After getting acquired by Google in September, former high-flying app Bump has announced its shutdown at the end of the month.
Trying to share your photos with friends after an event? Say hello to Flock, the app that uses location services on your phone and Facebook connect to aggregate photos taken by a group of people in the same place, at the same time.
I used to use Bump, the mobile app that wirelessly transfers data between two smartphones, but over time, I uninstalled it. Now it’s not only back on my phones, but has a coveted home screen spot thanks to the latest share-to-desktop feature.
Call me a sucker for cool networking tools, but I love Bump and wrote about the Mountain View, Calif.-based back in August 2010. The company’s audacious goal – to bridge the physical and digital world – made a lot of sense to me. Investors, too, liked the company and have pumped in over $20 million into the company.
Call me a sucker for cool networking tools, but I love Bump. The company’s audacious goal – to bridge the physical and digital world – made sense to me and investors. Since launch, apparently 77 million have downloaded the Bump app, but no one appears to be using it.
Often, you’ll want to transfer some piece of data — a link, contact information or a photo, for example — from one of your iOS devices to another. Unfortunately, the iPhone doesn’t natively support Bluetooth file transfer like most phones. Luckily, there are other workarounds.
I’ve been looking for a viable alternative to the archaic business cards for some time. CardCloud wants to replace business cards with a digital service: contact details are stored in a web app and can then be sent to other people using a mobile app.
Bump Technologies has grown from a novel way to share contacts into a full fledged content sharing network that is moving beyond its bump mechanic. Now the company has raised $16 milllion to further pursue its vision of transforming the way people interact through their phones.
Bump Technologies recently released a shinier and faster version of its Bump application for the iPhone. As a result, the company has seen almost 150 percent growth in the number of people who bump and times they bump their devices.
The idea behind Bump is simple: When you meet up with someone, instead of sharing printed business cards, you can just “bump” phones together, and your contact information will be traded. I’ve been using the new 2.0 version, which adds a number of useful functions.