Bump No More Says Google as it Closes Bump App
Published on: 5th Jan 2014
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A few months after it was bought by Google, the Bump service is closing down as the team focus on other services for the new parent company.
Bump was an NFC based file sharing service that made it easier for two smartphones to swap content by "bumping" themselves together. Google bought the company last September.
In a blog post, the Bump's co-founder and CEO, David Lied said that the company is "deeply focused on new projects withing Google".
As a consequence, the Bump and Flock apps will be removed from both the Android and iPhone app stores at the end of this month, and the services shut-down.
The company is offering an export option for user data in the meantime.