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  • Chomp Compatibility for Android Pulled By Apple


    In early 2012, rumors before an eventual confirmation surfaced that Apple had acquired discovery app Chomp to help bring about search improvements to the App Store.

    Not surprisingly, Apple now wants to keep the gem that is Chomp all to itself.

    Since February, when Apple bought Chomp for an estimated $50 million, little changed with the popular mobile and web app. Chomp still used a nifty little algorithm to sift, sort, and organize apps in order to recommend them to users based on what the mobile device owner was looking for.

    Business as usual, however, has officially ended. According to published reports Friday, Chomp no longer serves up suggestions for iOS and Android apps. Apple has effectively cut off Chomp's Android feature.

    Although this development will likely irk Android users, Apple is simply using its resources to best serve the iOS platform. And, without question, Chomp can be immensely valuable in removing some of the barriers to discovery that countless developers and app junkies have long complained about.

    Source: VentureBeat
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chomp Compatibility for Android Pulled By Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Slim J's Avatar
      Slim J -
      That makes me a little upset. I use iOS for development but I prefer Android over iOS. I hate Apple's app screening and apps get pulled for the most retarded reason.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I somewhat agree with Slim J. I hate apple's stupid standards for apps. It's so retarded. But iOS is so much better than Android.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Sounds a little anticompetitive to me. I think Apple is scared. What if Google stopped all traffic from searches to Apple specific stuff?

      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I somewhat agree with Slim J. I hate apple's stupid standards for apps. It's so retarded. But iOS is so much better than Android.
      Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I've used both. Had three iPhones before going to android. I have an iPad at work with the current OS on it. I don't consider iOS to be better in any way.
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      Apple's not scared. Just childish. Still, they have nothing to fear from Android.
    1. JonnyBoy123's Avatar
      JonnyBoy123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I somewhat agree with Slim J. I hate apple's stupid standards for apps. It's so retarded. But iOS is so much better than Android.
      iOS is only better when jailbroken. Stock iOS is safe but crap compared to stock android OS.
    1. CHAOS23's Avatar
      CHAOS23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Sounds a little anticompetitive to me. I think Apple is scared. What if Google stopped all traffic from searches to Apple specific stuff?.
      the difference here, is that google is the company creating android, and as they've said they would keep android mostly apart from google, and that's what they're doing.

      Apple BOUGHT a search algorhitm which it's planning to use in the app store. as is stated in the article: the app doesn't work for either iOS or android anymore.

      It's not about being scared(as both companies have no reason to fear)
      It's about improving their stuff.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      I'll admit it right now I'm an apple fan boy and totally love ios despite androids open sourceness and constant improvements being made to it. I love the way how ios offers something different to android smartphones which no matter what make and model nearly always look the same. There is no doubt which is better though just for its massive amount of apps available the AppStore surely wins it for apple alone?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Sounds a little anticompetitive to me. I think Apple is scared. What if Google stopped all traffic from searches to Apple specific stuff?



      Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I've used both. Had three iPhones before going to android. I have an iPad at work with the current OS on it. I don't consider iOS to be better in any way.

      If google did that, it wouldn't rlly affect anyone. The website is www.apple.com. Not hard to remember. Plus, it's the homepage on a bajillion apps. And, eBay and other sites have links to apple. Besides, google would lose tons of ad revenue by doing that. And, ppl wanting to search apple might use a different search engine.

      Quote Originally Posted by CHAOS23 View Post
      the difference here, is that google is the company creating android, and as they've said they would keep android mostly apart from google, and that's what they're doing.

      Apple BOUGHT a search algorhitm which it's planning to use in the app store. as is stated in the article: the app doesn't work for either iOS or android anymore.

      It's not about being scared(as both companies have no reason to fear)
      It's about improving their stuff.

      I believe the bit about it not working for iOS too was a typo. And, what's to say they'll use it in the app store? They could put it in Siri, which is practically a search engine by itself. Why doesn't apple make their own search engine is my suggestion. I guess google subsidies
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      My opinion is if you don't jailbreak an iPhone why own it. Its not giving you any revolutionary experience without the jailbreak. All iPhones do the same functions. Jailbreaks is what sets it apart. No offense, i've owned android phones(G1 was my first) and i thought it was great until i used an iPhone. Im not a fanboy, I just prefer the best..android is still choppy and unstable and that's a fact..come on now!!!!
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      What if Google stopped all traffic from searches to Apple specific stuff?
      Wouldn't faze me, I use Yahoo.