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Facebook Developers Have More Than Just Check-ins in Mind for Gowalla

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Facebook developers along with Josh Williams, the former CEO of Gowalla, have been working on changes to the API to bring more than just a check-in experience to apps like Gowalla. With the new Timeline features, Facebook developers are working to develop more integration so that not only would users check-in at a location, but can comment, add descriptions, pictures and tag fellow Facebook friends that are with them.

Mashable give us [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/03/07/facebook-gowalla-apps/"]the goods on Gowalla[/URL]: "Josh Williams, the former CEO of Gowalla, has been working on a project since Facebook [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/12/02/facebook-buys-gowalla-report/"]bought his company[/URL] back in December: He is part of a team that has been developing an API that lets app developers integrate actions like status updates, photo and video-sharing, friend-tagging and checkins at various locations. Such data will ultimately fill out a user’s Timeline with “more detailed moments,” according to a [URL="https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2012/03/07/building-better-stories-with-location-and-friends/"]blog post[/URL] from the company on Wednesday.

How would that work in practice? In the post, Facebook describes a [URL="http://www.mashable.com/tag/foodspotting"]Foodspotting[/URL]-like app that would let all your friends know what you’re eating. But, with the new functionality, you might also be able to tag Facebook friends sharing your meal."

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