Hate trolling through property listings? You can now whip out your smartphone and use an augmented-reality app to see what's on the market.
Junaio is a free AR app for iPhone 3GS and Android devices that overlays real-estate information on camera views. Users point their phones at a building, street, or neighborhood and relevant data such as monthly rent, photos, and contact details pop up.
Junaio can highlight properties within a radius of several miles. Map views and list views are also available.
The app can also display AR data like sightseeing, dining, and entertainment information. Junaio is one of a growing list of apps, including Yelp, that can create AR overlays by making use of the iPhone 3GS' built-in compass.
Is Junaio useful? When it comes to dense urban environments like Manhattan where there's little room for advertising a property, it could be. If you're in a less crowded residential area, though, I think old-fashioned "for sale" signs are far more convenient.