It's done, it's simple! Bump team is joining Google!
At Bump it apparently has always been about building the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices. A mission quite BOLD! in nature, as it can often be said that technology at times seem to possess a "just because you can, you should" attitude these days. Close to our own mission, where we use technology to impact education and community, we can appreciate how important it is to Bump to stay true to their mission:
Our curiosity got the better of us and in reading a bit more about David Lieb, CEO and cofounder of Bump, we came across a great article in ReadWriteBuilders, where in an August interview with Lieb, they touched on the the fact that the biggest shift is yet to come in The Internet of Things.
"This is just the beginning of what I call 'the age of inference,' where every app is going to flip from an intent-based app where I open it and say 'I need to do these things now' and turn into an inference-based app where it tells me 'hey, you need to do this now' or 'here are some options of things you [might] want to do.' Lieb says.
Bump expresses that they are thrilled to join Google, a company that shares their belief that "the application of computing to difficult problems can fundamentally change the way that we interact with one another and the world." The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google could have acquired Bump for its easy-to-use file-sharing technology as a response to Apple's AirDrop, which is integrated into iOS 7.
So what are your thoughts? At the dawn of the Internet of Things with devices that are talking to each other and comparing notes, do you believe they could be doing it better?
* ReadWriteBuilders is a new series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.