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'Chomp' Search Engine for Android Market finds Apps Better than Google's Own

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Mar 1, 2011.

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    An obvious case for the 'definition of irony' can be made from the new Android Market search app called 'Chomp'. According to some reviews on the web, it works better than Google's own search function for the app market.

    Of course, for anyone who has used the Android Market search, any improvement would be welcome, and 'Chomp' was designed specifically to address that issue. The co-founder of Chomp, Ben Keighran, had this to say,
    He also indicated that they have had a team of 20 computer scientists working on this patented technology.

    While his claims of using "AI" are a bit lofty, the result of their work speaks for itself. The interface of Chomp is intuitive and easy to use, and it actually works the way they claim. An article from TechCrunch had this to say,
    Furthermore, a review from AndroidPolice shared,
    It's surprising that Google, the 'de facto standard' in internet search could 'epic fail' on their own Android Market search function, and another company can surpass them in functionality. Of course, it isn't truly comparing 'apples to apples' since both search functions look for different info in different ways, but it is ironic that Google couldn't do a better job. It just goes to show that anyone can produce a quality search engine if they are designing it toward a specific niche, and that different algorithms work better for different situations.

    Check out the video above; then download it and tell us what you think in the forums.

    Source: Android.net via AndroidPolice and TechCrunch
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
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    Google will more than likely break the creators of this app and it's technology off a piece lettuce and own their creation in a couple months...
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    exactly my thoughts.