In February of this year, Apple purchased the app search engine Chomp, and used it to find better results in the overhauled version of the App Store and iTunes. Now that things look totally different when searching for apps in iOS 6, Apple has completely killed off the standalone Chomp app.
This is hardly a surprise. The current App Store results page looks identical to Chomp’s, and with iTunes 11 the same search algorithms will be added to the desktop version. Still, it’s always sad to see an app bought out by a larger company, and then killed off.