Google and Scoutmob Partner for Local Deal Effort

Internet search giant Google is teaming with Scoutmob to help deliver location-based deals alerts.

As a result, the digital commerce startup is spreading the word about its Field Trip discovery app for Android – an app created by Google’s Niantic Labs.

Scoutmob and Field Trip are a match made in local discovery heaven, as we share a commitment to support exploration of the things that make our cities so darn awesome.

“We are proud to be the first provider of free offers on Field Trip,” the company said on its website this week, “alerting app users to thousands of nearby locally owned businesses so they can eat some authentic Ethiopian or get a stiff cocktail—all on a whim.”

The folks behind the app say that joining publishers like Zagat, Thrillist and Cool Hunting on Field Trip will help them gauge consumer interest in new ways to learn about local offers and next generation location-aware apps.

“We believe in treating everyday like your own local field trip,” Scoutmob asserts. “Heck, we encourage you to reenact Ferris Bueller’s Day Off any day of the week. And there’s no better way to feel connected to your community than by supporting locally owned businesses.”