As well as establishing a vast inventory of impressive Web-based apps, Google has also developed a great number of mobile apps for smartphone and tablet users. While Android, being its own outlet, is naturally favored when it comes to priority and overall feature set of any given app, the search giant does eventually treat iOS users to some of its better apps. It should come as little surprise, then, that the Mountain View-based company has ported its Field Trip app through to those on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
For those unacquainted with Field Trip, it’s seen as the explorer’s assistant, offering location-based information on a variety of exciting buildings and sights worth seeing within your present-time locale.
The App and Google Play Stores are crammed with apps allowing one to find certain amenities within a certain radius, but Field Trip, as the name implies, is for the individual looking for something a little bit more inspiring than the nearest Starbucks.
Field Trip is crammed with historical information, and if you like to whimsically travel around and explore new cities and towns, you no longer need an Android device in order to enjoy this gem. So many folks visit locations of genuine historical or political significance even without realizing, but with an app like Field Trip in the locker, you can become a more cultured, informed individual.
Google, as Apple, tends mainly to focus on apps which enhance productivity, but this unusually wholesome offering is a necessity for those with a keen eye for history and historical context.
As with the Android iteration, Field Trip is absolutely free of charge, and having just passed Apple’s oft stringent moderation process, is now available to download over at the App Store. It works for the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad, and you can pick it up by clicking on the direct link we’ve provided below, or simply searching within your device’s App Store app.
(Source: Field Trip for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iTunes App Store)