Today Bump, the service that allows you to share information with someone just by bumping devices, has upgraded its mobile apps to support file-sharing to and from your computer.
Although the ability to bump your phone with your computer has been available since last May, it only supported photos. With today’s update, you will be able to share any file from your phone to computer, and vice versa.
This means that now you can bump PDFs, documents, photos, executables, and so on between phones and computers without needing to physically connect them to each other. The updates web client also lets you back up your phone contacts and bump a presentation from one computer to another.
We should note that files bumped to your phone are not stored on your device. Instead, files are hosted on Bump’s servers, but not publicly. You’ll receive a URL if you’d like to share the files. Otherwise you can also save them to services like Evernote or Dropbox.
Currently only five to 10 percent of Bump’s members are bumping with their PCs, but that traffic is increasing, growing by 50 percent over the past couple of months. With the ability to bump more than just photos, it’s likely that number will continue to grow.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.