• http://twitter.com/IanLockwood Ian Lockwood

    Good write-up Andy, hadn’t fully appreciated this until now, thanks. Paid ads in search leading to purchases that you take a commission on, that’s my kind of business model…

  • hockeyplace

    I got pretty sure that Apple would go after Yahoo and launch a search engine, it makes a lot of sense for them to get in the arena with Google and Microsoft 

  • andyatkinskrueger

    Thanks for your comments guys!  With the Motorola purchase by Google coming, it seems Apple and Google are on convergent paths!

  • Tatyana Serbit

    Chomp really lacks the “similar games” feature. It would be awesome if you could get ideas of the similar apps, because keyword search is not that efficient in this field.

    I don’t like AppStore anyway. It is always sooooo slow. It has a few reviews on even TOP apps. And I ran into a problem when I’ve read a description about one paid app, bought it and realized that it’s not working as described. And I’ve found no way to charge back my money.

  • andyatkinskrueger

    Tatyana – looks like the Chomp team should be listening to your feedback :)

  • http://twitter.com/michaelbonfils Global Search Mrktng

    Timing actually couldnt be better if Apple releases something this year. I feel Google is diluting its organic SERPS with paid (ppc, product feeds, local etc) and with so much ad real estate taking over the screen, it spells deja vu all over for us who’ve been in this industry for a long time. Apple has an opportunity to bring back the core search audience without ads (Siri is already doing it)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UKUAHZLI4NKXUACPZOO5HBNEY G

    I really wish Apple would make a real search engine competitor to Google, with full search, images, books, scholar search, videos, etc.  Bing is nice but not getting traction due to lack of relevancy and accuracy.  Maybe I am just getting tired of Google . . .

  • http://www.askforeman.com/ Stephen Foreman

    I think you are right, but Google hasn’t really given users a reason yet to jump ship if a new search engine was available. We have had Google engraved into our brains for the last decade, the only way another search engine might thrive is if it offers users something that’s better than Google. And that’s going to take some doing.

    However, if anyone is going to compete for an advert free search engine envornment it’s Apple. The biggest thing they have on their side is the fact they can integrate it into the products we are already using, this is why Bing hasn’t done so well, because the platforms they have available for distribution just aren’t as popular.