Google's local alerts and information app for Android, Field Trip, is getting an upgrade featuring local news alerts provided by the blog "Hidden City Philadelphia." Hidden City announced the news on Thursday. As Meredith Broussard wrote:
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, launched for Android in September, automatically alerts users with tiny informational cards on their immediate surrounds, featuring localized information from a variety of partners from Thrillist to Time Out to Google's own Zagat. It was the first project from a hyperlocal focused research and development group within Google called "Niantic Labs," which envisions an era of "ubiquitous computing," or digital information available anywhere, at any time. The second project from Niantic was a location-based, augmented reality game for Android smartphones called "Ingress."
(H/T: Google Field Trip)