Google acquires Bump, the File Sharing App

18 Sep

Google has acquired Bump, application that allows user to share files on single touch.


Bump CEO David Lieb said that the company’s apps, which also include a photo sharing service, Flock, will continue to maintain their services for now.


The app, launched more than four years ago, allows users to share files by bumping devices together and Lieb has earlier claimed that the app was downloaded 125 million times.


Meanwhile, Google said that the Bump team has demonstrated a strong ability to quickly build and develop products that users love and the company believes that they will be a great fit at Google.


The terms of the deal were not disclosed. It’s unclear why the tech giant scooped up the five-year-old startup, but Google could have acquired Bump for its easy-to-use file-sharing technology as a response to Apple’s AirDrop, which is integrated into iOS 7.


“I don’t have to think about anything, I just bump the phones together and it works—that’s what’s allowed Bump to get so big,” he said. “It’s just dead simple.”


That simplicity could be exactly what Google is looking for.


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