Apple acquires Chomp in order to revamp its App Store

Apple has recently acquired the App Search engine Chomp for an undisclosed amount. TechCrunch reports that this acquisition will eventually help Apple in revamping its ever growing and populated iTunes App Store, that already has over 500,000 apps which have been downloaded about 25 Billion times. Chomp is an app discovery platform that finds iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for users. Chomp currently has a deal with Verizon and powers all of Verizon’s Android based searches.

9to5Mac’s sources have told them that Chomp CEO Ben Keighran and CTO Cathy Edwards have already started working at Apple as iTunes marketing team member and senior iTunes engineer respectively. Chomp has a free app available in the App Store too.


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