Google’s New FieldTrip App Maks You Aware of Your Surroundings

Google has launched a new app for Android called FieldTrip, which the tech company says is “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” The app runs in the background of your phone and when you get close to something interesting, a card pops up giving you worthwhile information about the location. Google says the app can help you learn about everything from “local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun.”

Google says that there are many publications contributing to the app, and it looks like FieldTrip is a culmination of many companies’ efforts. Arcadia, Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, Sunset, Atlas Obscura and Songkick are only a few of the publications that will give you insights to local history, restaurants, bars, unique stores, local music, and the opportunity to “uncover hidden gems no matter where you are.” Not a fan of Songkick? Users of the app can manage what type of information they receive in the settings. The app is currently only available but a version for iOS is on its way.

Check out the commercial:

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