On Thursday Google released a new app that will help tourists discover places and sites in the US. The virtual guide gives users information on interesting places nearby, acting as a helpful and informed local friend showing you around.
Field Trip app, launched on Thursday in the US, works as a guide to uncover "cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you." The app produces a seriers of pop-up messages with details about nearby locations, without the user even asking for it.
Field Trip includes a wide range of information from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat and have fun.
Users can select information from seven categories according to their interests: architecture, historic places and events, lifestyle, offers, food and drink, cool and unique, and outdoor art.
Information about the best places to eat and drink comes directly from publications such as Thrillist, Food Network, Eater and Zagat.
Those interested in design and products will get information from Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat and Remodelista.
Music lovers in search of local music will be guided with information from Songkick and Flavorpill.
The Field Trip, for Android only, is available for free at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout