Facebook closes down Gowalla
Maker of location-sharing app was acquired by the social-networking giant last December.
Gowalla has checked out.
Three months afterthe maker of a location-sharing app for mobile devices, Gowalla has closed up shop.
Gowalla posted a note yesterday on its Web site informing users of the closure and letting them know they will soon be able to download their person data:
"Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world. Download your check-ins, photos and lists here soon."
The app, which launched in 2009 at the South By Southwest conference, reportedly had about 600,000 users a year ago. However, Gowalla had difficulty competing against Foursquare in the market for location-sharing apps.
Some employees of the Austin, Texas-based company were expected to move to Facebook's Palo Alto, Calif., offices to work on the social-networking giant's Timeline feature, sources have told CNET.