News by Dan Seifert on Thursday May 24, 2012.
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Bump, the popular contact and photo sharing app for iOS and Android, has gained a new feature that allows it to wirelessly share photos with a desktop computer. Using the mobile app's motion-based paradigm, users can "bump" their phone to a computer's space bar to transfer photos to an online gallery from which they can be downloaded to the computer itself.
Bump users can visit the http://bu.mp website in most modern browsers, and then use the app on their phones to transfer the photos to the computer. The website requires access to the user's location data, and the system relies on the various location and motion sensors in the phone to know when and where to transfer the photos. Users just confirm that they want to send the photos after they bump the phone to their computer and away they go.
The app works surprisingly well, and it offers a much easier way to transfer photos compared to using a sync cable or manually emailing them over. The updated Bump app is available for Android devices in the Google Play Store now, and it will be available for the iPhone in the iTunes App Store soon. Check out the video below to see the photo sharing in action.source: Bump
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