Bump iPhone App Review.
When the Appstore hit the 1 billionth milestone, one of the big winners was the three-man-development shop behind Bump Technologies with their easy contact inter-exachanger Bump. The free app makes it easy for iPhone and iPod Touch users running it on their device to exchange contact information by bumping the devices between them.
The idea behind the application is simple enough. Two users run Bump at the same time, "bump" their device to one another and the application offers the possibility to exchange contact information. That's it. No typing, no writing, no exchanging of business cards or little paper napkins.
The app needs a stable internet connection, be it WIFI or 3G for the iphone to connect and upload and download contact information. When we started the application, it connected to the server and asked us to select the contact information to be available for exchange. After connecting two iPhones to the Bump server, a mere waving of the two devices did the trick. The sharing screen pops up and the exchange is made with a flick of the finger, the whole process taking no longer than a couple of seconds.
The small company says that the privacy of your data and contact information is totally secured, no one can see it, accept after you approve the transfer to the other Bump device. The application sends an encrypted connection to the server and then uses location data to determine whether there is another device running the same app attempting to share information. If so, the pairing is made and the data transferred.
We are looking forward to an upgrade of this cool iphone app, when more than contact information can be shared, like photos, Internet links and bookmarks or multiple contacts. Until then, enjoy bumping into one another! We are!
Developer: Bump Technologies
Category: Social Networking
Updated: December 17th, 2010
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