Foursquare and Gowalla are gearing up for a check-in battle next week in Austin during SXSW (and we will be there). I am a huge fan of both location-based services and it’s exciting to see all the changes both companies are rolling out. Gowalla just released v1.0 of their Android app to the Market and now Foursquare will also be getting an important update this week.
TechCrunch posted some early screens of the latest Foursquare for iPhone and it looks a million times better than the current Android offering. We asked Foursquare where was the love for Android and they responded a new version will be out this week. In fact “All three clients (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) will be getting refreshed before SXSW”.
It is way too early to predict which check-in app will come out on top (I think both can survive) so I suggest trying out both. Check back next week for a full report on both services and how their Android apps stack up.