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Apple eliminates Chomp’s compatibility with Android

Sections: iDevice Apps, iPad, iPhone, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, iPod touch

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ScreenshotSince Apple has acquired app discovery search engine Chomp, it is not surprising the company has now eliminated its ability to discover apps for the Android platform (due to competition with Apple’s own iOS, of course). Apple has brought Chomp’s CEO Ben Keighran and CTO Cathy Edwards over to the company’s iTunes team, and is now in complete control over the service.

Conducting searches on Chomp’s web site now brings up results which only link to Apple’s App Store, with “iPhone” and “iPad” remaining the only two search options; “Android” has been removed. However, a trick to still get results for Android apps has been found, and simply requires that you change the platform in the URL to “android.” For example:

http://chomp.com/q/search/yoursearchhere?platform=iphone

becomes

http://chomp.com/q/search/yoursearchhere?platform=android

Chomp is a great free tool to help you discover apps relevant to specific interests, and only requires that you visit its web site to use it. If you’d like to use Chomp directly on your iDevice, there’s also an app for that.

Via [9to5 Mac]

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