Portable Apps

Gowalla for Android offers great ideas for fun things to do

Gowalla is an app that allows you to share where you are at the moment,see where your friends like to go, and, in turn, learn about new places and fun things to do. You have to create an account, and then start searching for the friends by linking the application with your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

From using Gowalla every time you leave your house or apartment, make note of where you end up. A lot of these “spots” are already in the app’s database, and they’re places like restaurants, movie theaters, banks, concert venues, stadiums, the grocery store, parks, boutiques and hotels.

One really cool feature on Gowalla is the app’s “Trips” tab, which lists fun happenings that have been submitted by other local users. Not only does this portion of the application give you heads-up on any upcoming fun events, but it can also give you ideas of activities to do later.

Gowalla for Android
Gowalla for Android

I really like Gowalla because it has a lot of color and personality. The app has a pristine look, but it’s still dotted with vibrant yellows, pinks, blues and greens. There are stamps and pins to be earned and you can even add photos to your posts.

It seems to be attracting a lot of different users, which is a key element I look for when choosing a social networking platform.

These kind of apps are probably more fun if you live in a more heavily populated city area, just because there will be more users to interact with and more sights and happenings to discover.

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Matthew is a technology blogger for vritesh.com

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