Google-acquired Bump has reportedly announced that it is shutting down so that the team can focus on other projects inside Google. Bump created a buzz for allowing smartphones to transfer data by tapping them together, a feature that became a signature feature in Samsung’s Galaxy S3. It compete with the iPhone and pushed Apple to launch a similar feature. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bump’s CEO and co-founder David Lieb said that in September Bump team had joined Google but now they are deeply focused on their new projects within Google and they have decided to discontinue Bump and Flock. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
The co-founder further noted that on January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play and all user data will be deleted after that day. Users can export the data at any point in the next 30 days from Bump and Flock, including photos, videos, contacts, etc.