Apple Acquires App Search Engine ‘Chomp’

Posted on February 24, 2012 by

According to TechCrunch, Apple has acquired Chomp, an app search and recommendation engine that has an iPhone app in the App Store.

My understanding is that such deals will remain intact for now but are likely to end once the Chomp team and product transitions over to Apple. The same is likely true for Chomp’s stand-alone products.

I haven’t been able to learn the exact terms of the deal, but I hear that all the investors should be very pleased with the outcome. This is not a cheap “acqui-hire”, Apple has bought the Chomp team and technology and plans to use both to completely revamp App Store search and recommendations, I hear.

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  1. John George says:

    It’s good to know that Apple have acquired Chomp.Because, Chomp is a search engine for mobile apps that lets you search for apps not just by name, but by app functions and features.