Apple rolls out updated App Store with Chomp-inspired design in iOS 6 beta

“Apple on Friday updated the App Store for iOS 6 beta with significant layout and search results upgrades seemingly inspired by “Chomp,” the app search engine acquired by Apple earlier this year,” AppleInsider reports.

“The new App Store made available to developers running the upcoming iOS 6 sports a redesigned look based on app cards or tiles rather than the list view seen in iOS 5,” AppleInsider reports. “Apple appears to be implementing some of the features acquired from its recent purchase of app search engine Chomp, which had a similar tile interface. ”

AppleInsider reports, “It should be noted that Apple appears to be actively tweaking the software, and any features described at the time of this writing may not necessarily be active when the product is introduced to the public later this fall.”

More info and screenshots in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

Related articles:
After Chomp acquisition, Apple creates new ‘Food & Drink’ category in App Store – July 3, 2012
Apple’s Chomp sheds Android compatibility – April 27, 2012
How Apple’s acquisition of Chomp could improve the App Store – February 25, 2012
Apple buys app search startup Chomp for $50 million – February 24, 2012


  1. I saw a screenshot of the iPhone App Store using these ’tiles’ earlier, and frankly, it looks like a terrible idea. When you search for something, you can only see one result at a time, and you have to swipe between them (you can see it here:

    That seems infinitely less user friendly to me, although the above article seems to suggest that they’ve reverted to list view on the iPhone for the time being, I hope it stays that way.

    1. it’s really, really terrible. I saw it too.

      The problem with the current layout is that it’s hard to wade thru the common results and find unique apps. Now it’s a million times worse

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