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Bump and Flock have announced that they will be discontinued at the end of January.
US Internet giant Google bought the Bump Technologies startup behind the apps in September for a deal reportedly worth between $30 million and $60 million.
Bump and Flock will be removed from both the App Store and Google Play from January 31 after which neither app will work and all user data will be deleted.
Over the coming weeks, users can export their data by opening either app and following instructions. They will then receive an email with a link containing their photos, videos, contacts and other data.
The Bump application lets smartphone users easily share data by gently knocking knuckles while holding devices.
Flock software taps into smartphone location-sensing technology to note when friends are in proximity of one another and lets them contribute to sets of photos reflecting shared experiences such as a concerts or sporting events.