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Bump hits 50 million downloads

The hit contact-sharing application now has 10 million active users. Its developer also says users "bump" 15 million items a week.

This infographic, from Bump Technologies, details some of the ways its hit app, Bump, has been used. Bump Technologies

Bump, the iOS and Android application that allows people to quickly share contact information by bumping smartphones together, has been downloaded 50 million times, its developer said today.

But while the contact information sharing feature of Bump is the most well-known, its 10 million active users--who, its developer said, have made the app the seventh most popular free iOS app of all time--have access to a group of other features as well. And Bump Technologies today released a set of numbers about how the application has been used.

One thing that users can do with the app is share songs between phones. And according to the company, the top five songs users shared in September were, in order, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep;" LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem;" Lady Gaga's "Alejandro;" Ed Sheeran's "The A Team;" and Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song."

Another feature is game sharing, and Bump said that, in order, the five most shared games in September were Angry Birds Free; Doodle Jump; Cut the Rope; Fruit Ninja; and Talking Tom Cat.

The company also released a series of user metrics, including the fact that Bump users recommend 400,000 apps and songs per day; that 267 million photos have been shared with the app, an average of 17.12 photos per second; that the most active time for the app is between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and on weekends--suggesting that it's something people do mostly in their non-working hours; and that, all-told, users "bump" 15 million items per week.

These are some serious numbers and make it clear why Apple, at least, may be looking into building similar technology directly into its iOS devices, something a patent application uncovered in July reveals.