Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Google Maps Field Trips
I finally downloaded the Field Trip app for Android this week and it has quickly become one of my favorite apps.
Field Trip is a great guide to the interesting and cool points of interest around you. Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. If you open up the Field Trip app it will tell you about points of interest nearby and even how far away they are.
If you open up the map view you can view all the listed places to visit on a handy Google Map. Field Trip can even send you push notifications when you are near something interesting. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.
If you live in a large town or city or if you are visiting somewhere new then Field Trip is a great way to discover cool new places. If you live in a small town then Field Trip is probably less likely to be an essential app, however, even if you only make an occasional trip to the big city, you won't regret installing Field Trip.
Currently Field Trip works in the US and the UK. An iOS app is also coming soon.