Tag: chomp

Jean-Louis Gassee bemoans lack of App Store curation

Former president of the Apple Products Division Jean-Louis Gassee has written an interesting blog post bemoaning the lack of App Store curation. The post will find a sympathetic ear from anyone who has tried searching for relevant apps on the App Store before. Despite Apple's effort to improve ...

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App search engine Chomp shuts down, but is Apple cracking down on app discovery apps?

This should come as no surprise to anyone following the saga of Chomp, the app search engine Apple acquired some time ago. It has now ceased operations as an independent app. Apple appears to have integrated Chomp's technology in the latest major overhaul of the App Store. While some have lau...

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Apple removes Android app searches from Chomp

Just over two months after Apple acquired the app discovery service Chomp, the company has removed features that allowed users to search for Android apps in addition to iOS apps. Chomp is a search tool that lets users to search for an app based on what it can do, instead of by the name alone. T...

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Daily Update for February 24, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires F...

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Apple to acquire Chomp app search platform

Having an App Store means never having to say "Sorry, there's no app for that" -- or at least not very often. With the massive success of the iOS App Store, however, there's also a discoverability problem: how do you find the apps you need? Searching by name or keyword doesn't always help, and som...

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