Friday 3 January 2014

Google closes Bump and Flock

Both Android and iOS applications Bump and Flock will no longer be available at the end of the month. But development teams working on “new projects “in Google.

As Yahoo, Google's acquisition strategy is designed to build more new services but rather to integrate skills to develop new tools. In this context, we learn that Google will close Bump and Flock. The best known of these tools, Bump, can easily share data between two Smartphones by bumping against each other.

The peculiarity of the system is that it does not use NFC. The application detects the sensor information from the Smartphone when "bump" and sends them to a server where an algorithm will analyze and find the same characteristics on the other terminal. Once identified two Smartphones, can exchange data between them. Bump was a resounding success with over 100 million downloads.

David Lieb , CEO of Bump that in September they had announced that their team would integrate Google Bump to continue their work and help users to share information via their mobile device. They are now focused on their new projects within Google and decided to terminate Bump and Flock.

On January 31, Bump and Flock will be removed from the online stores like App Store and Google Play. After this date, none of these two applications will no longer work and all data stored therein will be erased. Hence it means that users of both applications have 30 days to export their data and store it elsewhere.

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