Field Trip

Field Trip

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • Lots of reliable sources
  • Full integrations with Google Maps
  • It runs smooth
  • Notifications frequency modes
  • It should have more participation channels for users
  • It isn't available in some countries
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+ By NianticLabs@Google

Expert's Review

"The guide that works for you"

Reviewed by / May 17, 2013

Field Trip is a trip guide app powered by Google

Field Trip works in a pretty simple way (as it couldn't be otherwise coming out from Google): just install the app, select the mode (how often you want to be notified) and allow GPS features in your device. Field Trip will do the work. When you get to a place it will pop up a card with details about that or nearby location (including monuments, museums, restaurants, sports field...). No need to search for anything. Info simply comes to your mobile device as often as you allow it. If you are driving or you can't get the phone, there's a TTS option via headset or bluetooth.

Users can review cards shown. First off, they can report a problem, for example, if the card isn't interesting, has inappropriate or outdated content, bad image, etc. This way, Field Trip is made by users by choosing what content deserves to be read. Field Trip is fully integrated with Google Maps which makes easier getting directions to that place.

What makes Field Trip such interesting is the amount of publications it takes as sources to add cards to the app: TimeOut, Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, Eater. Actually, it's difficult to find cards without enough reliable info.

Field Trip is specially useful when travelling or when you move to a new city. It helps you discover those hidden places otherwise you wouldn't have a chance to know about. Highly recommended.

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Developer's original description available here
"Field Trip can help guide the way..." - AllThingsD
"The future of Augmented Reality" - The Atlantic
"App of the Day" - Gizmodo

Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.

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.

The hyperlocal history experts of Arcadia and Historvius will unveil local lore in places you never expected. Trend-setting publications like TimeOut, Thrillist, Spotted by Locals, Zagat, and Eater will point out the best places to eat and drink. Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will guide you to the latest unique stores and products. Atlas Obscura, Dezeen and Spotted by Locals help you uncover hidden gems no matter where you are. Songkick and Flavorpill guide you to local music.

What did you discover today? 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.

Get ready to see this world with new eyes!

NOTE: This app is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.


★ 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.

★ Wondering where the gem that you recently discovered is? Find your discovered field trip cards in the “recent’ section.

For more information about how to use Field Trip, visit our help center at

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Recently changed in this version

- Rate each card with 1 to 5 stars to tell us how much you like it.

- Preview publisher content and get a glimpse of what each publisher offers.
- Access the nearby, recent, favorite, and map tabs via the new bottom bar.
- Swipe cards up or down to browse to the next or previous card.
- Important settings are simplified and easily accessible in the left drawer.

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Comments and ratings for Field Trip
  • (46)

    by Max Rebos on 22/06/2014

    This app has no search feature at all. At least allow users to enter a city or state and display POI. Would help plan a field trip to that area. Also this displays many markers that have no infomation about them. Also no gps coordinates or info on how to find the POI. Needs major fixing. Glad it was free

  • (46)

    by Casey Taylor on 21/06/2014

    As a history geek, I'm loving this.

  • (46)

    by Anton Chuvakin on 19/06/2014

    It is kinda fun, but it killed my battery the second time in a few months. So, this may go into an uninstall bin if it happens again.... Also it shows cards very rarely

  • (46)

    by Valerie Hopkins on 12/06/2014

    Where ever I go I find cool things to do and see using this app. Whether I am home or away field trip shows me around town finding the best of the best

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    by ken ford on 12/06/2014


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    by Corey Fields on 12/06/2014

    This app definitely has a big cool factor and can help you learn a lot about your surroundings, but it's just not worth the battery drain. Sorry. :(

  • (46)

    by Rachel Malone on 11/06/2014

    Love this app.lets you know when you are near something that may be interesting to check out when you visit a new area.alerts you on your phone.