Sunday, February 13, 2011

Help Needed in Branding New Project

Hi all,

We [me + some very smart folks] are working on a new idea, of a software platform which will be open source, and will allow people/groups to perform common tasks (discussed below).

Where you come in
We are looking for a name, and I would greatly appreciate suggestions from you. The idea is that the name will be of the software which can then be used by various sites (something like "powered by $name$ v2.1"). It is OK to suggest nouns/adjectives etc, even in non-english languages (e.g., Ubuntu), or mythological characters, as long as there is a connection between the name and the ideas we want to project. Without divulging too much, here are the key words/concepts that we want to portray:
  • Tracking, but not of a virtual/coding activity like bugs or issues, but or real world stuff (e.g, tracking the progress of how much a cake has baked so far)
  • Accountability, transparency
  • We are looking for something with a positive connotation (e.g., progress), as opposed to negative one (e.g., supervision, watchdog, etc.)
  • Involvement, participation
  • The name should not be about "what" is being tracked/monitored, but the act itself.

The Reward
Well, in addition to my heartfelt gratitude to all those who send in their suggestions, the person who provides the selected suggestion will get his/her name and website prominently displayed on the "credits" page of the project website. :)

Thanks a lot in advance.

P.S. Anyone in LA on March 5th (Saturday)? Come celebrate my 30th birthday with me on the beach, with Holi colors :). Details coming soon.


  1. Manthan can be good name based on churning of ideas by all the people involved..

  2. sending you an an email

  3. Anonymous8:48 AM

    per my roomie, something similar to "are we there yet" - pd

  4. Yayaver: Interesting idea, but lacks the "tracking" aspect.

    Anshul: Got them. Thanks a ton!

    Furobiker: Good idea!

    PD ['s roommate]: I also had thought of that. Hmmm.

    Thanks all for the suggestions :).

  5. I'll be in Miami! :(