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Apple kills Chomp for Android

0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2012, 00:43 posted on

We knew it was just a matter of time after Apple acquired Chomp that the app would be removed from Android, and that day has finally come. The app discovery service had been on Android for a while, and was quite an...

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posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:02 3

33. Dustin (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


Lol that's kind of funny....I hope you've realized how much money Google makes by supplying iOS with Google services. But anyways, Apple pulls people with good style behind the curtain for something exciting **Siri**. I guess we already have a glimpse on iOS 6? That's my guess, though. ^-^

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:29 2

48. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


the same Siri that uses search results from Google? Yeah Apple has a lot going on behind the curtain. The great OZ! You just be careful Scarecrow!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:39

53. mrochester (unregistered)


Google's business model requires as many users as possible to be using Google services. If they restricted that to only a certain subset of devices, they'd be shooting themselves in the foot. In comparison, Apple's business model doesn't require as many people as possible using Apple services as they don't really generate much income from them. If you're using Apple services, chances are you've already purchased an Apple product, and that is what makes Apple money.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:06 14

14. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


F*** you apple.now your fans will retaliate by heading to android.
I wonder what apple royally will say.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:32 4

17. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


How is that so when its Apple's user that's benefiting? lol fail

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:41 11

18. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I guess after Siri, apple knows they need to ether buy out company's or steal from them.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 16:02 1

61. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I think Apple is better at stealing.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:48 4

19. preetmalhotra (Posts: 109; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


i have 9 friends' goup..7 of 'em carry androids, never heard Chomp..
WTF (is) was that..??

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:58 4

20. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Wow... if Google removed all of their services from the iphone app store... they'd get crapped on

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:41 1

54. mrochester (unregistered)


Google would take a massive profit hit by removing their services from Apple products. I doubt they're in a hurry to do that.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 05:14 2

22. mrochester (unregistered)


This is a bit of a no-brainer really.

The issue with modern app stores is that the bredth of apps is enormous which makes it really difficult for developers to be seen and really difficult for users to find good apps. Apple's Genius service goes some way to recommending other apps you may enjoy based on the ones you already have, but I don't know whether it's very sophisticated as far as how it decides what to recommend to you. Chomp may be a way for Apple to incorporate a better app discovery mechanism for it's behemoth sized app store.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 06:03 3

23. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


WTF is Chomp? I really never heard of it. I'm not kidding I'm deadly serious. I have several devices long time Android user not not a clue. LOL

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 06:11 5

24. GalaxyOptimus (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


chomp?

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 06:39 4

26. taco5OO (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


Chomp is the best application ever made on smartphones.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 08:47 5

29. reagannism (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


"Comment Wars V : The Taco Strikes Back"

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 06:58 8

27. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Iphone users tomorrow: HAHAHA CHECK IT OUT WE HAVE CHOMP AND YOU DON'T
Android users after tomorrow: Oh, so Google.Com and Youtube.com became available only to us? Sweet!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:20 5

36. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Please, only Apple will stoop to such a low level. Google won't resort to such a dirty move by removing Google services for iOS and force people into Android right?

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:27 1

47. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Yeah! That is why there is no YouTube app for WP7.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 14:54

60. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


there is, moron.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:14

65. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


You are truly ignorant. There is no official Youtube app for WP7. There is metrotube and apps like that but there is no Youtube unless they released one this week.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:45 2

55. mrochester (unregistered)


Google's business model means they can't remove their services from iOS without taking a major hit to their bottom line. I think your post is overly dramatic however. Why not simply use another app recommendation service that does work with Android? It's not like Chomp was the only one...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 08:34 7

28. APPLE-ROYALLY (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


We see this is exclusive to us. We say what we won't say
What we say. We thank Apple once yet again. We like that.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 08:54 2

30. reagannism (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I find this quiet childish and uncreative way performed by Apple to "beat" the amazingly growing Droids
Admit it, Apple fanboys, deep in your heart you're a bit ashamed.......

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:09 5

35. APPLE-ROYALLY (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


We like that.
We asked Siri,
We and Siri both like that.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:47 4

41. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


What?

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:52 2

38. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Apple is now cleaning used, thrown away garbages from the play store.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:13 1

40. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


WTF is Chomp? More so now it has been bought by a chump!!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:48 3

42. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


What is Apple trying to prove is what I wanna know?

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:53 2

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


All the dumb trolls having emotional responses. Google should pull their services? Sure and they'll lose billions in revenue. Sorry google isn't ran by 15 year old fandroids so that's not going to happen.

I don't know what chomp is either. Obviously it's not a popular app. I'm sure Apple has a reason behind buying it and pulling it.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 12:18 9

45. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sure, billions in the first few days until Google confirms Google Services are not coming back to iOS before everyone is forced to switch to Android and Google earns their billions again, + revenue from more Android devices sold in the long run. But only Apple would stoop to that level of dirty tricks. Google, and pretty much every other company gives you the option to choose what you like, only Apple limits both their customers as well as other consumers to only one choice for everything, theirs by making their products incompatible with others.

Which other company created a whole new audio format just so you are forced to stay on their s**tty music eco system? Apple.

Every other company is now using microUSB, which is the only so called "smartphone" not using it? iPhone.

Sorry, but being a 30 year old dumb iFan isn't doing you any justice as well.

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