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A New App Can Help You Find a Place to Work on the Road

A free service lets entrepreneurs on the move find a quiet, professional space to get some work done.

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This story appears in the June 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What do you get when 's great commercial buildup collides with America's great corporate downsizing? A lot of vacant office . Now it's time to put those empty buildings back to work.

That's the aim of a new free iPhone app called LiquidSpace, which launched in this spring after debuting at the SXSW conference in , Texas.

Mobile-Wary: Securitymetrics' Gary Glover.
Mark Gilbreath

LiquidSpace is designed to help mobile workers find a spot where they can temporarily plug in and get work done more effectively than in the back of a cab, a loud convention center hall or the narrow space between other airline passengers' elbows. Using the location-aware LiquidSpace app, users find available workspaces nearby that meet timing needs and other requirements they specify. Spaces on the app are classified as "public" (libraries, , etc.), "priced" (buildings that rent office space by the hour or house shared-workspace firms) and "private" (companies with empty offices they're willing to share with partners or customers who happen to be in the neighborhood).

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