The Bump API: Why are you waiting for NFC?
Compatible: works cross-platform with hundreds of millions of already deployed devices
Fast: 95% of matches are displayed to the user in less than one second from time of bump.
Secure: TLS encryption end-to-end
Persistent: Connections established through Bump can persist as long as you'd like, including across sessions, with no need to hold phones together.
Intuitive: Connections are established with a gesture known and loved by 85+ million Bump users
Start Bumping with about 10 lines of code (for free!).
That's right, you can add Bump to your app (iPhone or Android) with just about 10 lines of code.
Just get an API key, download the Bump SDK, add a few include statements, make a few calls, and you are all set. You focus on building great apps; we'll focus on bringing quick and simple interactions to them.
Add Bump to your App!
We've been overwhelmed by the number of developers who have asked for a way that they could use Bump in their own apps. So, we've done exactly that: opened up the core Bump matching technology in the form of an SDK and API for use in other apps.
Mobile phones allow us to interact with others in many very powerful ways these days, but when it comes to interacting with someone *standing right next to you*, there is a big gap. We hope that opening up the Bump API will help make mobile devices more useful by making it easier to connect to and share with those around you.
What can I do with the Bump API?
Just about anything. The Bump API uses the Bump matching technology to identify another mobile phone and then creates a messaging channel between the two handsets. Your users will be able to establish connections, exchange data, authenticate interactions...all with the same speed and simplicity that millions of people enjoy with the Bump app. We think the Bump API can be used in a wide variety of applications, from starting multiplayer games or adding a new friend connection to exchanging content with friends. The Bump API does not just make existing interactions quicker, easier, and more intuitive, it can bring any interaction we do on the web back into the real world with real people. But perhaps the most interesting applications of Bump are those that haven't even been thought of yet...and that's where you come in.
To help get ideas flowing, we made a list of apps that we'd love to see people tackle using the Bump API.
Bump API Resources
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Some guidelines for the use of Bump trademarks.
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Why do people love our API?
"Just wanted to dole out some praise to the Bump dev team for making such an easy to use product. I've been racing to get my app into a beta-able state and thought for sure I wouldn't have enough time to integrate Bump. I couldn't have been more wrong! From download through integration into the app to working between simulator and iPod took a total of 90 minutes! Outstanding!"