English Local History leading the way

Posted by ap507 at Mar 31, 2014 01:36 PM |
University of Leicester partnership with Google's Niantic Labs to provide historical information to the popular Field Trip app
English Local History leading the way

A University of Leicester uploaded entry to Field Trip

The University is to enter into a partnership with Google’s Niantic Labs to develop content for the exciting global mobile app Field Trip - contributing vital information on historical places and events.

Developed by Google’s Niantic Labs, Field Trip alerts users about the interesting, hidden and unique things in the world around them, including historical information about city sites, public art, and interesting architecture.

The University project is being led by Dr Richard Jones in the Centre for English Local History with support from Clare Hudson, Business Development Manager for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Law. 

Field Trip presents users with exciting new information in the form of a card, which presents images of the location coupled with a description, including interesting information and opportunities.  Users can choose what kind of information they receive, from architectural descriptions of buildings, to museum and art venues, to guides to restaurants and other food outlets – and even music gigs. 

Field Trip is available as a free download on Android, iOS, and Google Glass here.