Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm.

Facebook hires a mobile design team in Gowalla

Facebook has hired several Gowalla employees, and its team will reportedly work on Facebook’s Timeline feature.

Perhaps that’s the case, but Gowalla is best known as being a talented mobile app design team, and Facebook needs help there. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they were eventually involved in Facebook’s mobile apps and/or phone software.

Updated 12/5 to reflect Liz Gannes’ report at All Things D that Facebook isn’t actually acquiring Gowalla assets — as CNNMoney had originally reported — just hiring its employees.

Related: Path and Instagram are making Facebook look incredibly uninventive at mobile