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Gowalla officially shut down

on March 12, 2012 | Gowalla | Comments (0)
Gowalla officially shut down

Mobile geo-location app, Gowalla has now official shut down. We reported sometime ago that Facebook purchased Gowalla - mainly as a talent purchase. Gowalla staff members and CEO Josh Williams have been busy working on the new Facebook Places API. You can see the blog post from Facebook here, which goes on to explain that the API […]

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Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

on December 6, 2011 | Gowalla | Comments (1)
Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

We reported on the weekend that Facebook has purchased Gowalla. This move was a strategic talent purchase, Facebook is not actually interested in the Gowalla product as a whole – Facebook just want the highly talented team of staff. Gowalla has reported that the service will be winding down in January 2012 and users will […]

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Facebook buys Gowalla

on December 4, 2011 | Facebook Gowalla | Comments (1)
Facebook buys Gowalla

It has been reported that Facebook has purchased Geo-loation mobile application, Gowalla. Gowalla has competed with Foursquare for several years and always been the smaller of the 2 location based social networks. Gowalla is based in Austin, Texas and has around 30 employees. It has been speculated these employees will move in Facebook’s mobile division […]

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Foursquare v Gowalla [FACTS]

Foursquare v Gowalla [FACTS]

Over the past year there has been lot of talk about Geolocation mobile services Foursquare and Gowalla. There are more players in this space but these 2 hold a majority of the location market. A recent report by RJMetrics compared the services via their API data. Some key facts to note: – Foursquare now has […]

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When will we see this sort of Social Media advertising in Australia?

on July 8, 2010 | Advertising Gowalla | Comments (0)
When will we see this sort of Social Media advertising in Australia?

I received a tip recently from John Oates, Project Manager, Vayner Media in the US. On July 1st, the start of NBA free agency, The Nets’ launched a 225 x 95 foot painted wall at the corner of 34th & 8th in NYC, just a few blocks from New York Penn Station, and more notably, […]

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Gowalla 2.2 for iPhone released, iOS4 compatible

on July 6, 2010 | Gowalla | Comments (0)
Gowalla 2.2 for iPhone released, iOS4 compatible

Gowalla has just released version 2.2 of their iPhone application. There are a number of improvements to v2.2 such as: – high resolution for iPhone 4 – updated Featured Spots, Pins, and Items – multitasking support – misc bug fixes and stability improvements – syncing with iPhone contact list – easy connect to your Twitter […]

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Avoid looking like a dickhead on Foursquare, Gowalla

Avoid looking like a dickhead on Foursquare, Gowalla

With any new social media tool comes new social media users – and stuff ups! Location-based (Geo-location) social media applications like Foursquare and Gowalla are starting to become mainstream tools for everyday users. You need to understand the products and act ‘appropriately’ to avoid looking like a dickhead. Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? […]

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Foursquare v Gowalla v Brightkite

Foursquare v Gowalla v Brightkite

In Australia Foursquare has gained alot of users and attention over the past couple months. Not quiet at the same level, Gowalla a similar Geo-location service has enjoyed success in Australia with more game like features. Brightkite is another new entrant to the market and whilst not as big as Foursquare or Gowalla they have […]

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Foursquare reaches 10 check-ins per second

Foursquare reaches 10 check-ins per second

Checking my Twitter account i just noticed the below tweet by Foursquare. Globally Foursquare is now generating 10 check-ins per second. ie. – 600 per minute – 36,000 per hour – 864,000 per day Almost a million check-ins per day! I am sure they will reach that milestone soon. Remember when it was a big […]

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Gowalla releases iPad application, Foursquare not yet

on May 17, 2010 | Foursquare Gowalla | Comments (1)
Gowalla releases iPad application, Foursquare not yet

Whilst we cant get our hands on the iPad in Australia just yet, Geo-location social service Gowalla has released their iPad application last week. I would have thought Gowalla would priorities realeasing their Blackberry application, which is due out in about 2 weeks according to their CEO Josh Williams. Foursquare on the other hand is […]

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