With over 500,000 apps, the App Store is very crowded and app discovery is difficult, this is why Apple has bought the app search and discovery platform Chomp.
Chomp had raised over $2.5 million over two rounds of funding.they’ve grown their to include not only iPhone apps, but Android apps as well. And even have a deal with Verizon to power all of their Android-based app searches.
Chomp, Inc. is the only company to enable app search based on what an app actually does. Chomp’s patent-pending algorithm is able to understand what an app does and what a user wants and then makes the best match. Chomp powers search for a range of companies, including Verizon. The company is funded by leading Silicon Valley investors.