Bump, the mobile app that’s famous for letting users share contacts and other information between two devices by just bumping them together, has just received a major update.
This update is quite an unusual one. As opposed to the typical app update, which usually adds new features to an app, the latest update for Bump actually removes some of the app’s features. Apparently, for Bump 3.0, less is more. “Most product launches tout a series of new features,” says Bump CEO David Lieb in a post published today on the company’s blog, “this one does not.” He then points out that the number of features they’ve removed is greater than the number that they’ve added.
The third version of Bump gets rid of calendar, music and app bumping. These are supposedly the types of content that don’t get much attention within the app, and are thus eliminated. What’s left for bumping are just contacts and photos, the two most frequently shared content types on which Lieb and the rest of the Bump team intend to focus from now on. As a matter of fact, the only added feature also deals with contacts. The new feature allows for the discovery of mutual friends between two sets of bumped contacts.
Apart from the significant reduction in features, Bump 3.0 also brings an interface overhaul. Gone is the crowded springboard of the old version, having been replaced by a clean and crisp three-frame arrangement for the separate sharing of user contact information, photos and contacts.