Gowalla Updates Platform, Connects With Foursquare, Facebook

Austin-based location based check-in firm Gowalla said today that it has updated its platform, and has rolled out Gowalla 3, which it says is the "most significant update" to the service that it has ever released. Among the features are ability to check in on Facebook Places and Foursquare; new "quick" check-in options; a combined activity feed including Facebook and Foursquare activity; new bookmarks of favorite spots; and ability to leave notes for friends at any location. Gowalla said the updated version of its software is available now for the iPhone, with Android, iPad, and Blackberry versions expected shortly.