Take A Hidden City Field Trip On Your iPhone

March 8, 2013 |  by  |  Buzz  |  ,

 

Tap that app: Field Trip takes you where you are

Tap that app: Field Trip takes you where you are

For the last six months, Android users have been privy to an app tailor made for Hidden City: Field Trip. Stands to reason, given that Google is its developer. Now, it’s available to iPhone users, too, and we are happy to be a partner.

Field Trip is a free app that allows you to explore your surroundings, customized by your interest: architecture, architecture, historic places & events, art & museums, and more. You can set it to run in the background and notify you when you’re near an item of interest, or you can run the app manually yourself. It draws from sources such as the Historical Marker Database, Arcadia Publishing (publisher of the Images of America series), Zagat, and… Hidden City Philadelphia!

For all our stories that are geotagged, you’ll see an icon—a card—which you can tap to go to one of our stories. It’s a pocket tour guide that bypasses pesky index pages for your phone’s GPS homing button. Best of all, it’s free in the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android).


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