Bump and Flock application users will be disappointed but probably not surprised to learn that the service and application will be closing its doors on January 31st, 2014.
The unique and innovative Bump and Flock application was acquired by Google three months ago and its Bump application that allows users share data between their mobile devices by dimly bumping them gently together.
In a blog post published to the Bump Blog, David Lieb CEO and cofounder of Bump explained:
Back in September, we announced that the Bump team was joining Google to continue our work of helping people share and interact with one another using mobile devices.
We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we’ve decided to discontinue Bump and Flock. On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will be deleted.
We’ve taken much care to make sure that you can retain any data you have in Bump and Flock. At any point in the next 30 days, simply open either app and and follow the instructions for exporting your data. You’ll then receive an email with a link containing all of your data (photos, videos, contacts, etc) from Bump or Flock.
Over the years, we’ve been inspired and humbled by the millions of people who have used Bump and Flock. Your feedback, enthusiasm, and support has brought much meaning to our work, and we want to thank you all for that. In many ways, Bump was a revolutionary product that inspired many subsequent advances and helped push the world forward. We hope our new creations at Google will do the same.
So if you have any data still within the Bump application don’t forget to remove it and back it up before the Bump and Flock service and app closes down for good on January 31st, 2014.
Source: Android Police