Until only available in United States, NianticLabs@Google has now been released Field Trip app for UK users as well. The application, which runs in background on your Android phone, gives information about unique and cool stuff around you.
“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,” notes Google.
According to AC, which noticed this change in availability, the usefulness of Field Trip to Android phone owners in the UK will depend on where in the country they live. London is pretty well-documented, with cards for restaurants, venues, historical sites and other attractions densely populating the center of the capital. However other UK cities are looking much sparser at the moment.
The app was originally released in September this year. “The idea behind the app was to build something that would help people connect with the real, physical world around them,” Google’s John Hanke had told New York Times at the time of launch.