Need opinion on name change 'iNap'

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by jolla, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. jolla macrumors member

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    I need your opinion on a small name change for our 'iNap' application (as featured on macrumors & gizmodo ;))

    Why: well I basically figured that people are browsing the store looking for interesting apps. But when they read 'iNap' god knows what they think it is (probably another program that provides sounds of birds and rain on a tin roof?) - What is your opinion on this?

    Now I noticed that I'm able to change the name trough itunesconnect (I hope this can be done without the links to the itunes page changing) - anyone got any experience with this?

    I thought of the following names, but since english is not my native language I need your opinion on what would be the best name to arouse interest and give a description on the program. The name should not be too long since 20+ characters are cut off in the mobile app store.

    iNap: Arrival Alert
    iNap: Destination Alert
    iNap: Awake on Arrival
    iNap: Wake on Destination (probably too long)
    iNap: GPS Alarm
    iNap: Travel Alarm
    iNap: Commuters Choice
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I like iNap: Wake on Arrival and iNap: Commuter's Choice myself.

    I could have used that app when I was working and commuting in NYC. Good luck. :)

    BTW, I think travel alarm sounds too much like a regular alarm.
     
  3. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    iNap: Awake on Arrival

    That is the only choice :D
     
  4. LewisBeechey macrumors member

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    I'd personally go with iNap: Awake on Arrival. :)
     
  5. Mac Me Up macrumors regular

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    iSlap? (as in it slaps you when you get there to wake you up)
    iM There

    hmmm it looks like names are not my forte ;)
     
  6. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    i like iNap: Arrival Alert. Nice use of alliteration. :D
    Hee hee i pay too much attention in English. :rolleyes:
     
  7. mlady macrumors member

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  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I like GPS Alarm myself -- clearest indicator of what it is.
     
  9. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    How about Commuter's Buddy?

    Frankly I hate iNap. Actually I hate any name that starts with the lower case i. Those names are for Apple. Anyone who uses those names outside of Apple has no creativity.

    One more thing: you seem to think that app names follow some kind of mathematical law that must explain clearly in twenty characters or less what the app does. What does Word explain? How about Excel? Those names don't explain anything. They are memorable though. That's what you want. What does iPod mean? Why name a computer after a kind of Apple? Who knows but it's memorable. Name your app Exploding Jelly Bean or Tiger's Eye or Hairy Navel or something else that comes to your mind. People will remember those names.

    Oh yeah, and having a colon in your app name, plus starts with a lower case i, that's the worst. It's like iNAP: the empire strikes back or iNAP : revenge of Khan.

    OK, I'll stop now.
     
  10. mccannmarc macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, although we chose to call our app iBinaryClock as some swine had already taken up the name Binary Clock with their crappy free version and choices of name are pretty damn limited when it comes to a binary clock lol.

    By the way jolla I wish you success with your new app, it's a pretty cool and unique idea
     
  11. Mac Me Up macrumors regular

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    I see you got featured on lifehacker? Nice work! I bet that makes a nice spike in sales...:D
     
  12. iNap macrumors newbie

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    Where is this iNap" app? i think I had that name first lol
     

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