Bump hits 50 million downloads with 10 million active bumpers

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.

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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, iOS, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility, BlackBerry, Smartphones

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  • RE: Bump hits 50 million downloads with 10 million active bumpers

    Until this article, I'd never even heard of it.
    jgm@...
    • RE: Bump hits 50 million downloads with 10 million active bumpers

      @jgm@...
      +1
      Ram U
    • RE: Bump hits 50 million downloads with 10 million active bumpers

      @jgm@... +1 and it's still not particularly clear what it does...
      Imrhien
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