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  • Bump Now Lets Users "Share" Songs


    The latest version of Bump, the app that allows you to exchange contact information and photo libraries with other iPhone users, now lets you "share" music. Bump 2.2 supports song metadata transfers, to be precise, rather than the transmission of sound files. Your Bump contacts will get previews via links to iTunes (if available) for the songs you share, and can also browse YouTube hits for the tracks.

    In addition to sharing contacts and calendar events, the previous version of Bump allowed users to make friend requests on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn by bumping their phones together. The app doesn't actually transmit information directly from phone to phone, but rather relies on the GPS chip of each device and timestamps to allow Bump's servers to determine who bumped who. They also provide an API to developers who want to incorporate direct-connect services: PayPal's app uses Bump's technology to facilitate money transfers from one iPhone user's account to another.

    Bump co-founder and CEO David Lieb claims that "more than a million photos [are] shared every weekend" using their app, and expresses high hopes that users will be as eager to share song previews as well. "We think Bump is the simplest and easiest way to tell your friends about songs and artists you love, he says. Bump 2.2 is free on the App Store.

    Source: Mobiputing
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bump Now Lets Users "Share" Songs started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Pretty nice, ping should have something like this in the iTunes app.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Bumping also shares Syphilis, only bump your friends with protection.
    1. spyder2005's Avatar
      spyder2005 -
      Doesnt really let you "Share" songs. You can only listen to an excerpt and then it offers you the chance to download it over iTunes - how convenient lol ... for Apple that is.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      gotta love the misleading headline...

      got me to read up to the point where it explains metadata only...
    1. azpilot97's Avatar
      azpilot97 -
      I love to bump ! €;-}-
    1. Khoffice's Avatar
      Khoffice -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Bumping also shares Syphilis, only bump your friends with protection.
      I nominate this quote for the best of Modmyi.com!!

      But seriously, I think that should be a feature of mmi.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Ugh not as cool as an actual transfer of the song. I'm sure there's too many copyright infringements and stuff to go through. Hmmm.... I could see a tweak allowing this though.
    1. rampagebegins's Avatar
      rampagebegins -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Bumping also shares Syphilis, only bump your friends with protection.
      You made my night. Thank you sir
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Bumping also shares HERPES, only bump your friends with protection.
      Fix it For you mate.
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Bump this misleading article.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      wouldnt be a bad thing if you were considering the song, you would know what version of the song to buy when you were ready
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Daniel Ash View Post
      "more than a million photos [are] shared every weekend"
      Thats a hole lot of bumping going on with images.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
      gotta love the misleading headline...

      got me to read up to the point where it explains metadata only...

      Haha same for me.

      Seems a complete waste of time IMO, how's it massively quicker than simply going to iTunes store and searching for a title?
    1. kyote's Avatar
      kyote -
      correct me if I am wrong,..but..didn't an earlier version Bump allow you to share apps?? I coulda swore I had one that did..
    1. Barachus's Avatar
      Barachus -
      lol what a useless feature, if you are close enough to bump, you might as well just tell your friend the song title or just play it to them on your own phone
    1. Volerikan's Avatar
      Volerikan -
      Quote Originally Posted by kyote View Post
      correct me if I am wrong,..but..didn't an earlier version Bump allow you to share apps?? I coulda swore I had one that did..
      Don't think so. How would they even incorporate that?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      And the app that shall not be named allows you to "share" apps
    1. AAAARRRRRRGGGGG's Avatar
      AAAARRRRRRGGGGG -
      oh man, die for your government by antiflag! i haven't heard that song in like ten years!
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by kyote View Post
      correct me if I am wrong,..but..didn't an earlier version Bump allow you to share apps?? I coulda swore I had one that did..
      are you sure you didnt get any of that Syphilis when you were bumping? cuz if Apple allowed an app that does that..... pigs might as well just fly!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Thats a hole lot of bumping going on with images.
      Usually I bump then share the images (with every one in her contact list)