‘Field Trip‘ is a new location-based app from Google that pushes you updates about the “cool, hidden, and and unique” things around you. It works in the background and a card pops up with information about places nearby. The frequency of these notifications can be set from three different modes. You can also use the map view to discover locations on your own.
The app tells you about cultural and historic locations, food and drink spots, deals, movie locations, outdoor art, and obscure places of interest. The information comes from publications including Atlas Obscura, Thrillist, Cool Hunting, Eater, and Zagat.
Users can select the topics they are interested in and which information sources they want to use. Field Trip will also read alerts out if your phone is connected to a headset or placed in a car dock, informing you of nearby locations as you walk or drive around. The free app is available on Android and coming soon to iOS. You can check out the video for Field Trip below: