Before NFC and Android Beam (or as Samsung like to call it, S Beam), there was Bump - an application that users share images, contacts, and apps by touching their phones together. However, Bump was pretty limited in the types of files it could transfer. If you wanted to send a document, zip file, or something similar, you were just out of luck (or forced to use email).

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The Bump team heard your cries, and has been hard a work on a version of the app that supports file transfers. The feature - dubbed Bump Files - supports basically all file types, including videos, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Bump Files became part of the official Bump app today, and is live in the Play Store. If you've been looking for an easy way to share files between multiple devices, give it a shot.

Cameron Summerson
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  • ProductFRED

    So how does this work if it doesn't use NFC? Wifi-Direct (a la S-Beam)? Data connection?

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

      It uses data connection.

      • ProductFRED

        Thanks. I guess it's a tad outdated then for those of us who have NFC-capable/Wifi-Direct capable devices. I mean, unless you have a fast connection and [near] unlimited data.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          I don't understand why Bump I isn't updated to support NFC. Are they waiting for the NFC iPhone?

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          NFC is just a method (in this context) for getting two devices to start talking to each other and then hand off communication to another type of communication (wifi direct, wifi, internet, etc). That's all that Bump ever really was, the first step for connecting two devices. If you really need to see it in relation to NFC, it's basically the solution that existed before NFC. Of course, Bump is still usable on far more devices and across platforms where NFC obviously can't talk to non-NFC devices and there's relatively little it can do across devices in most cases (though, NFC can always transmit URLs, which covers most normal usage).

          Bump also has an SDK to create those connections in other apps, but I honestly haven't seen an app that integrated Bump since I got my first Android device. In it's time, it was a good, albeit extremely convoluted, system.

  • Bestandroidblog

    Hope it works well...........