For years, our users have asked the age-old old question -- Will Webkinz ever work on an iPhone or iPod Touch? Many of you may remember a month ago, when we told you that Goober's Lab was coming to the iPhone
, but it never appeared in the App Store. Well, thanks to webkinzonfire9
from our Webkinz Forum
, we can now confirm that the first official Webkinz iPhone App
(and iPod Touch) has arrived and costs 99 cents
! Just search for "Goobers Lab" in the App Store
. And the best part, which delight all of you Webkinz fans -- the Kinz Cash you earn in the Goober's Lab game syncs to your Webkinz account!
The game will be perfectly familiar to all of you who know and love Goober's lab, including the ever-famous "Go Science!" exclamations! We've downloaded the app and can confirm that it works perfectly, and will log you in to you Webkinz account and sync the Kinz Cash you've earned.
You can even play "offline", and the game will "bank" your Kinz Cash earnings until you get another chance to sync up to your Webkinz accounts. I can see the Kinz Cash piling up already, and your "Angry Birds" might start feeling a little neglected! Read more for more screenshots.
UPDATE (August 17th): Some of you have been winning the trophies while playing the App, but those trophies have not been transferred to your Webkinz accounts. Justin, the owner of Webkinz Insider, contacted Ganz to find out what's going on:
"I've spoken with Ganz about the trophies and they weren't supposed to be awarded in the iPhone version, that's why references to them were removed from the instructions.
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However, since it is awarding them in game play, they are looking into the possibility of transferring the trophies from the iPhone to your Webkinz account. If it is possible, they will do it. If not, they'll remove the trophy earning from the game so that no one else gets confused."