Never Stop Exploring: Google Releases Field Trip for Android

Google has released another app for their popular Android platform and this time it’s all about exploring the world around you, no matter where you are.  The new app, appropriately called “Field Trip”, will use your device’s GPS to get your location and, when it senses you are close to something cool, it will alert you.  The app simply runs in the background on your phone and waits for it’s moment to shine.

As the folks over at Talk Android described the new app, “Field Trip will identify the best places to eat, shop, or have fun, including local history. For restaurants and bars, data will be taken from publications like Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater. For stores and products, Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will provide the information. Songkick and Flavorpill will take care of local music and Atlas Obscura and Daily Secret will uncover hidden gems.”  That’s plenty of good sources to cover the bases, and it can be assumed certain that Google will be adding more as time goes by.

Version 1.0 of the app was released today and it’s free to install from the Google Play Store.  If you are using Android 4.1 (Jelly bean) then this may be a perfect compliment to the new Google Now service and perhaps will eventually be rolled into the new Siri-like software.  Will this become part of Android “Key Lime Pie”?

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