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Chomp is the search engine that finds the apps you want
Interests: Providing the best way to search and discover apps through our sophisticated, proprietary technology.
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The app market saw a fantastic start in 2012! Our January app search analytics report shows the most significant trends, search queries, and downloads, and ‘Football’ was the number one search query for the month for January. Given the high level of football fever leading up to the Super Bowl,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Chomp
December was an extraordinary month for apps. We saw a significant increase in holiday app search traffic; there was a 30% increase in search volume on Christmas Day and a 20% increase between Christmas Day and New Years Day. “Christmas” was the search term of the month, with an additional... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Chomp
2011 has been an amazing year for Chomp! The app market has seen explosive growth, and as apps surpass a billion downloads every month, app search and discovery are more relevant than ever. This year we have covered a lot of ground with product launches, partnerships, new technical advisors and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Chomp
We hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Judging by our November search analytics, a lot of you were using your mobile phones to find the best holiday shopping bargains. Mobile device searches for the terms “shopping” and “discounts” significantly increased after Thanksgiving. Search traffic for the terms spiked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Chomp
Today we released our October search analytics, showing another successful month of app search here at Chomp. During October, users turned to Halloween mobile apps over the course of the month, with a sharp increase over Halloween weekend and traffic peaking on Oct. 31. The most popular apps according to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Chomp
At Chomp we are constantly improving the app search experience for our users to make it even easier to discover new apps. Today we are announcing some really exciting new Twitter features. When users download the Chomp app, we will automatically use their Twitter handle to sign in and create... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Chomp
Our consumer search analytics for the month of September show the most significant consumer search trends for Android and Apple iOS apps. This month interest in NFL apps “kicked off” with the start of the football season. At Chomp we saw a large increase in the number of NFL apps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Chomp
September has been a huge month at Chomp! The Chomp team has been working really hard to give you an even greater search experience. Verizon and Chomp announced that the Chomp search engine will ship with Android phones this fall. Now we’re making two more announcements. We are releasing our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Chomp
Today is a significant day in Chomp history. This morning, Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer Marni Walden delivered her keynote address at the Verizon Developer Community Conference in Las Vegas. She announced that beginning this fall, all Verizon Android phones will ship with Chomp’s app search engine. Chomp will be integrated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Chomp
Today we released our consumer search report for August. The month proved to be a challenging one for the eastern U.S. as residents struggled with Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Emily and the Virginia earthquake. At Chomp we could see that mobile phones were an important tool as people struggled to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Chomp
Over 1 billion apps are being downloaded each month and the number of available Android and iOS apps has surged to almost 1 million. As more and more apps become available, we realize that it becomes harder for you to find what you need. That’s why we created the Chomp... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Chomp
When we started Chomp two years ago, Ben and I made a vow to develop app search technology that was ground-breaking and powerful. At the same time, we realized that to make the best app search, we’d need to make all of the science behind the app invisible to you,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Chomp
Yesterday was the official opening of the Verizon Application Innovation Center here in San Francisco. The event was all about delivering the best possible user experience to Verizon customers and Chomp was selected by Verizon to represent a model partnership. There was a lot of buzz about everything happening at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Chomp
June was an incredible month for apps. An important milestone was achieved when daily time spent in mobile apps surpassed web consumption and the IDC predicted 183 Billion Mobile App Downloads by 2015. The month was particularly interesting from Chomp's perspective; digging into our query logs here are some of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Chomp
Here at Chomp, we are continuously fascinated by what we learn from our users day in and day out. Because apps have become such an important value-add to our lives, what we're searching for, when, and what we inevitably download holds key information to not only help us build a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Chomp
Recently, our fearless technology leader and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Cathy Edwards, sat down with the folks at NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) to deliver her take on the world of apps and where the industry is headed, some of the biggest challenges of startup life, and how she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Chomp
Each and every new Chomp update is powered by our fantastic users. We're building this app search engine for you and are therefore incredibly grateful for your thoughts, whether they come to us through feedback at chomp dot com or in app store reviews. Today's 1.3 release is chock-full of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Chomp
It's not every day that you get the NPR nod. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to accept an invitation to talk shop with Renee Montagne, host of Morning Edition. With that, our resident app expert and fearless leader, aka Ben Keighran headed down to the local Bay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Chomp
Each Friday, Team Chomp kicks off the day with some bagels and candid conversation around the week's happenings, both company and industry-wide. As you might imagine, on the heels of an eventful week like this one, several hot topics surfaced. Everything from WWDC take aways and their impact on industry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Chomp
Here at Chomp, we're constantly dialed-in to what our users want and working hard to better expose the best apps, all while keeping a pulse on how apps are enhancing our day-to-day lives. This is actually our main motivation for creating App Search Analytics each month. By offering a snapshot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Chomp
Early this morning, Apple approved app number 500,000. For that, we salute the hard working developers and the enthusiastic community of app seekers (you!). Because Chomp wouldn't be here without all of these glorious apps plus our amazing community of app seekers, we've put together an infographic highlighting an array... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Chomp
As if Fridays aren't exciting enough, we're thrilled to announce a major milestone today - cross store search, now available thought the Chomp app on V CAST Apps. Nearly 12 weeks ago, the Chomp app landed on Android, bringing the promise of improved app discovery to the fastest growing market... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Chomp
Fun fact: one of the many reasons our fearless Co-Founders, Ben and Cathy decided on the name Chomp for the app search engine you now know and love (wink!) is because of a clear vision they had - people 'chomping' on apps! And while we hope to someday turn the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Chomp
While most of us head to the app store when we need something, it's good to fire up a download inspired by what someone else may need. There are dozens of apps across the App Store and Android Market that support various causes and charities both on a local and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Chomp
Whether you've nailed down your Cinco de Mayo fiesta plans or not, there are apps that will enhance any sized or caliber celebration. With a simple search in the Chomp search box for "Cinco de Mayo", here are the top iPhone and Android apps to help you and your amigos... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Chomp