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Google’s Field Trip App Brings the Guidebook to Google Glass

Excerpt from Techcrunch

Aug 21, 2013 12:06 pm

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There is a natural fit with the tech and the information, but how many people really want someone lecturing you about what you’re seeing when you’re having fun with your friends on the river, or anywhere else for that matter?

— Jason Clampet

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Google has just released a version of Field Trip for Glass Explorers, meaning the Niantic Labs project that offers users fun destinations, tips, facts and other information about the world around now has a very logical place on the computer you wear in your face that constantly whispers in your ear.

It’s so logical, in fact, that Field Trip was actually originally designed for Glass, according to Niantic Labs boss John Hanke speaking to CNET. In a video demoing the Field Trip on Glass experience, you can see how the app works in action as you day trip around and do fun things like hike through Napa Valley. It seems like a pretty good fit based on that demo, though how it works in person is likely somewhat less idealized.

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