Bump was acquired by Google last September, and already, it looks as though Google is ready for the team to begin new projects. According to a statement by Bump’s CEO on its official blog, Bump will be shutting down and erasing all user data on January 31 of this year. With more than 100 million downloads, this may come as quite a shock to the mobile world, as the physical sharing application was insanely popular when it launched for iOS and later for Android. Users simply “bumped” phones, and the service worked like magic when released to the public. (more…)
This morning, Bump’s CEO announced through an official blog post that Google acquired the company. Back in the early day of Android and iOS devices, Bump was one of those interesting applications that made smartphones appear to be smart. Two users could simply bump their phones together, which would allow them to easily transfer pictures, contact data or other misc. files through the cloud. Nothing actually happened between the two phones except for the sensors in the devices sensing the bump, then sending the data up to the cloud, then placing it in the other users’ account. (more…)
Last year, Bump launched a website that users loved. It allowed them to send photos from their phone to computer pretty easily. Today, they’re taking it to the next level and allowing phones and computers to swap photos and more files back and forth between devices without even having to think about cables.
Once you are logged in to the Bump app on your phone and your computer, all it takes is a “bump” against the computer’s keyboard and the files will transfer without any more action. Moving photos and videos, saving phone contacts to your computer and transferring other documents are now easier than ever. If you’re ready to get bumping, hit the link below.
I’ve got to be honest, this announcement that Bump can now share photos quickly with your computer caught me completely off guard. I had not heard anyone talk about Bump in what seems like years. What was once the talk of the app world thanks to its bumpy sharing capabilities, has been off of my radar for I don’t even know how long. This new photo sharing feature though, just brought it back to my life in a huge way.
To share photos instantly with any computer, you obviously need the Bump app, but from there, you simply need to open a browser to http://bu.mp, select photos to share, and then bump the space bar to make them available for download. Once connected to a computer, you can download the pictures instantly. It seems so simple, yet this is one of those features that I’m wondering how we lived without for so long. (more…)