Rofo Partners with Junaio to Create First U.S. Commercial Real Estate Augmented Reality Mobile Application

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Office Space Search Engine Now Lets Business Owners Point & Discover Available Properties While Strolling Through Favorite Neighborhoods. In this economy, wise business owners will take advantage of this simple method for securing the "bigger better deal" in office space.

It is the must-have mobile channel for executives who are expanding their business or operations and want instant, anywhere access to the latest property availabilities.

Searching for your next business location just got easier, thanks to a partnership announced today between Rofo (http://www.rofo.com), the first search engine dedicated solely to matching businesses with office space, and junaio (http://www.junaio.com), a new mobile augmented reality platform.

Available now as a free app on the iPhone, 3GS and coming soon to Android devices, junaio 2.0 features a new Rofo commercial real estate channel, giving business owners instant access to complete information on available property listings by simply pointing their phone at a building of interest as they stroll through their favorite city or neighborhood.

Through this partnership, Rofo provides up to date national commercial real estate listings to mobile users by leveraging junaio’s augmented reality technology, which utilizes the phone’s compass and GPS to show digital content overlaid on real time locations. By subscribing to Rofo’s channel on the junaio 2.0 app, users can access information on nearby office spaces, including type of space, space size, monthly rent expense, lease type and can make direct inquiries to the appropriate broker or landlord right from their mobile device.

Users can either point the camera on their phone at an appealing office building or city block to identify availabilities using the Live View functionality, or they can browse nearby spaces within a specified radius using the Map View feature. Users can also snap and post images or notes on interesting locations directly within the app for future reference.

A short demonstration of the app in use can be viewed at http://blog.rofo.com/2010/05/18/super-powers-for-your-office-space-search/

“The Rofo channel on junaio is a comprehensive source of up to date commercial property listings that will help business owners search and identify their ideal office space right at the moment of interest,” said Lisa Murphy, product marketing manager at junaio. “It is the must-have mobile channel for executives who are expanding their business or operations and want instant, anywhere access to the latest property availabilities.”

“junaio’s mobile augmented reality platform provided a turnkey solution to distribute Rofo’s commercial real estate listings to business owners on the go,” said Alan Bernier, chief executive officer of Rofo. “We are thrilled to now provide our commercial real estate search, content and direct inquiry functionality to mobile users, delivering on our goal of simplifying the office space search process.”

About Rofo
Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, California, Rofo is a free commercial real estate search engine that specializes in helping businesses and entrepreneurs locate hard-to-find, smaller (under 5,000 square feet) office spaces to meet their growing business demands. Rofo efficiently connects commercial real estate brokers and landlords to local businesses on the move through matching criteria such as city, type of business, neighborhood, space type and business requirements. The privately-held company displays listings from local landlords, regional and national brokerage firms, and institutional landlords such as Hines. To learn more about Rofo or to search for your perfect office space, please visit http://www.rofo.com.

About junaio
Junaio, launched in November 2009, is the next generation mobile augmented reality browser of metaio, the global leader in augmented reality technology. Users and developers can create content channels in the real world and see contents such as transportation, real estate, events information digitally overlaid on their mobile phones by simply pointing their phone. With junaio’s open API, developers can create state of the art augmented reality applications. junaio is available as a version for the iPhone and will be available on Android soon. The Android version includes image recognition and expands augmented reality experiences beyond GPS based technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.junaio.com and http://www.metaio.com.

Media Contacts for Rofo:
Susie Marino
415.613.9138
dearsusan(at)comcast.net

Darlene Gannon
650.257.7616
darlene(at)conceptpr(dot)net

Media Contact for Metaio:
Lisa Murphy
Product Marketing Manager
metaio, Inc.
415.814.3594
lisa.murphy(at)metaio(dot)com

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