Google shutting Bump and Flock once January ends
Bump is an app that allows users to share content by tapping phones. The users of both handsets open the Bump app on their devices and then gently bump the two units together. Videos, files, photos, and apps can quickly and easily be transferred from one phone to another.
The same team that came up with Bump also developed Flock. This app allows your phone to recognize friends or family in photographs you take, and removes strangers from them. It also automatically creates a shared photo albums for these friends and family members who were in these photographs. Of course, you have complete control over which pictures get included in the shared albums,
With both Bump and Flock closing down, you will have 30 days to open each app and follow instructions on how to export your content. You will then receive an email with a link to help you download all of your pictures, videos, apps and files.
source: Bump via PCMag
1. quakan (Posts: 1064; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I figured Bump would disappear when at Apple's keynote someone made a statement saying something to fact of, "With AirDrop on iPhones, there's no reason for everyone to go around the room bumping phones...".
4. jacko1977 (Posts: 376; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
cant wait till airdrop gets hacked
i bump phones to me its safer
2. abhilashpro (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Is the title misleading or what? Google is not shutting down Bump/Flock, it's the Bump company that is discontinuing their own products. The article suggests that Google is pulling down apps by this third party.
3. johnbftl (Posts: 160; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
Google purchased Bump a while back. So yes, Google is shutting down Bump.