Google today launched an app that has been available for some time on Android. This app focuses on the discovery of local information:
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.
Having used the Android app, I can definitely say that this app presents an interesting and useful front-end to Google’s vast data stores. The app’s interface is also interesting: it employs more use of textures than other Google applications, but it looks nice.
Field Trip is probably best when used on a vacation to learn about a new city, or else in order to find out local information (such as reviews for restaurants).