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Google's Location Aware Tour Guide App Hits iOS

If Google Maps and Google Street View aren't enough to help you discover local and foreign places, then the company has another application set to help you out while you're on vacation or exploring your hometown. Dubbed 'Field Trip' the app has been available on Android for six months. Today, The Next Web reports that the application is now headed for iOS.


The idea is that Field Trip will use your location to show you cool and interesting businesses or attractions nearby. This includes the best places for shopping, eating and activities. You can also select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.

The app uses information from Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Run Riot to point out the best places to eat and drink, while Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will point to places to shop, and Songkick and Flavorpill guide you to local music. The app can also 'talk' to you while you drive, giving you a tour of the places you're driving through or past.

Google says the app is optimized for iPhone 5 but will work on all iOS devices from 3GS onwards.

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