Acorn IS Announcement

Field Trip / Go-Trippin Announcement (August 13, 2015)

From the Field Trip Team - The Field Trip team has some exciting news that we announced today: we are spinning out of Google/Alphabet to become our own independent company!

After three great years incubating as a "start-up within Google," it's time for Niantic Labs to step out on our own.

Google will be an investor in our new company, but our core team is looking forward to the increased freedom (and challenges) that come with being a stand-alone company.

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If you use the Field Trip App on your Phone ...

You may have received the following notice from the Field Trip Team.

If you wish to continue to use the Field Trip App on your Phone,
just as you have in the past, there is nothing for you to do.

Important Information Regarding Your Account

We're excited to share with you that Niantic Labs - the creator of Ingress and Field Trip - is becoming an independent company. You can read more about the announcement here. We’re looking forward to taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences. More details coming soon.

To prevent any disruption in your app usage, Google will transfer to Niantic Labs certain data that you agreed to share with Google for the Field Trip app under the Google Privacy Policy, specifically Field Trip usage information and your email address. Accordingly, we are providing you this notice that this information will transfer to Niantic Labs thirty days from August 12th, 2015.

If you do not wish to have this personal information transferred to Niantic Labs, please follow the steps at

Please note that if you select “No” all your Field Trip app data will be deleted on or before September 11, 2015 and cannot be restored.

The name and contact information for the new company are as follows:

· Niantic, Inc.
· Email:

Thank you,
The Google Team

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What does this mean for your Go-Trippin data

I spoke with Carl Damerow, my Field Trip contact, yesterday before the announcement was made public.

We here are Acorn IS are very exicted about this new move for Field Trip.

If you are currently a Go-Trippin member, your data that is provided to the Field Trip App is considered valuable data, and the process of providing your data will continue with no interruption as Field Trip becomes an independent company.

Carl also shared that the data that Field Trip provides Google NOW will also continue intact, without interruption.

We look forward to these new changes at Field Trip and will be working with Carl and the Field Trip team to explore new ways to share your data with those using the Field Trip App.

Want to learn more about how to get your information into the Field Trip App?


Lisa Kolb
President and Co-Founder
Acorn Internet Services, Inc.