Apple Removes Chomp Website and App, Shuts Down Existing App Installs

Following the introduction of the new Chomp-styled App Store layout in iOS 6, built upon Apple's acquisition of the app search and discovery platform earlier this year, Apple over the weekend shut down the standalone Chomp service.

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iOS 6 App Store (left) and Chomp app for iOS (right)

Chomp had previously been available as both website and app tools for iOS and Android, but Apple killed off the Android functionality in late April following its acquisition of Chomp. The Chomp website and iOS app remained functional until this weekend, however, when Apple removed the Chomp app from the App Store and redirected the Chomp website to apple.com.

As noted in our forums, existing users of the iOS app have also been shut out, as Apple has discontinued the service effective yesterday.

Chomp has been discontinued as of September 30. Thanks for being a loyal user.

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Apple's new Chomp-inspired App Store layout for iOS has drawn a fair amount of criticism, with some users complaining that search and discovery is much more difficult with the new interface showing just a single search result at a time.

Top Rated Comments

IMPOSSIBLEMAN Avatar
120 months ago
dislike it

dislike it

dislike it

The old vertical shape was much easier to search for apps
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lwapps Avatar
120 months ago
I'm definitely not a fan. It slows users down when looking for application as they cant view the entire list on screen. This means they might not find an application which is more relevant to them lower down the list!

Also bad for app developers like me, as it makes it much harder to get noticed.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
120 months ago
i hate this clusterfug. if i want to search something i obvs need to find it easily and dont need a suggestion one by one
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tinmania Avatar
120 months ago
So this is the app that Apple used as a model to destroy the app store? Ugh.



Michael
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatarshark Avatar
120 months ago
Honestly, next update/major patch they should just fix the maps app and the app store and nothing else.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChazUK Avatar
120 months ago
Horrid interface is horrid. :(
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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