If your line of thinking is something like, “If it’s from Google, it must be good,” you should be checking out the latest Google iOS app called Field Trip. Available now as a free download from the iTunes App Store, Google Field Trip aims to be your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.
Sounds interesting, right? The app can actually be considered as a hodgepodge of several services put together by Google to come up with a location-based iOS app. The app uses the hyperlocal expertise of Arcadia and Historvius, as well as other services and digital publications such Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, Run Riot, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat and other services/experts for finding the best places to eat and drink, shop and more.
The basic purpose of the app is to alert you whenever new and interesting things are near your current location. You can set the app’s frequency of sending you notifications as soon as you’ve signed in using your Google account.
One cool feature of the app is its ability to sort of talk to you about interesting places and experiences as you drive around. It also lets you mark a place as your favorite so you can easily return later on. Of course, the Field Trip is a social as well; you can share the memory of a place through email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
The app looks pretty promising. And I have yet to explore and see whether it can live up to the hype of being a Google app.
Have you tried using Google Field Trip? How do you find it so far?
Product [Google Field Trip]