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Bumpin with Business Clients

Well, I got a chance to try out the Bump app at this chamber meeting.  Let’s just say that people were very interested when I asked if they wanted to bump when they asked me for my business card.  It was fun.

Things I liked:

  • Very easy
  • I don’t have to type in the information
  • Doesn’t take long to do
  • It automatically puts the information into my contacts
  • It’s a great conversation piece

Things that could use improvement:

  • Not a lot of people have the app yet so it takes a little longer to exchange information because they have to download the app; but that will fix itself as more people get familiar with it
  • The contact information doesn’t always transfer into the correct fields

Right now the pros out weigh the cons so why not give streamlining contact information exchange a try?

Have you heard of this app or used it?  What do you think of it?  Post your comments below.

How to Bump and… Exchange Contact Inforamtion?

I’m pretty impatient when it comes to certain things.  That’s just the way I am.  So, when some new business person wants to exchange contact information what do I do?  I say, “Just call me or send me an email.”  That way, I don’t have to type anything in and I don’t have to worry about getting it incorrect.  And did I mention I’m impatient? I hate the way that people talk when they’re giving out their information… “h as in ham, e as in Esther…” blah blah blah. 

Bump Logo

So what’s my favorite new app?  Bump from Bump Technologies, Inc.  You simply bump your phones together and (ta-da!) your contact information is exchanged.  It’s amazing! And the best part, it’s supposed to work cross-platform between Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod! It’s not just contact information either, you can exchange photos and apps too.

So here’s the disclaimer part, I haven’t ACTUALLY tried it yet.  I just got the app yesterday and I haven’t run into anyone new yet.  But, as soon as I do, I’ll let you know how exciting it is to Bump!