BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Chomp, the leader in app search technology, and Verizon Wireless announced today that consumers now have the ability to search for apps across both V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront, and Android Market™, using the Chomp app – exclusively for customers who download the app from V CAST Apps.
With the growing number of both apps and app stores, Chomp has widened the scope of its discovery promise to consumers, offering customers for the first time the ability to search for an app across multiple storefronts to get its price, with the least expensive shown first, and availability within the different stores.
“Cross-store search is a huge milestone both for Chomp and the broad landscape of apps,” said Ben Keighran, chief executive officer and co-founder of Chomp. “Not only does this help minimize the app discovery problem, it also adds a valuable layer to the app search experience, providing app seekers with options that will expose the best apps for the lowest cost.”
With more than 200,000 apps available in Android Market, including 27,000 new apps added in April 2011 alone, Chomp provides the best tool for discovery at no cost to consumers. Chomp enables Verizon Wireless customers to find apps based on what the app does, as well as the title or name of the app. Combining Chomp’s powerful search algorithm with the ability to find and compare apps across multiples stores will enhance the discovery experience by providing more pricing information and options across the two storefronts in one, easy to use application.
Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST apps enabled devices can download Chomp from V CAST Apps. Chomp is available for free on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless. Download charges vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Chomp (http://chomp.com) is a technology company solely dedicated to solving the app discovery problem with innovative search technology, providing the best experience for users across all major platforms. The Chomp algorithm empowers discovery of apps based on topic and function in addition to title. As the first company to enable search based on what an app does. Chomp is shaping the app discovery landscape with a passion for delivering a compelling consumer experience.
Founded in 2009, Chomp is a privately held company with headquarters in San Francisco, California. Chomp is currently available as a free app download in iTunes, the Android Market, V CAST App Store, or on the web at www.chomp.com.