While using Bump to share photos between iOS devices has always been nice, a new update of the app today adds a very handy feature – the ability to bump with a computer.
In version 3.3 of the app, transferring photos between your iOS device and computer is extremely simple. First, open the app and choose the photos you’d like to transfer over. Then, using a modern Web browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, you log on to a Bump website – http://bu.mp.
To actually transfer the photos, lightly bump the space bar with your device and the transfer begins. You can choose to save the transferred photos directly to your hard drive or get a short link to share wherever you’d like – including social networks like Twitter.
In my tests, the process was simple and just as advertised. I can see more than a few situations where this capability would come in handy.
In an interview with ABC News, Bump CEO and co-founder David Lieb said the new feature works by a combination of sensors on the phone and Bump’s cloud services. You must have location sharing enabled in your browser for the process to work.
Bump is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch but also works on the iPad. The app is available for free in the App Store.