Apple Kills Off Chomp App Discovery Services for Android

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Following its late February acquisition of app search and discovery firm Chomp, Apple has now killed off Chomp's Android services.

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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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MonkeySee.... Avatar
114 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.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
114 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.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sweetbrat Avatar
114 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?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
114 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.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
114 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.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michaelgtrusa Avatar
114 months ago
This was a cold and bold move.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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