Gowalla Android App Launches

Back in February I first wrote about the beta of the Gowalla location-based social networking client for Android. The official version of the Gowalla Android application is now available in the Android Market. Gowalla is like Foursquare in that it detects where you are located and allows you to check-in at that location. Each time you check-in you earn pins that are added to your passport. CNet reports that Gowalla will soon announce a partnership with the Travel Channel for the food series “Food Wars.” When one checks in at a restaurant featured in Food Wars, Gowalla will provide special content related to the TV show, and you can pick-up Food War’s sponsored virtual goods. In Gowalla users can pick up and drop off virtual items at different venues in a manner similar to geocaching.