Bump

Company Facts

Address: Mountain View, CA

Business Description

Bump is a mobile application that allows two smartphones to connect wirelessly to send contact information, photos, and files between devices. Whereas other similar applications use the hardware capabilities of smartphones, such as near field communications (NFC) chips, Bump facilitated data transfers entirely through software. When two users “bump” their phones, software on the phones sends a variety of sensor data to an algorithm running on Bump’s servers, which includes the location of the phone, accelerometer readings, IP address, and other sensor readings. The algorithm figures out which two phones felt the same physical bump and then transfers the information between those phones.

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