Take Us Mobile: Hidden City Partners With Google’s Field Trip

 

Field-Trip-Logo

We’re pleased to announce that our place-based news reports and building histories are now available through Google’s new Field Trip mobile app. We’re Field Trip’s first non-profit journalism partner in Philadelphia.

Field Trip is a guide to marvelous, hidden, and unique things in the urban landscape. (It also provides conventional reviews of restaurants and stores.) The app runs in the background on your phone, and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you are connected to a headset or a Bluetooth device, it can read the info aloud.

“Google’s New Hyper-Local City Guide Is a Real Trip,” wrote WIRED reviewer Michael Calore in September. Hidden City recommendations and events will appear on Field Trip alongside similar stories from sites like Zagat, Food Network, Thrillist, Eater, Cool Hunting, Inhabitat, Remodelista, Atlas Obscura, and Flavorpill.

Field Trip is the first project of Niantic Labs, the Google team headed by Google Earth creator John Hanke. Niantic’s sophomore effort, a massive multiplayer game called Ingress, is generating a ton of buzz. If you’re a gamer, definitely check it out or follow along as clues are revealed online at Niantic Project.

Download the Field Trip app or get more information at http://support.google.com/fieldtrip. You can share your favorite finds on Google+ or use the hashtag #FieldTripApp. We look forward to hearing about your favorite Philly field trips!

flags_and_report

About the author

Hidden City Daily contributing editor Meredith Broussard has written for Harper's, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, The Chicago Reader, The Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia magazine. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Meredith holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. Visit her website at meredithbroussard.com.



Comments are closed.

Recent Posts
A Monumental Shift At Dilworth Park

A Monumental Shift At Dilworth Park

October 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Olin's design for Dilworth Park gives Philadelphia what it has long struggled for: a suitably grand approach to the monumental City Hall, says Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin. Here's his review of the park, now essentially complete > more

Kenney To Hist Commission: Put Buildings On Register, Get More Funding

Kenney To Hist Commission: Put Buildings On Register, Get More Funding

October 24, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Firm would simply recoup money through ads, Councilman Kenney wants to bolster Historical Commission, Councilman Henon undaunted by Planning Commission’s non-recommendation for Mayfair overlay, and Guinn hard at work on latest mural > more

Bill Seeks To Preempt Tragedy With Better Data For Firefighters

Bill Seeks To Preempt Tragedy With Better Data For Firefighters

October 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Blueprint reconnaissance for firefighter safety, improvements to the Burk Mansion, City Council considers beautification of vacant land by former convicts, and more inaction on PGW sale > more

Why The Flying Saucer Deserves Your LOVE

Why The Flying Saucer Deserves Your LOVE

October 22, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Preservation Alliance calls iconic LOVE Park building a “place to save,” zoning changes introduced for parts of North Philly, another firm for the Navy Yard, and a sinking pharmacy in South Philly > more

The Missing Namesake Of North Philly's Lost Necropolis

The Missing Namesake Of North Philly’s Lost Necropolis

October 21, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Next up in our Halloween cemetery series: Harry K hits the tomes looking for the missing obelisk of Monument Cemetery. Is it sitting in a gravestone dumping ground at the foot of the Betsy Ross Bridge? Its fate may be forever unknown > more

Of Birds And Drinking Water

Of Birds And Drinking Water

October 21, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Inside the East Park Reservoir, Temple students adopting blocks, UCD to start early on 40th Street plaza, and Jewish life gets a boost at Penn > more