Video: Why Bump should be on your smartphone now

Tracy:

This is a fabulous way to share photos and contacts with someone, as well as transferring data from your iPhone to your desktop.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

When it debuted in 2009, I took a look at Bump, the mobile app for iOS(s aapl) that wirelessly transfers data between a pair iPhones. At the time, I thought it was ingenious, because it initiated the transfer with a simple bumping of the two phones. Later the software arrived for Android(s goog), allowing for cross-platform sharing, and for a while I kept it on my phone. Over time, my usage dropped and eventually, I stopped re-installing it on new phones. Now it’s back.

In fact, Bump now has a coveted place on my smartphone home screens and not just for the original sharing feature. The team added a share to desktop feature for photos, and it’s stellar. To use it, you have to open a browser window to http://bu.mp — which I now have as a dedicated bookmark in my browsers. Then, using the mobile application, you…

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