April 26, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
So imagine you’re at a bar getting your drunk techie on, and someone tells you about this great app they discovered earlier today. You could fire up the Android Market and cross your fingers that search will actually return what you’re looking for, but there’s a good chance it won’t. The alternative is to have your friend tap your phone and down load the app that way.
Bump has just updated its Android app to include app sharing (actually, it’s more accurate to call it app linking). I can’t test it just yet because my G1 is out of commission, but looking at my Hero makes me think the premise is as simple as it sounds. When both Android users have Bump installed, one person launches the app tab and selects which program they wish to share. Doing a terrorist fist jab will bring up the app listing in the Android Market.
Android users can bump only one app at a time, but it should work for Android versions 1.5 and higher. However, keep in mind that it will only bring up apps available in your version of the Market. If your phone can’t access paid apps, a Bump for a paid app won’t work.