The Bump Sharing App To Be Bumped By Google
The Bump sharing app service is about to be discontinued totally. Google had acquired the company September of 2013, for around a cool $35 million. The popular mobile app for sharing files between devices will soon to be bumped off the market January 31 2014. According to the Bump Blog, on this date all App data will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. Before that time, users of Bump and Flock, can open the app, follow the given instructions for exporting all saved data, for email download.
CEO and cofounder David Lieb says that the team is now focused on new projects ahead, and states the following.
Over the years, we’ve been inspired and humbled by the millions of people who have used Bump and Flock. Your feedback, enthusiasm, and support has brought much meaning to our work, and we want to thank you all for that
I have been a light user of bump, over the years and will miss the Bump sharing app. Bump allows users to transfer files between devices connected to the same WiFi network, by simply bumping phones together. I have found this service useful in the past, while switching between smartphones, looking for an easy way to transfer photos between my devices. The ability to transfer files by a simple bump, proved to be a very useful and an intuitive feature in a mobile app . I will miss the service, and truly hope that a better alternative is brought to the market soon. More than likely, we can expect Google to integrate Bump sharing services in some of Google’s current services.