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Apple Kills Off Chomp App Discovery Services for Android

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Following its late February acquisition of app search and discovery firm Chomp, Apple has now killed off Chomp's Android services.




The move was reported late yesterday by a MacRumors reader who noticed that the Chomp app for Android had ceased functioning on his device, and GigaOM confirms that Chomp has also removed Android search functionality from the Chomp website.

Apple reportedly paid about $50 million for Chomp, which also had a deal with Verizon to power its Android app search tools. That agreement will presumably be ending as Chomp completes its integration into Apple and focuses all of its attention on iOS.

Article Link: Apple Kills Off Chomp App Discovery Services for Android
 

Codyak

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How odd, I've seen a few companies that took over universal apps/programs continue to offer it, even if it's the the competition, such as Skype still working on Mac.
 
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bdavis89

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Next up for Apple to purchase and remove from android:
AngryBirds
Cut the rope
etc etc.

They probably barely missed out on Instagram. :rolleyes:
 
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wikus

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Planet earth.
Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?
 
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goobot

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Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?

The only reason why those are there is because google actually makes money from it. Why do you think google payed so much to be the default search engine on ios.
 
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chrono1081

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The only reason why those are there is because google actually makes money from it. Why do you think google payed so much to be the default search engine on ios.

This.

What I think will happen is Apple will use the search technology to revamp the app store, in which case it only makes sense not to support Android.
 
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wikus

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Probably use something else.

Like what, Bing?

Thats a microsoft service. Anything and everything microsoft related within the Apple community is ridiculed beyond belief and Bing is no exception. But that goes for anything non-apple. The only way to fully satisfy these obsessed apple evangelists is to have Apple take over literally every market and slap their logo on everything.

Its like theres no room for alternatives, EVERYTHING must be Apple.

Unfortunately even with their crazy fantasy it would be the most destructive idea ever, essentially killing competition and making innovation stagnant. Why would Apple or anyone else need to innovate if there arent any other players?

And most importantly... WHEN DID CHOICE BECOME A BAD THING?
 
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newyorksole

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Like what, Bing?

Thats a microsoft service. Anything and everything microsoft related within the Apple community is ridiculed beyond belief and Bing is no exception. But that goes for anything non-apple. The only way to fully satisfy these obsessed apple evangelists is to have Apple take over literally every market and slap their logo on everything.

Its like theres no room for alternatives, EVERYTHING must be Apple.

Unfortunately even with their crazy fantasy it would be the most destructive idea ever, essentially killing competition and making innovation stagnant. Why would Apple or anyone else need to innovate if there arent any other players?

And most importantly... WHEN DID CHOICE BECOME A BAD THING?

you're taking things way too seriously. relax.
 
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Hastings101

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Not surprising, I think Apple has done this to products it's purchased before and Chomp will probably be removed from iOS in a month or two as well.

Then in iOS 6 it will be included with the App Store as a revolutionary, resolutionary, and magical feature that just works :p. Did I forget any buzz words?
 
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wikus

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you're taking things way too seriously. relax.

Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)
 
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Can't Stop

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Some of the replies in this thread are very..... telling.

What would you guys do if Google pulled the plug from iPhone for services like... SEARCH? Or maps, email, etc?

You mean what would i do if i were Google and wanted to cut all that money flowing in? I don’t know i’d jump from a high hill… :confused:

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Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)

Ironic for some i see.
 
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sweetbrat

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Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)

So Apple buys Chomp, takes it away from Android and suddenly we're living in a world like 1984? That's a pretty big leap. Apple bought something they thought would be useful, then took it away from their direct competitor. I don't see what's surprising about this. You say that competition is important, but things like this are part of competition; one company tries to better itself to knock out the competitor. What else would you expect?
 
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Kid A

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this seems Front Page-worthy to me.
the article about ranking various adverts does not.
(just my opinion/feedback).
 
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cmwade77

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Ok, this should really come as no surprise.

We all know Apple doesn't like Android and they bought Chomp, so they have the right to stop supporting an OS that they don't like.

There are still other options out there to find Android apps, so I wouldn't worry too much.
 
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chrono1081

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Like what, Bing?

Thats a microsoft service. Anything and everything microsoft related within the Apple community is ridiculed beyond belief and Bing is no exception. But that goes for anything non-apple. The only way to fully satisfy these obsessed apple evangelists is to have Apple take over literally every market and slap their logo on everything.

Its like theres no room for alternatives, EVERYTHING must be Apple.

Unfortunately even with their crazy fantasy it would be the most destructive idea ever, essentially killing competition and making innovation stagnant. Why would Apple or anyone else need to innovate if there arent any other players?

And most importantly... WHEN DID CHOICE BECOME A BAD THING?

You talk about people on Apple forums ridiculing Microsoft yet you are on an Apple forum always ridiculing Apple. Pot calling the kettle black a bit?

And as others have state you are taking things way too serious. No one is eliminating "choice" from you, not to mention most of the users here probably never even heard of Chomp. Have you?

All that aside Bing is nice, I prefer its image searches to Googles and Googles content searches to Bings.
 
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notjustjay

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So Apple buys Chomp, takes it away from Android and suddenly we're living in a world like 1984? That's a pretty big leap. Apple bought something they thought would be useful, then took it away from their direct competitor. I don't see what's surprising about this. You say that competition is important, but things like this are part of competition; one company tries to better itself to knock out the competitor. What else would you expect?

What if IBM had simply bought out the fledgling Apple Computer company in 1980 and killed off the Apple line?
 
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chrono1081

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Irrational thinkers, ie; blind Apple fanbase is a serious problem.

Theres nothing wrong with buying and enjoying Apple products. But theres a lot wrong with the idea that Apple should buy out everyone and essentially turn the market into 1984 (ironic, isnt it...??)

You complain about choice in one post then get mad because people choose Apple in another?

These mythical "fanboys/iSheep/whatever" barely exist. I can honestly only thing of one and he admits it.

Just because someone likes/chooses Apple doesn't mean they're a blind Apple worshipper.

Seriously if this is how you feel about every post why are you here?
 
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