Share content, like photos and contacts, on your handset by 'bumping' phones together.
by on September 9, 2010
The key to a good app is to simplify something which is usually complicated or cumbersome. And there is nothing more cumbersome than trying to share media with other phone users.
Usually you have to email, text or even Bluetooth stuff from one phone to the next but Bump simplifies this by letting you share content by touching your phone with another one. While it seems like magic, there are no midi-chlorians at work here, just a simple process of one app speaking to another.
To make Bump work, both have to have the app installed. But the great thing is that it can be installed on any device and on any OS – so you can bump an Android with an iPhone and vice versa.
Once installed, it is easy to share content. All you have to do is choose which content you want to share. We found that the best thing to bump was actually photos but it did eat through our 3G connection.
Exchanging contacts was also very easy – just select all, bump the phones together (or your hand that contain the phones) and the content is easily transferred.
The idea of Bump is a great one, but it didn’t work all of the time. There seemed to be a few times when nothing was transferred.
But, even with these niggles, it is quicker than anything we have tried for transferring data.
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