna!!

FLskydiver says:

Parking Meters. Ok, thanks!

Hermanrh says:

World of goo for iPhone got an update to support retina display now :D

Hans says:

I have just updated my (actually pretty new) app "Tipping made easy" to run in both the iPhone and iPad. I know, I know, another tip calculator, yaaawn, but feedback has been great so far, so probably you might want to check it out: Oh, and it's free for the time being.

west3man says:

The post says it is free, but the link lead me to the App Store and a $1.99 price tag.

amnesiak says:

The appstor for parkbud says it's free. When I go to download it says it is 1.99 :(

henning says:

$2 is couch change. If ya want the app, buy it.