Gowalla’s check-in app has done the rounds among webOS, Android and iPhone handsets, and is now finally finding a home on BlackBerry. It launched its open beta over the weekend, now allowing you to share where you are with friends over Facebook, Twitter, and Gowalla’s own social network through mobile check-in. I’ve only started playing with the app, and it’s looking nicely streamlined, but perhaps a little too bare-bones. For example, I haven’t found the option to add a picture to a spot, or to create a spot via mobile, but as a beta, these features are likely to be added in due course.
Foursquare remains the pre-eminent check-in application right now, but Gowalla has a certain charm to it, thanks in no small part to their excellent icons locations, and virtual geocaching game built into the app. Gowalla also seems more prone to be used outside of just restaurants – it supports a wide variety of landmarks, and offers custom rewards for those visiting recognizable spots.
Download Gowalla for webOS (Free) [Catalog Link]
Download Gowalla for Android (Free) [Market Link]
Download Gowalla for iPhone (Free) [iTunes Link]