Bump hits 50 million downloads with 10 million active bumpers

Summary:Bump is now one of the top ten most popular free iOS apps of all time, and apparently the whole world is bumping according to a new survey.

Do you Bump? Well, at least 10 million mobile users are actively using the mobile app in the last month, sharing a lot more than just digital business cards.

Bump, a free app for iOS and Android that allows users to data just by literally bumping their smartphones together, has seen 50 million downloads already and counting -- part of which makes it the seventh most popular free iOS app of all time in the United States.

At first, it seemed like Bump was a fun and digital way of sharing business and general contact information without too much of a hassle. Now, it's evident that this app is being used to share much, much more on a more social level than anything else. Apparently even two marriages have been founded on Bump!

A full recap of the study about Bump usage (bumping?) can be seen in the graphic above, but here are some of the highlights from the survey:

  • Day one of availability in 2009: 222 downloads
  • Word-of-mouth is biggest referral source for Bump
  • 400,000 apps and music are recommended through Bump each day
  • Photos are being shared at a rate of 17.12 photos per second (267 million in total)
  • 15 million files are bumped each week
  • Current top five shared games : 1. Angry Birds Free; 2. Doodle Jump; 3. Cut the Rope; 4. Fruit Ninja; 5. Talking Tom Cat
  • Current top five shared songs: 1. Rolling in the Deep (Adele); 2. Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO); 3. Alejandro (Lady Gaga); 4. The A Team (Ed Sheeran); 5. The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)

Additionally, people were found to bump the most at night and on weekends between 8:00PM and 11:00PM. Make of that what you will.

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Topics: Apps, Android, BlackBerry, iOS, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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