Location based services are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the mobile experience. As more of this data becomes available, developers need to focus on how to leverage and monetize it. Banjo CEO Damien Patton, along with speakers from Yelp, YP, and Factual, discussed the future of location services, privacy concerns, what is out there, and more in this panel at the App Developers Conference.
One of the things we are most excited about as Banjo grows is having journalists use our platform to improve their stories with on-the-ground content. Since Banjo geographically organizes the posts from every major social platform, we have the power to obtain the most relevant content from breaking news stories, sports, concerts, and so much more. So, when Fox 25 in Boston wanted to see photos and videos from people at the Red Sox Rolling Rally, they didn’t have to sort through all the clutter – they simply pulled up Banjo to find real-time posts straight from the parade-goers! Check out the video below to see it in action.
Banjo, the app that organizes the world’s social posts by location so you can see what’s happening at any event or place around the world, will be available on a new platform; the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Today Samsung launched the much anticipated Galaxy Gear Watch at IFA in Berlin. Banjo is honored to have been selected to provide a location based experience for Galaxy Gear users.
With Banjo for Galaxy Gear, you can see live streaming photos from your favorite music, sports and breaking news events as they happen. This new version of Banjo makes it easy to keep up with friends as you get notified on your watch when they are near you. You can also take an amazing photo from an event and share via Facebook or Twitter.
Here is a preview of the new Banjo for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. From the home screen you get access to all the live events on Banjo, number of new friend nearby notifications and one click access to taking a photo straight from your watch.
Samsung watch users can now have immediate access to many of the things they love about Banjo on the phone. Select live events and see photo galleries from all of those events, right on the watch.
Never miss that amazing photo again. While your friends are busy searching for their phones, you will have already taken and posted pictures to your favorite social networks, straight from your watch.
Wearable technology is becoming the future of mobile computing and Samsung has developed the most sophisticated smart watch to date. We can’t wait for you to experience Banjo on Samsung Galaxy Gear. You’ll have so much fun, you just might lose track of time.
Verizon Insider’s Guide caught up with Banjo CEO Damien Patton at SXSW back in March. They discuss some of the cool features of Banjo, as well as Damien’s thoughts on location and privacy in an increasingly connected world. Check out their interviews below!