We’ve been continually amazed and humbled by the tremendous growth of Bump. In just a few years, Bump has been downloaded by more than 100 million people across dozens of countries, quickly becoming one of the most popular mobile apps of all time. In addition to connecting and sharing contact information, photo sharing has emerged as one of the most popular uses of Bump. Bump users share 2 to 3 million photos every day, between friends and family and also between mobile devices and computers using http://bu.mp.
One of the most requested features from Bump users has been to be able to bump files between devices. We’ve heard from real estate professionals who’d like to bump property listings at open houses, from teachers who’d like to collect homework assignments in class using Bump, and thousands of others who’d like the simplicity and ease of Bump when managing and sharing their files. Because really, when you have a file on your phone that you want to give to someone standing right next to you, isn’t it frustrating that you have to email or text them? We think it should be simpler than that.
‘Tis the season for giving, so we’ve decided to release a project that started in Bump Labs (our internal idea incubator) that solves this problem. We call it Bump Files.
Today we’ve updated the Bump app to let you bump any file on your device, including videos, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, and more. Just select the file you’d like to share and bump it to a friend; it’s that easy. This new feature is available on both iOS and Android and can be found on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bump/id305479724?mt=8 and on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bumptech.bumpga
Be sure to stay tuned – we’re continuing to work on this Bump Labs project and are planning some exciting things for file sharing in the future, like bumping to computers and integrating with 3rd party cloud file services.
Ho ho ho,
-dave and the Bump team