Google Releases Location Discovery App 'Field Trip' on iOS

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    Google today released its location discovery app Field Trip for the iPhone. Previously an Android app released in the fall, Field Trip is designed to direct users to local points of interest.

    The app runs in the background and uses Bluetooth or a popup notification to alert users when there are "cool, hidden, and unique things" nearby. Field Trip offers information on landmarks and historical facts along with recommendations on the best places to eat and shop.

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    Field Trip utilizes information from partnerships with Thrillist, the Food Network, Zagat, Arcadia, Atlas Obscura, Daily Secret and pulls in information from sites like Cool Hunting WeHeart and Remodelista to offer a wide range of recommendations and suggestions.

    Field Trip for the iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google Releases Location Discovery App 'Field Trip' on iOS
     
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    JayCee842

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    Awesome. Can't wait to download
     
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    wlossw

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    Not available in Canada.
     
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    andylyon

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    Downloaded and looking forward to trying in London.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    So its like having a creepy guy follow you around tracking everywhere you go and selling it to anyone who asks, for the benefit of once in a while he'll tap you on the shoulder and say "Hey, there's something cool over there!".

    Downloading now.
     
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    That's funny stuff right there. :D
     
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    ArtOfWarfare

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    Sounds cool. Just got back from a road trip but now I'll have it handy for next time.
     
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    No Canada...?

    ...Denied!!
     
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    Awful. Choppy map interface. Incorrect addresses. Even for places that show up correctly in google maps. Deleted.
     
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    Is this US only?
     
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    Kind of neat.

    I don't like the idea of Location Services being on all the time (not for privacy so much: I choose which apps to trust; but for battery life). And I don't like the Location arrow being in the bar all the time, making it meaningless. But Dark Sky got me to turn on Location Services full-time months ago, and I'm happy to say battery life has been fine. iOS is smart about it.

    So, why not use it for other things like this, too? I'll probably try it some time.
     
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    Can't find it on the west coast yet. There now.
     
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    What else is new?
     
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    I downloaded it and the local points of interest are landmarks and essentially nothing else. When I get to the city I suspect I will be pushed to go to stores that have signed up for some deal or ad. No value added yet IMHO. V1.0.0.590.

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    In Germany it's not available either… :mad:
     
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    You must be logged into a Google account to use it = deleted.
     
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    GPS running all the time would make my iPhone 5 battery last for maybe 2 hours.
     
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    Maybe instead of releasing new apps they will updated their old ones. (Such as google translate to support iPhone 5)
     
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    I don't know if this is the case, but what Google just pushes POI or restaurants that pay them? They are an advertising firm after all.
     
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    Pretty interesting, I'll try it out when I visit home this weekend
     
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    oh cool. someone else likes translate. i think its one of the few useful tools google makes besides search and chrome(browser)
     
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    So much for Google's recent focus on design lol! YUCK!!!
     
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    Google using Apple Maps!

    Am I the only one to notice that this app from Google is actually using Apple Maps?

    Does that count as irony?

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    Google Latitude seems to have been abandoned too.

    I can't see this new app in Australia yet. It would be nice if Google integrated all of this mapping stuff together.
     
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    So it's just more phishing malware from Google? Bummer. Thanks for the warning not to waste my time downloading.
    Does sound like it could be fun though - hopefully somebody will make a legit version.
     

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