Location-based apps are the bee's knees these days. If you're not checking in via Foursquare, maybe you're using Facebook or Google+.
With Banjo, though, you can find people and view updates without having to check in or belong to a social network.
“Every day, people use mobile phones to access social networks to connect with the world around them. With so much activity, it’s hard to connect the dots between all the information being shared. Banjo was created with this in mind.” said Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo. “Banjo provides a layer of intelligence on top of existing networks so people can easily discover friends and new people or places around them, regardless of what social network they are on.”
Here's an example from the press release of one way Banjo works. Imagine you're at an airport but didn’t check in, tweet or make a social post. However, your friend tweets about his flight being delayed. With Banjo, you can discover that your friend is only a few gates away.
Or maybe a video is better at explaining it.
Banjo is available for iPhone and Android.