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Review Banjo

Jay Feldman
9.0Excellent
Intuitive interface, modern design
Not as functional in portrait mode, lags a bit
Banjo for Android aims to be your one stop source for entertainment events and current news headlines. Find events virtually anywhere in the world, research venues, buy tickets and even keep a finger on the pulse of some hard news.
Banjo is a very modern news feed style app. The interface is based on pictorial tiles and thumbnails that can be scrolled through quickly to locate articles that are of interest to you. The app is amazingly functional, however, it works far better in landscape than portrait mode. In landscape mode, the screen is actually split in half and it's possible to scroll through each side of the screen independently, which is hugely satisfying and invites exploration. However, in portrait mode, virtually half of this app's functionality gets tossed out the window, because it can only display one column of information at a time. The difference is stark.
Search virtually any artist to find out where they're playing next. The app displays all of their concert dates around the world, making it easy to find dates near you to attend. Touch a venue to bring up additional details on the right half of the screen, while still scrolling your original results on the left. You can even launch ticket purchases directly within the app. The displayed results include all the information one could want on any given event, including maps and parking info.
The app functioned smoothly for the most part, but there were definitely some hangs and buffering issues with page loads, though it was nothing serious. I was impressed with the combination of entertainment and top news headlines because it means this can be used as an information source, rather than just a frivolous entertainment app.
Banjo is very nicely done but I would recommend using it in landscape mode exclusively. It's just far less impressive in portrait.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 9/10
Originality 9/10
Design 9/10
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