Friday, March 8, 2013

Google For iPhone, iPod Touch

Google Field Trip Now Live For iPhone, iPod Touch

Google has more new cool stuff to give away for all its users on the iOS-based iPhone and iPod touch.
Per reports, Google has released a brand new guide app called Field Trip to help all its users with location-based queries to make it easier for users to find places.

Field Trip, which has made its way to iOS, is one of Google's lesser-known apps that direct the user toward nearby points of interest. Currently available for iPhone and iPod touch only, Field Trip will notify the user when they are in spitting distance of attractive destinations. 

"Field Trip, your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you is now on the iPhone! Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or Bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you," the official page states. 

"Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places." 

Similar to the case of Android, users will be able to pick from a variety of interests including architecture, historic places, food / drinks, outdoor art, and "obscure" places of Interest. Moreover, there's also a vehicle mode that automatically detects when the user is driving and offers prompts as they approach destinations.

"Enrich yourself with a Field trip during your commute. Live like a local when you travel to new places. Eat and shop off the beaten path. Or simply discover the obscure history about your neighborhood during your next walk to the park," the page adds
Here's what users will be getting from the new app:

 Discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art and Obscure Places of Interest around you.
Choose from three different modes to set frequency of Field Trip notifications. See "Field Trip" worthy places around you on a map, by tapping on cards in map view to pull up enthralling points of interest around you.

Go on a Field Trip while you drive. Field Trip can detect when you're driving and automatically "talk" about interesting places and experience around you.

Came across an amazing story or restaurant? Mark it as a favorite to easily come back to it at any point.

Capture the memory of a special place, by sharing a wondrous discovery through email and social networks such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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