Gowalla is back, wants all your contacts’ data

Gowalla address book sharing UI screenshotGowalla is back from the dead and available on the App Store.

I downloaded the app but couldn’t make it through signup flow. They’ve made the baffling decision to require sharing your entire contacts’ data. There are zero scenarios where I’ll do that. (Pretty ironic “we respect your privacy” note on the same screen.)

My phone’s address book also has virtually no relationship to who I’d use an app like Gowalla with. Am I going to share stickers with my plumber, my grandma, and my kid’s second grade teacher?