Bump is a cool little app that shares information between two phones that have been knocked together. Using the phone’s sensors, Bump determines which phones have just touched, and shares the selected information and files between the two handsets.
It is available on both Android and iPhone right now, so potentially should have a good userbase. I was going to trial Bump as an alternative to business cards at September’s Mobile Monday in Brisbane. However, most of the people I spoke to either did not have it installed or had not set up their details. I didn’t even take any business cards with me.
When I did get a chance to try it out, it was rather cool. As well as letting you manage your contact information through the application, you can also attach additional information, images and applications to be transferred. The only drawback I have encountered with this app is the lack of users, even in places where you think they should be.
Seesmic on Andriod is one of my most used applications. It beat the official Twitter client easily simply by displaying your timeline first and it supports both Twitter and Google Buzz.
Light weight and easy to use, I leave it running in the background almost all the time. Twitter is easy to use, and my only problem is that lists are only accessible through your own profile. Normally I spend all my time in my lists.
I find I use Twitter on Seesmic more for conversations than just watching the stream. This might be more Optus’s fault than the applications though. Google Buzz on Seesmic is ok, but the user experience on My6sense is better.
But I do use Seesmic as my main Twitter client, so despite it’s faults, it must be doing something ok.