Bump and Flock apps will no longer exist after 31st of January
Google will close the apps Bump and Flock on 31st of January
Bump is among the first and most reliable apps for sharing information between users by “bumping” of their devices. Not long ago the company that is developing the Bump app and its brother app Flock for sharing of photos was acquired by Google. The mobile giant is holding a very successful strategy of purchasing small companies with successful apps or technologies that Google is integrating in its products. It seems that this will be the faith of the Bump and Flock apps. The CEO of Bump, David Lieb officially confirmed that the apps will be put to sleep on 31st of January. After this date they will be taken down from the Google Play Store and the App Store. The downloaded and installed apps will stop working as well. After the 31st of January the user data will be deleted.
The current users of the Bump app can take advantage from the provided options for keeping their data by exporting it. They just need to open any of the Bump or Flock apps and follow the instructions. What will happen to the team working in Bump? As Lieb shared the team is “deeply focused” on projects at Google. Perhaps the mobile giant has already planned how to integrate the Bump app in its products and concepts. The app is still one of the most popular data sharing applications amongst users of Android and iOS.
When the app was first launch in App Store it quickly became a “best seller” because users appreciated the convenience of fast and easy way to share information and files between devices. It is always a bit sad to know that a favorite app will be shut down. At the same time we are definitely curious to see what is the new that Google is working on. How do you feel about the news?
Source: Bump Blog