Google bought a company perspective, the application developer Bump





Founder and CEO David Lieb Bump through the official blog search giant said that his organization is now a part of the friendly team of Google. For those who do not know, Bump Technologies has been developing the transmission of data between mobile devices. Their eponymous application allows users to share photos with each other or the contacts just slightly knocking his own phones. Application makes it special is that the exchange of data is not based on technology-based NFC, which seemed to be an obvious was in similar types of information transmission.

«Bump is based on two main things: the application on your device is synchronized with a special software algorithm, being on our servers in the” cloud. ” From your phone, the application by the sensor device reads a time when electronic gadgets each hit. The algorithm processes the data and compares them to the same beat that “felt” the other phone “, – stated in the FAQ application.

Due to the unusual opportunities and support the transfer of data between devices based on Android and iOS, Bump managed to assemble an army of people. The Verge writes that in 2011 the number of application downloads by more than 60 million. However, the companies did not manage to extract a well-deserved benefits of their work. Released later application Flock, which was tied to the group photo sharing between users, also found no response deserved.


In general, the company was able to earn a little more than $ 20 million. Then Bump, which produces such great application, but does not quite understand how to run a business, becomes interested in Google.

The official Google blog reported that while the Bump and Flock will remain in access as independent applications. But most likely, Google in the future will try to find a way to integrate the elements of the Bump and group transfer photos to their own phones and operating system.

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