Truffel has its roots in our original app Field Trip, and in the 100s of Niantic live events we have organized across the globe. With Truffel, we hope to open up that joy of exploration to folks that might not be so focused on games. Our premise is that your local friends are often a better source of where to go and what to do than some well-trained algorithm. One of our taglines is “your friends know where to go.”We are just about ready to show you our work, starting with an Alpha test of Truffel in December in Austin, Texas. Sign up at www.truffel.com to be notified when we roll Truffel out, or to participate in the Austin Alpha test if you happen to be in or around Austin.