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Bump Technologies, developer of popular information sharing app, Bump, has just released Bump Pay, a PayPal-based solution to checks, cash, and IOU’s between friends.
As simple as sharing information like contacts and photos with Bump, Bump Pay allows users to make and receive payments via PayPal by “bumping” their iPhones together. No setup for Bump Pay is necessary. An existing PayPal account is all it takes to sign into Bump Pay. There isn’t even a transaction fee for using Bump Pay. If the PayPal account is linked to a checking account, the transaction is free.
Bump Pay was actually a tool the developers of Bump made for personal use to settle things like going out to lunch when someone didn’t have cash. But everyone loved the app so much that they decided to release the app in the App Store.
Bump Pay is free to download and free to use. PayPal users have no excuse not to check it out.
United Lemur's first iPhone app, Puzzllotto will officially be available Wednesday. The details of the huge promotion tied to the release that Mike Lee of United Lemur can be announced now. The first person to finish the game could win up to $30,000 USD if they finish it in the first 30 days.
The app, Puzzllotto, available in the app store starting Wednesday at $4.99 is a puzzle game with the game play and the goal being unknown at the start. Discovery of that is all part of the exploration aspect of the game. Similar to Myst in that aspect, it’s all up to the player to figure out.
The huge announcement today has to do with the prize that goes to the player that finishes the game first. The winner gets a progressive prize pool that could reach as high as $30,000 US.
The contest prize starts out at $0 on the first day of the app's release (10/22). From there it goes up by $1,000 per day, each day at noon pacific time with a max of $30,000. The first person to beat it gets all of the money, a trophy, and the title of Puzzllotto Champion. If no one beats the game by the 31st day (11/19 at noon), then the contest will end and the money will be donated to United Lemur's charity of choice, Madagascar Fauna Group.
Date :: Prize amount
10/22 :: App available
10/23 :: $1,000 USD
10/24 :: $2,000 USD
10/25 :: $3,000 USD
10/26 :: $4,000 USD
10/27 :: $5,000 USD
10/31 :: $9,000 USD
11/01 :: $10,000 USD
11/20 :: $29,000 USD
11/21 :: $30,000 USD
11/22 :: Prize donated to Madagascar Fauna Group
This promotion marks the first large scale prize-based promotion we've seen for an iPhone app. While other companies have tried smaller cash prizes, this promotion has the possibility to be very large. Good luck everyone -- let us know how you are doing in the comments below or via Twitter.
We've included the full press release and some pictures of the app after the break.