Metaio GmbH
Munich, Germany

Metaio GmbH

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Company: Metaio GmbH
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Metaio is a company specializing in Augmented Reality software, research and and technology serving over 65,000 developers and powering over 1,000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial cases.

Founded in 2003 in Munich, Germany by current CEO, Thomas Alt and current CTO, Peter Meier Metaio celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. Metaio, as a company, was created from an initial project with Volkswagen and later receiving a German grant with which the founders bootstrapped their enterprise. In 2005 Metaio released the first end-consumer Augmented Reality application called KPS Click & Design, allowing users to place virtual furniture into an image. Metaio then released their Unifeye Platform offering third parties the opportunity to create commercial AR solutions. In 2006 Metaio released the first browser plug-in for web-based AR applications and shortly thereafter, launched the first fully integrated AR app for mobile devices and the first print/web campaign followed by the release of the mobile AR browser Junaio. In 2011, Metaio won the ISMAR Tracking Competition for the world's first mobile 3-D tracking solution as well as the Volkswagen Augmented Reality Tracking Challenge in 2013. Today Metaio has facilities in Munich, Germany, San Francisco, California and Dallas, Texas employing a team of about 120 AR specialists.

With a strong background in research as well as by providing the most comprehensive Augmented Reality product portfolio available Metaio is renowned as one of the worldwide leaders in Augmented Reality (AR) research and technology.