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App of the Week: Chomp

One of the most important to an Android user, casual or hardcore, is apps. Apps are what continuously build the functionality of our phones. They are what entice us as users, to use our phones as more then, well, and phone. They are what have me doing an article every week about the best of them. Chomp has seen the importance of apps and what they mean to us so they have built a search engine. Specifically for apps.

Chomp is not hard to use at all. You are greeted at the main menu, with a search bar. Below the search bar is a nice little list of a bunch of top apps and their categories. Clicking on an app takes you to more info about the app, but much more than just that. You have a little menu that allows you to smoothly and quickly scroll through different apps depending on your search query or category chosen. This system really offers an in-depth way to discover new applications, because instead of scrolling through a long list of apps you get to swipe through a menu that shows you pictures, user ratings, and info about the app without even selecting it.

One of the ways that Chomp increases the way that you can search for apps is user reviews. The way that Chomp allows you to decide if you like an app is by choosing whether you love it or it is a “heart-breaker”. You can then write whatever you would like about the app below it and give a full review. Chomp takes the Hearts and Heartbreaks and averages them into percentages so you can view right away whether people like or dislike the app. Remember, all this information is shown without even selecting an app yet. You can then select the app and it takes you right to the market for download.

You can also have a profile on Chomp. You can have a bio, username, etc. You can also view all of the different apps that you have reviewed yourself. You can change your reviews and hearts at any time, which is a helpful feature if an app gets updated and has some awesome changes that make it a lot better.

One of the best things about Chomp is its great engines for searching for apps. It finds many apps that are popular and updates them quickly. You can filter between games and “not games” and paid and free. I have discovered two or three good apps with Chomp only using it for a week. This app is really helpful for finding the best apps to use, new or old. Chomp is smooth and performs well. I haven’t encountered any issues with the app lagging or forceclosing and it has been reliable since having it. Chomp is a great idea and is free in the Android market. All these reasons back up Chomp being this week’s App of the Week.

about the writer: Elijah Ketchum is a 16 year old sophomore in High School in Cincinnati OH. His Android experience started with the Motorola Droid. He enjoys everything about Android and convincing his iPhone fan boy classmates to switch. He recently convinced his father, a long term Blackberry user to switch to a Motorola Droid X. Like Elijah’s writing? Have questions? email [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ElijahIsMe