BumpTop Launches Fresh, Intuitive 3D Computer Desktop



    New computer desktop combines look and feel of a real desk with computing
power of your PC
    

    
    TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ -- Today, BumpTop launches a fun, intuitive and
visual approach to the computer desktop. BumpTop combines the look and feel of
a real desk with the power of the PC: it lets users spatially organize and
share their files and photos with their social contacts, while adding advanced
search and sort capabilities to enhance productivity and deliver the ultimate
computer desktop.
    

    See how BumpTop works at http://www.organizeyourdesktopwithbumptop.com.

    
    Previously featured at TED, the annual invitation-only Technology,
Entertainment, Design conference, the BumpTop beta video has been viewed over
3.2 million times on YouTube, and has spawned an active and involved beta
community.
    

    
    "Research shows that just about everyone creates piles on their real
desks, and many people rely on piling and stacking to keep organized. In
contrast, the PC desktop forces users into inflexible folder hierarchies, and
has maintained the same rigid and flat look and feel for decades," said
BumpTop co-founder and CEO Anand Agarawala. "BumpTop takes advantage of how
human beings work and play using real interactions like tossing, piling and
bumping. It increases productivity, connects you to your social networks and
just makes life easier."
    

    Key features include:

    
    Intuitive Organization: BumpTop uses the power of the PC to let users
quickly and easily find the files they're looking for. Frequently used files
actually appear larger and heavier than lesser-used ones, becoming visually
more important. Users can search by keyword and quickly gather related files
into a pile, toss them directly onto a USB key or attach them to a new email,
all in one step.
    

    
    Productivity Enhancer: BumpTop is the ultimate digital assistant and can
instantly clean up users' cluttered desks with Auto Pile, intelligently
organizing their documents into tidy piles without losing instant access to
everything.
    

    
    The Social Desktop: BumpTop lets users stay connected with their social
networks. Users can toss photos to Twitter and Facebook in just two steps.
Users can also pin up photo frames on their BumpTop walls, cycling through the
latest photos from Flickr, Picasa or other photo RSS feeds.
    

    
    Personalized User Interface: BumpTop gives users a customizable desk and
walls to create whatever look they like, using the rich variety of
user-created themes or generating their own. The walls are perfect for pinning
up Sticky Notes, photos or important documents.
    

    
    "The personal computer desktop interface has remained largely unchanged
through the years. I am encouraged to see the BumpTop software add a
much-needed visual enhancement to the desktop and provide consumers with a
truly personalized PC experience," said Ben Bajarin, analyst at Creative
Strategies.
    

    
    BumpTop leverages the computer's graphics and processing power to deliver
a visually compelling desktop that is a launch pad for activity and connection
instead of a graveyard for lost and unused files and shortcuts.
    

    
    "BumpTop is bringing a new level of fun and interactivity to desktop
PCs," said Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development of NVIDIA.
"Harnessing the capabilities of a graphics processor, BumpTop creates a 3D
representation of your own desk, and this will dramatically change the way
people interact with their files, photos, videos and more."
    

    
    BumpTop is the perfect complement for the upcoming Windows 7 introduction
and the wave of multi-touch hardware. Microsoft provides the infrastructure
for touch support which BumpTop exploits with its rich graphical UI and
natural gesture interaction for day-to-day and social applications. BumpTop
was designed from the ground up with touch input in mind, while maintaining
ease of use and full functionality for mouse use.
    

    
    The Pro version of BumpTop is available immediately for download at
www.BumpTop.com for $29. A free version is also available for users who would
like to try out BumpTop and experience the fun, intuitive way to interact with
their files and photos.
    

    About Bump Technologies
    
    Bump Technologies Inc. is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based company that
has created and brought to market BumpTop, an innovative 3D user interface
enabling natural organization and sharing. The technology was demonstrated at
TED, the annual, invitation-only "Technology, Entertainment, Design"
conference where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to find
inspiration; based on its success there, the company received angel and
venture capital funding and incorporated in 2007. Bump Technologies also
provides OEMs and third-party developers with a multi-touch and 3D rendering
framework to enhance the interactivity and productivity of their applications.
To download BumpTop or for more information on BumpTop and Bump Technologies,
please visit www.BumpTop.com.
    

    

    
    Contact: Merredith Branscombe
    The Hoffman Agency
    303 327 5478
    mbranscombe@hoffman.com
    

    
    Patti Mikula
    416 857 4777
    patti@bumptop.com




    




For further information:

For further information: Merredith Branscombe of The Hoffman Agency,
+1-303-327-5478, mbranscombe@hoffman.com, for BumpTop; or Patti Mikula of
BumpTop, +1-416-857-4777, patti@bumptop.com Web Site: http://www.BumpTop.com

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