Bump and Flock won’t be available from next month. Both apps which owned by Google will be removed from play store and Google play.
Bump which is used to share data by knuckles knocking with other devices. It also allows user to share data like contacts, photos, etc from Iphone to android devices.
Flock which is also a file sharing app which slightly differs form bump. It works with the help of GPS to find nearby friends and allow them to share photos with each other.
Google asked users to backup their data before end of January . Files stored locally will be available. There data stored in the server will be removed, so for backup users have to follow the instructions. Google will send a link to the user’s mail id from which they can download all the data.
David Lieb’s blogpost states:
Back in September, we announced that the Bump team was joining Google to continue our work of helping people share and interact with one another using mobile devices.
We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we’ve decided to discontinue Bump and Flock. On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will be deleted.
We’ve taken much care to make sure that you can retain any data you have in Bump and Flock. At any point in the next 30 days, simply open either app and and follow the instructions for exporting your data. You’ll then receive an email with a link containing all of your data (photos, videos, contacts, etc) from Bump or Flock.
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 many ways, Bump was a revolutionary product that inspired many subsequent advances and helped push the world forward. We hope our new creations at Google will do the same.
We’re sure there’s a replacement for the apps lurking somewhere in the ‘new projects’ and the future. We just hope Google doesn’t keep a whole lot of suspense and unveils the services soon.