Google acquires Bump, company behind the data-sharing app of the same name

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: September 16, 2013

Bump app for iOS

Apparently Google's gotten the acquisition itch once again. Bump announced today on its official blog that it's been purchased by Google and will soon be bringing its information-sharing knowledge to the search giant's team. There's no official word on how much Google spent for Bump, but sources tell AllThingsD that El Goog may have dropped anywhere between $30 million and $60 million.

Bump is the company behind the popular app of the same name that allows two people to share information, such as contact info and photos, simply by bumping their phones together. The app was one of the first huge hit apps on iOS and is currently available on both Android and the PC as well. Bump is also responsible for the photo-sharing app Flock. The company says that both apps will continue working as normal for now.

Google has yet to reveal much about its plans for Bump, saying only that the company "has demonstrated a strong ability to quickly build and develop products that users love" and that it'll be a good fit at Google. The Bump app and it's ability to share files just by tapping two phones together is something that seemed pretty amazing to anyone seeing it for the first time, and it's also a quick way for two people to share information. That's why it'll be interesting to see where Bump ends up inside of Google and how the the big G ends up utilizing Bump's technology. Have you ever used Bump or Flock?

Via Bump, AllThingsD