Travelers: Google's 'Field Trip' Now Available on IOS

Technology + Gear
by Hal Amen Mar 9, 2013

Google Field Trip

FIELD TRIP, the mobile app from Google that curates preferred publisher content to deliver you local travel info in real time, is now available for iOS devices in the App Store.

We wrote about Field Trip on its initial release back in September, sharing the news that Matador had been selected as one of the app’s contributing publishers. Now we’re fired up all over again that iPhone users will be able to access Matador’s extensive archive of local travel advice via Field Trip.

How it works

Say you’re in Austin, TX. With the app installed on your iPhone / iPad, you’ll receive notifications as you move around the city, alerting you to what’s nearby and providing information about it: the name of that new restaurant on Manor Rd and what’s on the menu; the history behind the Buford Fire Tower at 1st and Colorado; tips for renting a kayak on Town Lake.

The experience is fully customizable. You can choose how often you receive notifications, and thumb them up or down to filter the categories you’re interested in: architecture; historic places & events; lifestyle (Matador features prominently here); offers & deals; food, drinks & fun; cool & unique; outdoor art. And you can select / de-select the publications whose content is delivered to you.

For more info, follow the Field Trip team on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

Find Matador all over mobile

Matador’s dev team is constantly working to introduce more ways for readers to access our award-winning content. In addition to Field Trip, we’re also featured in Currents, Google’s free publication reader.

And for phones and tablets, we have a super sleek and simplified mobile version of the Matador site. (Note: You can toggle between the web and mobile versions by clicking on the link at the bottom of any Matador Network page.)

Check us out.

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