All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gowalla’
As you may know, Gowalla was acquired by Facebook. The news has been ciculating since Friday. Gowalla made the official announcement on its blog today, however, and is driving home the fact that Facebook is not acquiring user data. Also, Gowalla will be shut down as a standalone service. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: We created Gowalla to inspire …
Facebook has acquired location-based provider Gowalla, according to a report. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money says Facebook has purchased the company for an undislosed amount. The Gowalla team, including founder Josh Williams, will move from their Austin, Texas headquarters to Facebook’s in Palo Alto, California. It’s rumored the team will be working on Facebook’s timeline feature, which …
Earlier this month, Gowalla made a splash at SXSW in Austin, seeing all sorts of check-ins and earning the conference’s top award in the mobile category. Now (although there probably isn’t a true cause and effect), the company’s going to press that advantage by opening an office in the UK. Gowalla CEO Josh Williams spilled the news onstage today at …
Businesses are still struggling with finding the right social media strategies, let alone strategies for check-in apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, and the recently launched Facebook Places. WebProNews spoke with Lawrence Coburn, CEO of geolocation app provider DoubleDutch about where this industry is headed and what it means for businesses looking to take advantage.
Gowalla announced that it has some new trip tools and options today.
"The Trips feature is one of our favorites on Gowalla, and it’s also a favorite of users, universities, businesses, non-profit organizations, you name it," the company says. "Something we’ve been meaning to knock out for a while and have finally gotten around to is making Trip creation an easier and smoother process, and we’re rolling it out today."
Gowalla has announced the launch of its new Check in API. This is different than the Gowalla API, which was launched in February, which first let developers tap into Gowalla data for their apps.
"With today’s release, we’re expanding what’s possible, enabling your applications to create check-ins on behalf of users," the company says. It utilizes OAuth 2.0 to do so.
The company gives developers the following guidelines for using the API:
uTest has released the results from a check-in services "Bug Battle" competition, in which over 300 users from about 40 countries reported bugs in popular check-in services Fousquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite. A total of 870 bugs were reported – technical, functional, and GUI bugs in the web and mobile apps of these three services.
As the web quickly becomes more mobile and social than ever, we see apps filling voids that were mostly left empty throughout the history of search and social media. People are increasingly sharing their locations with their friends, certain apps, certain sites, and even the world.