Apple has acquired mobile application company, Chomp. Their feature product is an app for searching the iOS App Store in clever ways. Chomp’s app uses a “proprietary algorithm” that learns the functions and topic of apps. This semantic-like technology helps users search for apps based on their true functionality, not just their names. The app offers app browsing by unique categories that don’t exist within the App Store’s own taxonomy.

This interesting news was brought to our attention by MacWorld in their article, “Apple acquires App Store search tool Chomp.” This particular app also has a social feature that offers the ability to follow your friends from Facebook and Twitter to see the apps that they review.

Melody K. Smith

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