Apple has ordered the shutdown of Chomp.com and retracted the iOS application as the company’s IP is now fully embedded in Apple’s own App Store.
After acquiring startup Chomp for $50 million / €38.7 million earlier this year, Apple took everything it needed from the company’s application discovery tech and threw it in the iTunes App Store.
With the standalone app search engine becoming irrelevant, Apple has now shut down the site and retracted the Chomp app forever. The image you see above depicts the recent iOS App Store redesign inspired by Chomp.
It’s probably worth noting that Chomp had acquired over 300,000 users in the first eight weeks after its launch as a dedicated iOS application. Many more jumped aboard soon thereafter. These customers are now reporting
that they have a non-functional app on their iPhones and iPads.