Banjo: the must-have app for SXSW

If you’re attending SXSW, you’ll need three things: comfortable shoes, Sched and of course, Banjo on your phone! People attend SXSW to make connections and to find out what’s new and what’s hot, but with over 126,000 attendees expected, you can’t cut through the noise and make the right connections unless you have Banjo: the must-have app for SXSW!

Banjo has developed the most robust location technology that taps into powerful social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Path and more) to provide an on the ground view of what’s happening anyplace, anytime.

Missed connections? Not with Banjo. We have friends on multiple social networks and Banjo friend alerts work across all of them, not just one. For example, if you follow someone on Twitter but aren’t friends on Facebook, you’ll still get a friend alert if they’re near.

friend alerts screenshot on banjo 2.0

One of the biggest names in the business is giving the keynote at the music portion of SXSW. The one, the only, Bruce Springsteen! Want to know who’s taking about “The Boss”? Type in “Springsteen” and you will instantly know who at SXSW across all social networks shares your love for the music legend. Who knows, this just might lead to you discovering the boss man himself is one floor down from you enjoying a little Stubb’s bbq.

search bruce springsteen on banjo 2.0

If you’ve been to SXSW before, you’ve probably walked halfway across town from one venue to another only to discover the line is so long, you should have stayed where you were. With Banjo, know before you go! You might see the social media stream coming out of Austin City Limits (top rated music venue inside the W Hotel) is filled with “line from hell, stay away” and save yourself a lot of frustration and disappointment.

screenshot of map view in austin on banjo app 2.0

There will be a flowing stream of social updates at SXSW with tweets, photos, updates and checkins – especially with celebrity sightings. Banjo is the easiest way to look across all the networks and drill down to what’s most important to you whether that means searching for the best bbq, social media expert or getting a surprise alert that one of your friends you didn’t know is at SXSW is steps away from you.

For those who can’t attend SXSW, Banjo will put you in the center of the action. Simply go to “Austin, Texas” in the map view and see what’s happening in real time. You can still find the influencers and connect with them. It’s like being in two places at once – social superpowers!