Google closes Bump and Flock apps

Online giant Google is scheduled to shut down Flock – the photo-sharing app – as well as smartphone file-sharing app Bump, despite the fact that it acquired the latter app just a couple of months ago. The popular app Bump was acquired in a deal worth around $30 million.

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The company revealed that it had purchased the start-up team of Bump in September 2013 and the app works by sharing data between users’ phones when they are knocked together. In addition to that, the search engine has shut down its location-based app Flock. Both apps will be removed from the app store and Google Play by the end of January 2014.

The data gathered by the two apps will be automatically deleted from January 31, 2014. David Lieb , the CEO and co-founder of Bump in a blog post said, “Over the years, we’ve been inspired and humbled by the millions of people who have used Bump and Flock. Your feedback, enthusiasm, and support has brought much meaning to our work, and we want to thank you all for that.”

In the next 30 days, users of either Bump or Flock can retain any data they have in those apps. Users have to open the apps and follow the instructions in order to export the data.

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