Facebook Brings Gowalla Into The Family

It seems that a deal has been struck between Facebook and mobile location app developer, Gowalla! It is not clear if this is a takeover or that the Gowalla team including Josh Williams, the founder and chief executive of the Texas based firm.

Gowalla started back in 2009, but it was beaten to the global glory by Foursquare, but now with key personnel from Gowalla moving to Facebook, we can only assume that the social network will soon be offering a Foursquare style feature to its users.

According to a Facebook spokesperson they said;

“We’re excited to confirm that Gowalla co-founders Josh Williams and Scott Raymond, along with other members of the Gowalla team, are moving to Facebook in January to join our design and engineering teams.”

“In talking with the Gowalla team, we realized that we share many of the same goals: building great products that reach millions of people, making a big impact quickly, and creating new ways for people to connect and share what’s going on in their lives.”

Source [Telegraph]