Banjo App uses Location Services when App is Not Running

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  1. chuncaso90, Feb 27, 2012
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    chuncaso90 macrumors newbie

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    After installing BANJO, the location based social app, my location services would not TURN OFF (in the status bar) and it was killing batteries. I didn't know what was triggering the GPS, so I deleted the most recent app I downloaded(banjo). Anybody having this issue?

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    EDIT: when the app is NOT running
     
  2. MacVig macrumors newbie

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    Banjo App

    Yes - since I downloaded it, I am seeing the same issue. I turned off notification for that app and will switch it on when I am somewhere where I feel like seeing if there someone else that I know who is trying to kill their battery!

    I don't know how iOS allows Apps to monitoring their location by sampling rather than always having the phone on, but to me, this App will never get used, so I'm going to try it when in Toronto once and then I will hit delete.

    Off topic, but I always thought that Apps like this should set up communities of interest rather than friends. For example - if you are signed up for your alma mater sports team, when someone is very close it should blare their college song on both devices. Most of the time, I'm not lounging about wondering which friend is within a 3 km radius that I would want to seek out - while I am always up for a quick high five with a like minded soul!
     
  3. KLiKzg macrumors newbie

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    after installing a BAN.JO app, the "location services" is always lighten up in purple color...something the app did during INSTALL messed up the "location services" setting & now my battery goes in half a day, opposed to 1,5days! btw, "location services" is still lighten up in purple color and the BAN.JO is removed from my system. so there is a first example of SPYWARE app in APPLE STORE! :eek:

    my advice is to AVOID this app at any cost! :apple:
     

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