Archive for March, 2010

New Item: Twitterrific’s Ollie

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Twitterrific's Ollie

You can find this guy by visiting a US Apple Store. 100 people will even get a real life vinyl version of Ollie.

Details here:

Categories: Items

Removed Categories: Airport Gates & Airport – Other

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

After many complaints and some discussion at Alamo Fire HQ the Gowalla team has decided to remove the Airport Gates & Airport – Other categories.

Full explanation of why here:

I personally am very happy with this as major airports have become quite a mess and I recently had trouble finding the Hong Kong Airport itself lost in a see of gates.

Categories: Category, Spots

New Featured Spot: Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

Austin, TX

After tragically dying in a helicopter crash in 1990, the great blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan was memorialized with this statue on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Built in 1994, it’s the perfect place to pay your respects to a beloved Austin music legend.

Austin loves the great Stevie Ray Vaughan. His statue on the shore of Lady Bird Lake is now a featured spot:

Categories: Featured, Spots

New Category: Wine & Spirits

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Wine & Spirits

We have a new category for you and a new item to go with it. Head to the local Wine & Spirits shop for your Gowalla Microbrew!

Categories: Category, Spots

New Categories: Gym & Doughnuts

March 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Gym Doughnuts

We’ve add a couple new categories just in time for the weekend: Gym and Doughnuts. We swear it’s just a coincidence.

Categories: Category, Spots

Milestone: 800,000 Spots

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Spot 800,000, Pralines By Jean in New Orleans, LA, was created on March 26, 2010 by Jim DeRosa.

Huge speed increase this time. Gowalla appears to have had some major growth over SXSW.

Categories: Milestones, Spots

3rd Party Tools: Scorewalla

March 25, 2010 1 comment

Just ran across Scorewalla, a site that gives you a point total for your actions on Gowalla. Their description:

Gowalla is a subtle game with no rules and multiple ways to engage with the app. The Gowalla Scoring algorithm favors more skilled play over raw check-ins, and rewards users for paying attention to the finer points of the game. Good Luck, and have fun going out with Gowalla!

I got 97,483 points. What’s your score?

Categories: 3rd Party Tools