Say goodbye to Gowalla, as the service sees its final check in

Say goodbye to Gowalla, as the service sees its final checkout

Three months after being bought up by Facebook, Gowalla has registered its final check in.

Launched in 2009, the location-sharing service for mobile devices vied for market space with the likes of Foursquare but  never really hit the mainstream, only managing to pick up  around 600,000 users a year ago.

We gave it a go but found even less use for it than we do for Foursquare, so we’re not surprised to see it biting the dust.

The home page of Gowalla’s site now displays a closing message, with a note saying that users will be able to download their personal data shortly:

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.

Here’s Frank to sign out Gowalla: