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GoWalla has jumped the shark...

Yesterday, while running some pre-thanksgiving errands, I decided to check in to my local bakery while waiting for my stuff.. Checked in with Foursquare, no problem; went into GoWalla (it still crashed on iOS5 mind you, but my iPhone is on iOS4 so it still works) an I couldn't find where and how to check in...WTH??? GoWalla has gone through several "upgrades" (let's call them upgrades...they seem more like downgrades) in the past six months and the UI has really gone down the tubes.  GoWalla was my main go-to app for location check in since I could link my foursquare account and autopost there as well. Not anymore. I can't auto checkin with GoWalla and the new interface sucks (which makes checkin more laborious).

This whole "story" is also annoying...what's the "story" at the bakery?  Well, I suppose if I were on a first date there might be a story, but I was just getting some yummy noms...no big story there. GoWalla has also gone through and removed one of the things that made them different: limited availability items that you could acquire (and drop in other locations if you wished) in a scavenger-game fashion.  The thing that I really liked about GoWalla was the passport metaphor.  You get stamps for locations you visit, but you also get category badges (pins) for visiting other states, other countries and completing trails, which is pretty cool.  The pins and stamps remained, but the passport is gone...

With this iOS5 crashing bug, the worsening of the UI and getting rid of what made them unique, it seems to me that GoWalla is really headed for an implosion.  I am just wondering if I should keep using it until it implodes, or if I should free up some memory in my iPhone and call it a day.
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