Have you ever needed a new app, but didn’t know which one to choose among the hundreds of options? Or maybe you’ve wanted to find a cool new app to try, but didn’t know where to start? Well, Chomp can help you with both of these issues and more.
Chomp is a very smart app recommendation engine for the iPhone and Android platforms. As stated on the website, “Chomp’s proprietary algorithms learns the functions and topics of app, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called.”
This means that you don’t have to know the name or category of an app to find it. You can find apps simply by searching with keywords like dash games, tip calculators, text editor, etc.
Best of all, Chomp shows results as you’re typing, so there is no extra waiting. Right away you’ll be able to see related apps at a glance and click on results right from the search bar.
Getting Started With Chomp
Chomp can be used on the web, on your iPhone or Android device. Whichever method you choose to use, getting started is as simple as typing in the type of app or the name of the app that you’re looking for.
If you’re really not sure what you’re looking for, you can also browse by platform, price (free or paid), or category. If that doesn’t help, you can also view the “trending searches” right on the homepage of the website. This gives you a good idea of what’s most popular and what other users are searching for.
Top App Lists
Another great way to search on the website is by viewing the top app lists for iPhone or Android platforms. This way you can see the best apps by category.
Once you pick a category you can see the list of top apps along with a short description, recent reviews, price, and rating for each. On the side you’ll also see related lists that you might also be interested in.
Once you find an app that you’d like to know more about, you can click-through to see the full description, images, all reviews and even leave your own review.
The image above is the standard view for any app that you click through to learn more about.
The mobile versions of Chomp are a little different because along with searching and browsing, you can also get recommendations based on the apps you already have.
How this works is that while you’re browsing apps, you can click on a heart (to like the app) or broken heart (to dislike the app). Chomp will then start to give you recommendations based on the apps you’ve liked.
So while Chomp on the web is best for searching and browsing, Chomp on your mobile device is best for getting recommendations based on what you like (kind of like the Genius feature in the Apple App Store).
Is Chomp the best in its league? Well personally I’ve tried at least 10 different app recommendation engines (for the iPhone) and Chomp is in my top 3 favorites list; so you be the judge.
Try Chomp today and see if it’s in your favorites list!