Platform(s): Android, iOS
Noted for: Chomp
Chomp isn't your typical app. Its purpose is to help you find relevant apps through its specially-designed mobile search engine. Chomp launched its app for iPhone in January 2010 and its Android version in February 2011. Since then it's attracted the attention of venture capital firms and angel investors including BlueRun Ventures, Ron Conway and SV Angel, Aydin Senkut, David Lee, Brian Pokorny and Auren Hoffman. In September, Chomp announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless, in which Verizon will preload its Android smartphones with its new app store powered by Chomp.
What's next: Chomp is currently testing a beta version of Chomp Search Ads, a way for mobile developers to bid on words or phrases in Chomp search results related to their applications.