As the old saying goes, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, or in the case of Gowalla vs. Foursquare, if you can’t beat ’em, integrate your location based services with them. Gowalla’s newest update gives users the ability to share check-in information with Foursquare.
The feature joins the applications ability to share locations with Facebook and Twitter users, providing friends with your location based info on various GPS enabled devices including tablets, mobile phones and other portable electronics that support Gowalla services.
The update, called Gowalla 3 adds what the company is referring to as a “universal activity feed” which shows a users friends check-ins on the Gowalla service, along with Facebook Places, Tumblr and Foursquare. Users retain the ability to choose what sites receive their updates and what services they receive information from.