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Where are your friends?

Where are your friends? Check foursquare. Check facebook places. Check for location-based tweets. Check instagram. Yipes! That’s a lot of places to check! Banjo the new iPhone app automatically checks all those services and notifies you when a friend is nearby. Pretty neat.

It’s like banjo takes all the location-based services and syndicates that information into one service.

Only thing is that if you are friends with lost of people, then you’ll get lots of notifications. Here’s a letter I sent to Banjo:

I would like to request that I can make lists in banjo. I have many friends on foursquare and other services where I simply do not care to get iOS notifications. Getting all these iOS notifications is so annoying that it makes me want to turn off Banjo.

But you have a great service. Please consider my suggestion to make your service much more helpful. Please allow us to create lists of people we only want to get notifications of their location. I imagine most of your users are like me and we get notification fatigue from your app. Implementing a list feature would make your good product into a great one.

Just as newspaper editors have to pick which content to run in their newspaper, users of Banjo should be able to pick which friends they want to get notifications from Banjo.

If anyone has tried Banjo, please leave your thoughts in the comments. Thanks!

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mattmaldre
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The Banjo people are very nice. They emailed me back a couple times and even asked to talk with me on the phone about my issue.

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