Android App Tablet Review: Gowalla

Oct 18, 2011
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Find cool new places to hang out in your area, and see what your friends’ favorite haunts are with social network Gowalla.

At its heart, Gowalla offers a wealth of information. It uses your location data to show you areas of interest in your city. Find a nearby theater or tourist attraction, for example, and you can see reviews from other users, its location on a map and its website. You can even check-in when you arrive there. Then you can share your check-in data with other users and post reviews about your experience.

On tablets, Gowalla is easy to navigate and looks great, although the extra space of the tablet’s big screen isn’t used too effectively. That is, until you pull up photos users have posted from different locations – those look great on high-def screens.

Another handy social network, Gowalla is great for planning a weekend or a night on the town, or just learning about your area through your friends’ recommendations.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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