Last week, the neighborhood exploration app Field Trip was added to the growing list of apps for Google Glass, and wouldn't you know it, it just happened to occur the week of the second Field Trip Day.
"="" rel="follow">Field Trip is an app by Niantic Labs (Google) designed to help you explore your immediate surroundings and incorporates data from sources such as Atlas Obscura, Zagat, and WeHeart.
Despite the coincidence, the day was fairly low-tech with most people using the paper maps handed out by the volunteers. Furthermore, the only pair of Google Glass glasses we saw was the pair we brought ourselves, and even the Field Trip helpers were excited to see them.
Here, William Kilday, product marketing management director at Google's Niantic Labs, shows me how to use Google Glass after having some problems installing the Field Trip app on it. He also explained that the Field Trip Day -- also occurring in London, Seattle, and Los Angeles -- was a way to "bring the app to life".
Despite Kilday's expert tutelage, I wasn't able to get the Field Trip app to work on the glasses. It worked fine on the phone itself, though, so we used that instead.
The largest battle of the Revolutionary War occurred in Red Hook, and it's where Washington's forces were initially defeated. The site of the first "real life" Field Day post was a factory that had originally been a military outpost named Fort Defiance.
It was there in the back streets that George Washington himself showed us how we could save some face and kill us some Redcoat scum.