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Banjo Shows Tremendous Growth, Hits One Million Users In Only Nine Months

(April 18, 2012)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Banjo, Inc., the leader in mobile social discovery, announced today that in only nine months since its initial launch, more than one million members now use Banjo to help them connect with people and events that matter to them most.

Banjo provides a real-time integrated view of what's happening across the most popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. The free app, for iOS and Android, alerts members when friends are nearby and shows them what's happening in the moment, anywhere across the globe.  Banjo gives people "Social Superpowers" so they never miss a thing.

"Banjo members are highly engaged, and our growth validates our mission to ensure people never miss a connection or event anywhere in the world," said Damien Patton, Founder and CEO of Banjo. "Ease of use along with cross-platform and cross-network access allowed us to hit the one million member mark at an exceptional rate."

Banjo recently released version 2.0 of its free app for Android and iPhone, which includes a sleek new user interface, improved friend alerts and social superpowers that show what your friends on your favorite social networks have been up to during the last 24 hours.  Banjo also alerts you when any of those friends are nearby so you never miss an opportunity to connect.  Another new key feature includes searching by keyword around any location. With events like the summer Olympics, Banjo gives people around the world a way to discover all of the social content and photos coming straight from London. Reporters and journalists from networks like CNN are using Banjo to crowdsource as well.

Banjo strives to give users the richest experience possible on their mobile devices and until recently, the only Instagram photos on Banjo came from iPhone users. Banjo was one of the first to integrate Instagram for Android, just hours after the popular app became available for the platform.  Now, both iPhone and Android users can include their Instagram friends and photos on Banjo.

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About Banjo

Banjo links the largest social networks and creates a social map in real-time around the world.  Banjo presents new opportunities for social discovery where you can search for trending topics or breaking news and get notified when a friend is nearby.  With Banjo, you discover the people and places that matter most that you might otherwise miss. Based in Silicon Valley and launched in June 2011 by Founder and CEO Damien Patton, Banjo currently has over 1 million members and is available for free on both the iPhone and Android. 

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