Spring Social Gowalla is an extension to Spring Social for connecting applications with the Gowalla location-based service.
On December 2, 2011, Facebook and Gowalla announced that Facebook was acquiring Gowalla. The specifics of the acquisition involve Facebook acquiring several members of the Gowalla team, including Gowalla's founders. Facebook will not, however, be acquiring Gowalla's technology or data. The Gowalla service will wind down at the end of January 2012.
With no service to connect to, it makes very little sense to grow or maintain Spring Social Gowalla any further. While the code will remain in GitHub for historical purposes, this project had effectively ended and no further work will be performed here.
Although Spring Social Gowalla will no longer be maintained, Spring Social will continue to enable applications to connect with Software-as-a-Service sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If location-based service integration is something you're interested in, we encourage you to have a look at Spring Social Foursquare, a complete Spring Social extension for connecting with Foursquare.
To check out the project and build from source, do the following:
git clone --recursive git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git cd spring-social-gowalla ./gradlew build
Note: the --recursive switch above is important, as spring-social-gowalla uses git submodules, which must themselves be cloned and initialized. If --recursive is omitted, doing so becomes a multi-step process of:
git clone git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git git submodule init git submodule update
To generate Eclipse metadata (.classpath and .project files), do the following:
Once complete, you may then import the projects into Eclipse as usual:
File -> Import -> Existing projects into workspace
To generate IDEA metadata (.iml and .ipr files), do the following:
To build the JavaDoc, do the following from within the root directory:
The result will be available in 'docs/build/api'.