Google to shutter Flock, Bump apps and delete all data

“Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31,” AppleInsider reports.

“According to Bump’s blog, the developer is closing down both Bump and group photo album aggregator Flock to refocus efforts on as-yet-unannounced Google projects,” AppleInsider reports. “Both apps will be available on the iOS App Store and Google Play until Jan. 31, at which point the titles will be removed and all user data deleted. Existing users have 30 days to download stored data, which can be accomplished by requesting an export link in-app.”

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9 Comments

  1. The essential problem with Google and cloud computing.

    With Google, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.

    With cloud computing, things change at the whim of someone else and your future is not under your control.

  2. The original developers better cash those checks from the acquisition if they haven’t done so already – !

    But seriously, that’s gotta suck for them to see their start-up babies get the knife so quickly. I’m sure Goog will recycle the IP into their next thing, but it’s still gotta hurt.

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised to see both apps reappear in different incarnations as “Google”-branded apps; probably to a similar reception as when the originals were acquired by Google.

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