TechRadar is reporting that Google is all set to shut down Bump, a file sharing app that allowed users to share files, photos, music and videos simply by “bumping” two devices together. The report says that the Bump team has been diverted to other projects and Bump’s photo app “Flock” will be pulled from the Apple App store and the Google Play store on January 31st. Once Bump and Flock have been pulled from both stores, the app will cease to work and user data will be deleted. So be sure to export anything you want by opening the Bump app and tapping the “i” menu on iOS and the More menu on Android.
David Lieb, Bump’s co-founder, had this to say:
“Back in September, we announced that the Bump team was joining Google to continue our work of helping people share and interact with one another using mobile devices.
“We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we’ve decided to discontinue Bump and Flock. On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will be deleted.”
Whatever reason Google has for acquiring Bump and Flock, I’m sure we’ll see it materialize sometime in the near future. I would suggest you current Bump and Flock users get to exporting before January 31st comes. Hit the link below for source.
- Bump bumped-off as Google quickly shuts down file-sharing acquisition (techradar.com)
- Google-Acquired File-Sharing Apps Bump And Flock To Shut Down By End Of January (appadvice.com)
- File Sharing Apps Bump And Flock Are Now Dead Following Google Acquisition (androidpolice.com)
- Bump bumped-off as Google quickly shuts down file-sharing acquisition (technewsworlds.wordpress.com)