Archive for January, 2010

New Concert: Big Day Out 2010, Adelaide

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Big Day Out 2010, Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Over 17 years, Big Day Out has grown to become the largest traveling festival in the world. This year’s edition visits six cities over 16 days with an lineup that includes Muse, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Powderfinger, The Mars Volta and many more.

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New Feature: Bookmarks

January 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Gowalla also announced the addition of bookmarks today. Pretty basic functionality for the time being.


Spots all have a “Bookmark” button on their web page. Read more…

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Update to Trips

January 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Gowalla has announced an update to the Trips functionality allowing you to create your own Trips.

The idea is simple:

Add to Trip

  • All Spots now have a new “Add to Trip” button on their web page
  • You create Trips by combining a series of Spots with a certain theme
  • If your Trips become popular with your friends they will be considered for promotion to Featured Trips and get their own icon. (Pretty much the same as Featured Spots. There is probably no hard and fast criteria for what will be selected.)
  • Update: I went through the process, and it’s pretty much just as it says. You click the button, select a Trip to add it to (or create a new Trip.) When you are all done adding Spots you have to go to the Trip itself and click the Publish button so that the Trip will show up to your friends. Check out my Trip around the University of Notre Dame here.

Read more…

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Updates to Trips Menu

January 28, 2010 1 comment

Gowalla made some changes to the App to add more categories to the Trips interface. (Not a new version, just a new link that shows up.)

Trips Update 1

When you go to trips you’ll see a new “Browse” button in the upper left.

Trips Update 2

Clicking it will get you a menu of categories including : Nearby Trips, Friends Trips, Featured Trips and Challenges.

Nearby Trips lists all the current Trips, in order by how far away they are.

Challenges contains all the Pins (achievements like “Visit 10 Coffeeshops”, “Found 10 Spots”, etc.)

Friends Tips and Featured Trips are both blank for me, but Gowalla has talked a lot about allowing you to create your own Trips so I imagine these changes are in order to support this new functionality which hopefully we will see soon.

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New Event: Unofficial Pre-SXSW Austin Swap Meet ‘n’ Greet

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Unofficial Pre-SXSW Austin Swap Meet 'n' Greet

Austin, TX

Dog and Duck Pub, 6PM Jan 27: Just a couple of Gowalla friends meeting up to get the buzz going even before SXSW. Swap items, down a brewskie, talk Gowalla, get Dr. Peddingford’s John Hancock!

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New Item: Tablet

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment


Has a certain similarity to a recently announced Apple product.

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New Event: January 27th Apple Event

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

January 27th Media Event (new)

San Francisco, CA

Come see Apple’s latest creation.

January 27th Apple Event

Original icon. (Updated after the iPad announcement.)

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