Bump gives you a fresh, fun, new way to transfer your contacts, files, or anything else from your phone to another gadget. In addition to moving items between your own devices, it's a great way to exchange contact info. with others as long as they have the app installed, as well.
The idea behind this app is that you can transfer files by tapping your phone with another phone, tablet, or even a computer. These files can be anything from your contact information to an app suggestion and can even be a photo, song, or video. The only catch … Read more
Google has purchased Bump, makers of smartphone apps for wirelessly sharing files, photos, and contacts, for an undisclosed sum. Bump CEO and co-founder David Lieb made the announcement in a blog post and tweet Monday morning. Google confirmed the buy to CNET.
Founded in 2008, Bump raised roughly $20 million in funding from a collection of renowned venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital before it was picked up by Google. A source told AllThingsD that the deal was valued between $30 million and $60 million.
"We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the … Read more
Bump manages to not only make sharing files fun, but also it streamlines the process of moving files between your phone and computer in a way that few could have dreamed up. While most of the functions in Bump are based on its illustrative name, there are numerous other options built into the app--far more than you can sort through in your first sitting.
Bump does a lot. Its core functionality is to transfer files between phones and computers. The interface for doing so is intuitive, and even a bit astounding. Simply tap the phone to the spacebar on your … Read more
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Bump, the application that lets users share everything from contacts to photos and files, no longer supports iTunes music transfers.
The company announced the feature loss yesterday in its App Store update, saying, "we're sorry, but we are no longer permitted access to iTunes audio files on the device." Bump didn't say why it was forced to remove the feature, but it's likely that Apple took issue with its functionality.
Previously, users were able to share iTunes tracks with other Bump users. The audio files could also be shared on computers.
It appears that the … Read more
Since it's always hard to find a USB stick when you need one, Bump thinks your phone should become your universal thumb drive.
Starting today, Bump, whose app enabling two people to swap photos and contact details simply by bumping phones together has been downloaded more than 125 million times, is making it possible to quickly and easily move files between iPhones or Android phones and any computer -- in either direction.