Apple has disabled the functionality of the Chomp app search engine for the Android platform after purchasing Chomp earlier this year, reports “AppleInsider” (

“AppleInsider first began to receive word from readers on Thursday that Chomp was no longer working on Android phones,” the article adds. “And as of Friday, the site no longer allows users to search for Android applications, only offering the iPhone and iPad as options.”

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. You can try searching for “puzzle games,” “kids games,” “expense trackers,” “tip calculators” or “chat” to start finding the type of apps you’re looking for.

Chomp for iPhone was launched January 2010. It’s a free download in the Apple App Store. Chomp for Android was launched in February 2011 and WAS a free download on the Android Market.