Gowalla for 2010


Lately I’ve been trying a new app for my iPhone called Gowalla. Basically, whenever you visit a location, whether it’s Jack in the Box, the place you work, the gas station, or a movie theater, you pull up the app and check in. Based on your GPS location, the application will auto populate several establishments in your immediate vicinity, and if your spot doesn’t appear, you have the option to add it to the database. If you’ve ever used four square, it’s pretty much the same concept. The application allows you to share your location updates via Twitter and Facebook, and also find and accept friends within the application itself.

As you check in you acquire stamps and pins which are stored in your passport, a virtual conglomeration of all the places you have visited. You also collect rewards along the way. All in all, this is a well made app, nice to look at, easy to use, and worth the time. It’s not like you don’t pull your phone out every time you go somewhere anyway…

So for 2010, let’s see how many places I can log.

Go to the Gowalla Website