November 29, 2005
Check-in app Gowalla puts a fun twist on location sharing by helping its users discover wonderfully-designed virtual items that can be found, swapped, and dropped all over the place. Developer Ben Dodson used the Gowalla API to put together Wallabee Travel Edition.
Mashup games are always fun. Those built upon FourSquare have an extra layer of enjoyment, because they're tied to the real world. In the case of City Warfare, players use various water weaponry to soak other FourSquare users.
Google recently announced the new Google Earth Browser Plug-in, which brings the rich mapping and interactivity of the Google Earth application directly into the web browser, "bringing the full power of Google Earth to the web, embeddable within your own we site."