Google today unveiled  the Field Trip for the iPhone– a location discovery app formerly available for Android users only. The app notifies users about important and relevant places of historical significance or relevant interests.

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Field Trip runs in the background and notifies you when there are “cool, hidden, and unique things” nearby.

Field Trip lets you discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art and Obscure Places of Interest around you.

Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.

Capture the memory of a special place, by sharing a wondrous discovery through email and social networks such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

When you receive a card notification on your iOS device, you can choose to read the card immediately or ignore it to dismiss.