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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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What Kind of Location Gamer are You?

Tweet With gamification having consumed every aspect of our lives, there is no reason for you not to transform your surroundings into a realm of competition and adventure. There’s a very good chance, in fact, that several games are being played right under your nose – on your commute, at your workplace, in your haunts [...]

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MyTown Goes International, Google Hinting at Gowalla Acquisition?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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MyTown Goes International, Google Hinting at Gowalla Acquisition?

Tweet As we check-in with check-in apps this week, we find that there is news concerning two of the biggest apps in the genre – Booyah’s MyTown and Gowalla. First, MyTown has now expanded internationally, while rumors are beginning to circulate concerning Google and a potential Gowalla acquisition. Check-In From Abroad With MyTown Booyah has [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: foursquare, Gowalla or MyTown? You Decide!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: foursquare, Gowalla or MyTown? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown! This week, we take a break from Facebook games to offer a Throwdown of epic check-in proportions. We’ll be taking a look at the three most popular mobile check-in services – foursquare, Gowalla, and Booyah’s MyTown. To start the comparison most simply, there are two main [...]

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Checking-In With Check-Ins: Gowalla Still in Race, Foursquare Planning Choose Your Own Adventure?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Checking-In With Check-Ins: Gowalla Still in Race, Foursquare Planning Choose Your Own Adventure?

Tweet A lot of news has popped up recently about the race for the top concerning location based apps. Here are a few stories that are lighting up the web this week concerning this hot topic. Gowalla Determined to Make Head-way on Foursquare Many have already determined that the race is over, Foursquare is the [...]

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Gowalla Partners Up With Threadless and LIVESTRONG

Friday, July 9, 2010

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Gowalla Partners Up With Threadless and LIVESTRONG

Tweet Gowalla is looking to beef up their check-in rates with some new deals with Threadless and LIVESTRONG, Mashable is reporting. LIVESTRONG will be centered around the Tour de France while the Threadless partnership will be following them through their trek across the country. LIVESTRONG, with Gowalla, is looking to inspire people with 40 characters [...]

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Location-Based Meta Games Are Catching On

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Location-Based Meta Games Are Catching On

Tweet Location-based games are all the rage these days with Foursquare and Gowalla being the two battling titans for the top throne. “Checking In” is the name of the game where the objective is to go around town and different cities in order to gain points and badges that make them superior over other people. [...]

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Foursquare Not Rushing to iPad

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Foursquare Not Rushing to iPad

Tweet Gowalla and Foursquare are still in stiff competition concerning the location-based services that thousands of users continually use everyday. That competition has now moved to the iPad but Foursquare isn’t being so quick on the draw this time. As of now, Foursquare does not have a native iPad app for those couple of million [...]

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BrightKite’s Check.In is the Newest Player in the Location Game

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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BrightKite’s Check.In is the Newest Player in the Location Game

Tweet As I’ve already told you, location was the main focus of SXSW with both major location based apps Gowalla and Foursquare boasting huge numbers at the event. Well, not only were those two companies fighting for your attention but a new app called Check.In from Brightkite entered the challenge as well. Check.In is an [...]

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SXSW Was All About the Location

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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SXSW Was All About the Location

Tweet SXSW is no stranger to having themes tied to the event. This year was undeniably mobile services, more specifically, services dedicated to your location and allowing you to share that location with other people to create friends and events on the spot. Although the two big dogs in the mobile location world, Gowalla and [...]

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Facebook to Take On Foursquare

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Facebook to Take On Foursquare

Tweet Facebook is constantly looking to improve how it does social interaction in as many ways as possible. The company is now ready to officially announce  its next project with its new location features that will surely rival such existing platforms as Foursquare and Gowalla. Of course, it’s not intended to rival these other services [...]

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Foursquare and Gowalla Battle it Out for Your Location at SXSW

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Tweet Both of the main location aware programs, Foursquare and Gowalla are vying for your check-ins and attention as they both head into South by Southwest in Austin, TX next week. Both are programs that want to track where you go and share it with your friends to create on the fly social hookups. To [...]

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MyTown “Check-In” App Has Blown All Major Competition Off the Map

Friday, February 5, 2010

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MyTown “Check-In” App Has Blown All Major Competition Off the Map

Tweet When you think of check-in applications on the iPhone, those apps that allow you to check-in to real world locations as you travel there, you probably think of options like Foursquare and Gowalla. That being the case, you might be surprised to learn (thanks to Games.com) that the leader in the genre is neither of [...]

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