Mar 7, 2011 7:00 AM –
Chomp is the search engine that finds the apps you want. Chomp’s proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps. Other great features: Filter your search based on price and whether you’re looking for a game or not. Get app and topic suggestions as you type. If you get the app name wrong, we’ll suggest a better spelling. See searches related to your search.
Pros & Cons:
- Does a slightly better job at search contextually relevant search terms than Google’s Android Market search
- Predictive search for Android apps
- Still needs work in finding results by type
Chomp is an app for Android (and iPhone) that aims to tackle the issue even Google has not conquered in their own app market; app discovery based on contextually relevant search terms. Often the case is people tend to search for terms like “music apps”, “travel apps”, and “twitter apps”; which will bring back some weird app results. Chomp’s algorithm attempts to understand the function of the app to help in user search and Android app discovery.
The app has predictive filter as you type and search results show a neat card view with quick link to download from the Android Market, love it/hate it user rating, user reviews, screenshots, brief description and related search terms. additionally you can filter by Free and Paid apps or Games and Apps. Search Chomp’s app or website to discover apps for both Android and iPhone.
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Chomp for Android
Chomp Android App Search Results
Chomp Predictive Search Filter
The idea is great as finding good as in a ever-growing and crowded marketplace with low quality becomes challenging. In reviewing the app I found the search results not far significant than searching the Android Market. For now I think I’ll stick to my own tricks of finding sweet apps (other than cool developers telling us directly):
Ease of Use:
Chomp is easy to use with the intention of typing in a few terms even suggests results if you misspell. I notice if you stick to some of the more general or suggested terms you’ll be in good shape.
The user interface is slick and well organized.