Apple Kills Off Chomp App Discovery Services for Android

Friday April 27, 2012 8:55 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
Following its late February acquisition of app search and discovery firm Chomp, Apple has now killed off Chomp's Android services.


The move was reported late yesterday by a MacRumors reader who noticed that the Chomp app for Android had ceased functioning on his device, and GigaOM confirms that Chomp has also removed Android search functionality from the Chomp website.

Apple reportedly paid about $50 million for Chomp, which also had a deal with Verizon to power its Android app search tools. That agreement will presumably be ending as Chomp completes its integration into Apple and focuses all of its attention on iOS.

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Posted: 33 months ago

Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?


Probably use something else.
Rating: 30 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?


The only reason why those are there is because google actually makes money from it. Why do you think google payed so much to be the default search engine on ios.
Rating: 26 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)


So Apple buys Chomp, takes it away from Android and suddenly we're living in a world like 1984? That's a pretty big leap. Apple bought something they thought would be useful, then took it away from their direct competitor. I don't see what's surprising about this. You say that competition is important, but things like this are part of competition; one company tries to better itself to knock out the competitor. What else would you expect?
Rating: 21 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

The only reason why those are there is because google actually makes money from it. Why do you think google payed so much to be the default search engine on ios.


This.

What I think will happen is Apple will use the search technology to revamp the app store, in which case it only makes sense not to support Android.
Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

Like what, Bing?

Thats a microsoft service. Anything and everything microsoft related within the Apple community is ridiculed beyond belief and Bing is no exception. But that goes for anything non-apple. The only way to fully satisfy these obsessed apple evangelists is to have Apple take over literally every market and slap their logo on everything.

Its like theres no room for alternatives, EVERYTHING must be Apple.

Unfortunately even with their crazy fantasy it would be the most destructive idea ever, essentially killing competition and making innovation stagnant. Why would Apple or anyone else need to innovate if there arent any other players?

And most importantly... WHEN DID CHOICE BECOME A BAD THING?


you're taking things way too seriously. relax.
Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
This was a cold and bold move.
Rating: 18 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Not surprising, I think Apple has done this to products it's purchased before and Chomp will probably be removed from iOS in a month or two as well.

Then in iOS 6 it will be included with the App Store as a revolutionary, resolutionary, and magical feature that just works :p. Did I forget any buzz words?
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
But Google would never do that because Google is a greedy company.:D:D:D
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?


Like what, Bing?

Thats a microsoft service. Anything and everything microsoft related within the Apple community is ridiculed beyond belief and Bing is no exception. But that goes for anything non-apple. The only way to fully satisfy these obsessed apple evangelists is to have Apple take over literally every market and slap their logo on everything.

Its like theres no room for alternatives, EVERYTHING must be Apple.

Unfortunately even with their crazy fantasy it would be the most destructive idea ever, essentially killing competition and making innovation stagnant. Why would Apple or anyone else need to innovate if there arent any other players?

And most importantly... WHEN DID CHOICE BECOME A BAD THING?


Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)


ok, ok, we get it. You're an enlightened, rational, open-minded thinker who will be the lone survivor when the 1984 apocalypse arrives.

Goodness.
Rating: 10 Votes

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