‘Bump’ Arrives for Android

bump_for_android02Bump is one of those apps used to make us jealous of Apple.  It wasn’t because the iPhone could do things that our G1s and myTouch 3Gs couldn’t, but because we didn’t have the app.  If you’re not familiar with Bump, it allows users to share their contact information, pictures, and other fun stuff  by tapping their phones together.  That’s it.

Well, now we have Bump.  And things are right again.The Android version offers everything that the 1.1  iPhone edition had, including support for contact and photo swapping.  It’s a step or two behind the its fruit counterpart, but we expect it to catch up quickly.  Why?   Bump works across platforms – Android can Bump iPhone and vice versa.  It would make sense that they’d like everyone to be able to bump the same stuff.

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19 Comments

  1. Vic
    November 12, 20:33 Reply

    Can I bump an iPhone?

  2. Davest010
    November 12, 21:16 Reply

    A barcode to download the app would be helpful…

  3. Deusivnictus
    November 12, 22:23 Reply

    Does this require the new bluetooth API in Android 2.0?

  4. Deusivnictus
    November 12, 22:24 Reply

    Never mind I guess I should have read their FAQ: Q: How does BumpTM work?
    A: There are two parts to BumpTM: the app running on your device and a smart matching algorithm running on our servers in the cloud. The app on your phone uses the phone's sensors to literally "feel" the bump, and it sends that info up to the cloud. The matching algorithm listens to the bumps from phones around the world and pairs up phones that felt the same bump. Then we just route the contact information between the two phones in each pair.

  5. who knows
    November 13, 00:53 Reply

    cannot find in the market for 1.5 on the droid eris. anyone have any luck on 1.5 with it?

  6. ari-free
    November 15, 04:43 Reply

    reminds me of beaming stuff to your friend's Palm PDA. Except this is much more complicated

  7. Alicia
    July 01, 17:07 Reply

    How does the contact information get updated AFTER the phones have 'bumped'? For example, if I get a new cell phone number or address, does that automatically get updated in the 'cloud'?

  8. cuppy
    July 14, 13:37 Reply

    yeah at least bump arive..

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