Google-owned Bump to shut down at the end of this month


Popular file sharing app Bump was acquired by Google in September of 2013. Less than four months after announcing its acquisition, Bump CEO and cofounder David Lieb is back to announce that the service will be shutting down in the next few weeks.Lieb explained that though the company intended to continue its work on Bump and Flock, they “are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google.” As a result, they no longer have time to dedicate to the two apps and their backend services.

On January 31, 2014, both file sharing tool Bump and photo sharing tool Flock will be pulled from the Google Play Store. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will deleted from the company’s servers. To make the transition easier for customers, Bump is providing an data export tool from within the app. Opening the app between now and the end of the month will send an email containing a link that’ll let customers download all their data.

Do you use Bump or Flock? What do you think of this sudden shutdown?

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