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Apple Owned Chomp Support Dropped For Android

Designed to be "the Google for app stores", helping users to find the right apps for their favourite platform, Chomp is no longer available for Android devices.

Apple bought Chomp earlier this year, with the intended purpose to make searches in its App Store more functional. In February, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple paid $50 million for the San Francisco company.

Chomp employs a company-owned algorithm that selects apps, according to their content and functions. Chomp users get a service that allows them to input queries, to track down the apps that are more suitable for them.

Chomp app for iOS has been around for two years and has a high user rating. The latest version is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - requiring iOS 4.0 or later.

Chomp for Android was released last year and now offers, to any interested users, an empty webpage. The company has failed to announce the change of strategy on its webpage. Chomp doesn't officially acknowledge any future plans, related to a possible contribution to iTunes.

Source: GigaOm

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.