Chomp Removes Android Compatibility Following Apple’s Acquisition

Earlier this year, we reported that Apple had acquired a three year old startup Chomp. Chomp is a search engine that helps people discover apps for their devices. Apple plans to use the company’s technology and expertise to improve the App Store’s search and app discover technology. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, according to Bloomberg, Apple “paid about $50 million” for Chomp.

Now, AppleInsider reports that Chomp is no longer working on Android phones. Also, Chomp’s site no longer allows users to search for Android applications, only offering the iPhone and iPad as options.’ Their site still looks the same and the company’s “About Us” page makes no mention of Apple or the buyout. This decision should come as no surprise after Apple’s acquisition.

Chomp also has an application available for iOS on the App Store, and is available as a free download.

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Parth Dhebar

Parth Dhebar is a 18 year-old entrepreneur. He is the founder of Simple Reviews, a blog focused on reviewing iPhone and iPad applications. Parth is a recognized name in the industry, known for covering Apple news. He is an editor at Techie-Buzz covering news on Apple. You can follow him on Twitter @pdparticle.