Google’s Field Trip App Finally Available For iPhone!
March 7, 2013
Great news! So, you remember back in September, when Google tapped us to be a content partner for an awesome app called Field Trip? Well, the free Android app is finally available for the iPhone. (Just in time for SXSW!) The app allows users to discover hidden gems, historic tidbits, and cool art happenings and restaurants from any location, whether in their own neighborhood or in a more exotic locale–say, Austin (did you happen to see today’s roundup!)? Read more about the app!
The app provides a bevy of facts about sites and venues in your immediate vicinity—from architectural landmarks to bustling bistros—and it does so automatically. As you stroll by a point of interest, a Field Trip page magically pops up on your mobile device. “It’s always running in the background, so it knows where you are and is always looking to see if something interesting is in your immediate physical environment,” John Hanke, a Google vice president of product, told the New York Times.
For those who don’t want to get overloaded by these digital trivia cards, you can limit the amount of notifications. You also can cater the app to your personal interests. The following categories are offered: architecture (our favorite!!), historic sites and events, lifestyle, offers & deals, food drinks & fun, movie locations, outdoor art, and obscure locations (our second favorite!!).
Architizer submitted projects from our ever-expanding database. We’re delivering on our promise to get your work seen by the world! Download the app at the iTunes store for the iPhone or at the Google Play store for the Android.