Apple kills Chomp for Android

Apple kills Chomp for Android
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 impressive app. 

The service was built by a team in San Francisco, and it found a good home pretty early on in its life, both in the Android Market (as it was known then), but also as the service powering Verizon's Android app store. Chomp was one of the better recommendation engines out there, but also simply a really good quality search service (actually better than the Android Market search at the time), and so back in February, Apple acquired the company, and we can assume that the plans are to fold in the technology to the iTunes App Store. 

It seems that those additions to the iTunes App Store may be happening fairly soon, because the Chomp website now only searches apps for iOS, and the Chomp app has been pulled from the Google Play Store. It seems odd that the app still exists for iOS, since normally Apple would flat out kill the service and focus on adding the functionality to Apple's product, but maybe Tim Cook has more of a plan here that we don't see yet. 

source: Chomp via BGR 



1. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

See? Even Apple is giving up Android because of fragmentation. Poor green guy.

10. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

See? Even people like you are giving up on making any true statements. Poor little troll. You might want to educate yourself on the word "fragmentation" before you use it as if you know the meaning.

15. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

See? Fandroid.

21. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

How am I a "Fandroid"? Is it because I corrected your ignorant error and uncovered the flaw in your statement?

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well if a ship is sinking, why would you want to remain on it?

2. wendygarett unregistered

What is chomp? Never heard this before... And I never download it too...

32. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Chomp is an alternative sms and mms app to use instead of the stock sms app. To be honest much better alternatives are freely available in handset and go sms ex for example,these two are far sticker,faster and all way more customisation and animation for users. Comp was very iphone in design and contributed way less options for users and as such its probably apt that it finds itself stuck entire on its

37. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

you forgot handcent. i think that one was the best out of all of them

46. stealthd unregistered

Try reading the article for once. This has nothing to do with chompsms.

49. mrochester unregistered

I think you're getting confused here. Chomp is an app discovery service.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're just saying that because Chomp is now owned by Apple.

50. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

iPhone 4S + Chomp = iPhone 5 ? :D

58. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Chomp is/was a search engine for the Google Play store/Android market and Apple App store searching for apps was easier on it and came back with better results Apple is going to integrate the Chomp engine right into it's App Store to make a better user experience searching the App store that is all.

3. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

what is chomp ?

4. wendygarett unregistered

One thing I know is those isheep will definitely download it tommorow in front of the android user without knowing what is chomp :)

12. NaRFL

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

i'm sure taco50 would be the first.

5. MYTHiKAL unregistered

i have had 12 Android Phones so far.. and not once have heard of chomp.. not even from someone else.. Fail !!!


Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

a sms client like handcent or a free text msg app??

34. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Handcent and go sms ex are far superior to chomp sms in design functionality and customization options,chomps quite limited in these aspects and seeing as iphone customization options are also quite low its quite apt it becomes stuck on its only

7. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

OMG, no more Chomp for Android?! :( Now i'll have to switch to Apple... WTF is Chomp?

8. MYTHiKAL unregistered

hahahaha.. u almost got me.. LOL

11. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

lolll :D


Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

weeehhhhh! chompsms is not good as other sms application in android like go sms pro, animated sms, pansi sms and etc....goodbye chomp...

67. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Something that Apple couldn't keep their hands off of, wanting a bite out of it... May be the next Apple logo???

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So this is the plan of Apple to defeat android....... Purchase all the app developing companies of Android, and after that kill that app for android.......... Now I will have to purchase that overpriced next iproduct to run all the apps........ :(

31. Dustin

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

Yes and no. I believe Apple is doing this because they're in dire need of a fresh look on the App Store. Hopefully, although I'm not expecting it will, the App Store will have similar features to the Android Market. I'd really just be fine with the ability to tell how many people have downloaded the app. But then again this could just be a functionality update, rendering my hopes...hopeless.

13. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Another stupid play from Apple. What if Android does the same thing? No Google Maps, Gmail,Youtube,Google Play,Google + etc for iOS. Would those so called apple fans even live without them? Apple should think before they act.

16. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Think before you comment,if Google do that they will gradually lose their profit from ads.

25. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

In the short run, yes you are right, Google will lose revenue from ads. But in the long run, it will definately impact iPhone sales. Especially if Goole pulls out Youtube, as it is the second most visited site in the world, and also because Apple does not support flash player. Google has the strategic capacity to do this. However Google's company motto is "don't be evil", thus I doubt they will use this "dirty" tactic.

39. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Presumably, all those wanting to use Gmail, Youtube, Google+ etc will then have to go without or buy an Android phone! Means no profit loss from ads afterall!! Hahaha

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