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PayPal Bump for Android Goes Live

We’ve been waiting on PayPal’s “bump” technology to hit Android for a few months now and as of yesterday, it was made official.  Get ready to split that Vegas club bill with your pal Tony by performing a solid broseph fist bump.  Just don’t forget to blow it up afterwards…

Just like our PayPal Mobile app on the i*hone, the new Android app features bump technology –  allowing you to simply tap two phones together to send money. Split the check is another great feature, which lets you automatically calculate the total cost of a bill and then collect money directly from friends when out to dinner. We hope these new features make it even easier to get paid back on the spot the next time you’re stuck picking up the tab.

Now to only get all of our friends into using PayPal.  Life is tough.

Source:  PayPal Blog
Via:  MobileCrunch, Phandroid

  • Italia1918

    If Im already rooted why do people want to unroot for the 2.2 update? rooted already has all the froyo goodness right? im running lithium mod… would the official update make it run better? not sure why people want to unroot.. anyone know why please let me know im curious?

  • Italia1918

    If Im already rooted why do people want to unroot for the 2.2 update? rooted already has all the froyo goodness right? im running lithium mod… would the official update make it run better? not sure why people want to unroot.. anyone know why please let me know im curious?

  • Justin

    Anyone want to test bump my phone?
    Of course funds flowing my way..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtwildman John T. Wildman

    Oh. Yeah, we have apps! When you're selling over 200,000 devices a day, you start to become a developers first choice.

  • G37

    I have a Droid2 runing Froyo and paypal doesn't show up in market…Where can I get the 2.0.0?

    Thanks!
    G37

    • Michael_NM

      I want to see some video of that Droid2! :P

      • G37

        Can't do that, I'm on trial for this, testing it….It's part of the agreement.

        • Michael_NM

          No video, no help with PayPal. That's part of the Droid-Life agreement. :P

          All I can say it 2.0.0 shows up on my Droid with Froyo. Well, I can also say the I don't like you with your Droid2. That's just a little envious humor of course. You lucky *&%$#@! :)

  • Pete

    So here's a question…can you “bump” an Android to an iPhone with both using the paypal app, or are you limited to splitting your check with others with the same type of phone?

    • Chris Nimon

      The Bump app says you can though i havent tried it yet.

    • Michael_NM

      Why would you give money to anyone with a LiePhone?

  • Chris Nimon

    1000th post!!!!! guess ill celebrate by mowing the lawn :( CUE DRAMATIC MUSIC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOWK7Tam01M

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      YAYAYAYAYY!!!!! Congrats!!!

      • Chris Nimon

        I know you got it a few weeks ago. How many are in the 1000 club? When r u gonna teach me the secret virtual handshake? Lol Im such a geek i did a screen grab of it lol.

        • Michael_NM

          Thanks for mentioning the screen grab. I did the same thing when I got to 400 comments. Now I don't feel quite as silly about it. :)

  • Chris Nimon

    “Dont forget to blow it up” HILARIOUS! Has someone been watching Stepbrothers?

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    Possibly the coolest thing I have ever heard of. I can now let my true bro show! Perfect timing for my vegas trip this weekend

  • Ponchera

    i haven't read into it but if splitting the bill or taking a payment is gonna cost me 2.9% or whatever, i'll pass. go to the ATM dude..

    • Br_d

      yep, and i assume it will.

  • digitalicecream

    Now if we can only avoid bumping into people and draining our accounts unnecessarily.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPJJQEWMBH6G6XELXBC3B3JUDE James Ditmer

    Sounds like a very useful app. I'll have to give it a try.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Hell to the F ya! :-)

    For anyone whos wants it :)
    http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#droidlife

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      I won't bump your PayPal Tim, but I'll bump your IRC post.

    • kellex

      IRC Droid Life!

      Unfortunately can't join in the fun today. :(

      • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

        Dislike.

  • JosueD

    What? Awesome! Android just keeps getting better!

    [JD]

  • Andrew Hewitt

    Just what I need, a way easier way to spend my money :[

  • Sput

    Droidman's Creed

    This is my Droid. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Droid is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My Droid, without me, is useless. Without my Droid, I am useless. I must root my Droid true. I must root straighter than an enemy who is trying to kill me. I must root him before he roots me. I will…

    • Ace Z.

      Encore! Encore! Encore!!!

    • kellex

      Epic.

      • Sput

        Going to an Apple blog and proudly state my creed. Who's with me?

    • Flyinion

      Just stay away from the jelly donuts. I heard you get yelled at for that.

      • Artist Formaly Known as Sput

        I always kinda enjoyed walking down the street with my pants around my ankles, hat on backwards, while sucking my thumb.

    • Sput

      I just rooted and I no longer need viagra. Who woulda thought…

    • Mrpicolas

      Dear God lol rofl insert apple for the word enemy :-)

    • davesdroid

      This moment will go down in Droid Life history and Sput will now be known as The Creedmaster

      • Artist Formaly Known as Sput

        I will get my people to prepare the appropiate documents for a legal name change.

    • Michael_NM

      Droidman Wife’s/Girl’s Creed,

      As a Droidman’s wife/girl:
      I will encourage my Droidman.
      I will honor his unique bond with his Droid.
      I will not be jealous.
      I will not utter the word iP*@#*
      I shall not fail my Droidman
      Enthusiastically will I carry on my daily routine, even when he's refreshing Droid-Life.