Banjo for Android review: Banjo for Android

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CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
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The Good Banjo supports several different social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.

The Bad Maps and feeds sometimes load very slowly.

The Bottom Line For social-media butterflies who are into geotagging posts, Banjo's streamlined interface and useful location-aware tools make it worth a download.

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With Banjo for Android, you not only get access to several of your social-networking feeds in one place, you also get to see if your contacts are nearby. What's more, with Banjo you can post status updates, tweet, share photos, or check in, all from a single interface.

To get started with Banjo, log in with either your Facebook or Twitter account. It doesn't matter which one you choose initially because once you're in, you can easily add access to the other from the Settings menu. In addition to those two networks, Banjo also supports Foursquare, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+. The more accounts you associate, the better your chances of seeing your friends on Banjo's map.

Once your accounts are all set up, Banjo pulls up a Google Map showing users who have posted items nearby within the last 24 hours. It's important to note that the map shows your connections (from your associated accounts) as well as any strangers who might have shared geotagged posts publicly. This means you could potentially spark up a conversation with another tech-savvy individual...if you're so bold. While some people might find this to be an unlikely thing to do, there are certainly a number of users who see it as a good opportunity for networking.

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Banjo for Android

Part Number: com.banjo.android

Free

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  • Compatibility Android
About The Author

Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.