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Kangal

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Don't you hate when there is several threads for a topic?
Purpose of this thread is to bring together all posted ideas for AppStore Names.
Another thread, to stop other threads popping out? Doesn't that defeat its purpose? Don't be silly Billy.
Some might call it dumb, but don't forget what Open means. It means for everyone. If you hate it, ignore it. If you like it, post it. Simple.

Its not just a thread, its got everything categorized, a criteria sheet and a voting poll.

What is the objective of the AppStore name, that's the real question.

KodeIn said:
Weighing all that up, what should be the objective of our appstore's name? Should it be a spin on / alternative to another known brand? A no-frills practical description? Something creative that doesn't baffle newcomers (like Steam) or something creative that does baffle newcomers (like Cydia)? Should it invoke thoughts of retail, or community? Should we just steal the name from Apple? And does it need to be generic enough to cover Wiz, Dingoo etc in the future?

Look at that, a bunch of questions and no bloody answers. Hope this helps.
Here's the criteria (we need one) i compiled (but Gruso came up with):

  • Generic enough for Wiz etc - Yes
  • Baffle newcomers or Not - Not: simple enough for most new-users to understand
  • No-frills or something with creativity - Creativity
  • What types of thoughts should it invoke - More Community, less Retail
  • Unique or Spin off a known brand - Unique

That is my criteria. Its arranged in importance (first is most important, last is least).

I think you should score AppStore name according to the criteria.
For a section of the criteria, A score of 1=doesn't satisfy section
For a section of the criteria, A score of 2=satisfies the section
For a section of the criteria, A score of 3=max. points for that section

Something scores 3 in all five sections is perfect.
However, remmember this is a subjective decision, so scores will vary according to your idea. What you find Creative, I may find No-frills.

Well without further a-do, here's the list.

Names To do with Box

The Box
AppBox
Pandora's Box - Hope is in there
OpenBox
PlayBox
Big Box
Box




Names To do with Pandora

Pandora's Box - Hope is in there
Pandora - Pandora's Awesome Neat Downloader Of Real Apps
Pazar - Pandora Application (Zoo/Zeal) And Repository [it is also market in Turkish, a tribute to Fatih's efforts]
PanLand
Pandemia
Papp-o-rama
PND - Pandora Native Downloads
Panzaar - Pandora's Bazaar (reference to tanks which were mighty and feared)
PNDzaar
PNDHQ
Pandorium
Ye Olde Pandora Shoppe
Pandoware
PAS - Pandora Application Store
PASS - Pandora's Assembly Software Station
Pandora World
PandApp
Appandora - APP's AND/OR App's
Pandora Mall
PandorApps




Names To do with App

Appstore
Applace - A place for all applications
AppBox
App Space
AppHole
Papp-o-rama
OpenApps
PAS - Pandora Application Store
Appandora - APP's AND/OR App's
PandApp
PandorApps




Names To do with Centre/Area

HHH - Handheld Heaven
App Space
The Centre
Download Centre
Marketplace
Pandora Mall
OpenMarket
Open Base
OpenArea
OpenLive - Reference to MS/Xbox but with a Linux twist
Free Parking - Tribute to Monopoly
Basement
Garage
The Warehouse
The Emporium
Pandorium
PanLand
PNDHQ
The Source
The Network
The Library
The Agora - The assembly
Pandora World
The Crib
P. Diddy - Pandora's Crib
PackStore - Package Store
Ye Olde Pandora Shoppe
Free Store



Creative/Other Names

HHH - Handheld Heaven
The Imaginarium
Pandora's Box - Hope is in there
Aperio
The Agora - The assembly
OPEN - Organised Programs and Everything Network
Bamboo - Food for your Pandy
The Source
ARSE - App Repository and Social Enterprise
PwnShop - Don't get ripped off, get Pwned!
Earth - We're down to Earth
FABU - For all, by us -> this is more like a slogan than a name
BUFY - By us, for you -> this is more like a slogan than a name

The section you've been waiting for:
My favourites (best to least favoured) with scores
(Scores based on a 3-point system according to my criteria)

3+2+3+2+3 =13 --> The Box - Thinking differently
3+3+3+2+2 =13 --> Applace - A place for all applications
3+2+2+2+3 =12 --> OpenBox -
2+2+3+2+3 =12 --> Pandora's Box - Hope is in there/Do Not Open!
3+3+1+3+2 =12 --> Download Centre
3+3+1+2+2 =11 --> OpenMarket
2+1+3+2+3 =11 --> Agora - The assembly
1+1+3+3+3 =11 --> Pandorium
3+2+1+3+1 =10 --> The Centre
3+3+2+1+1 =10 --> Appstore

3+2+1+3+2 =11 --> Open Base
1+3+2+2+3 =11 --> Pandora Mall
3+1+1+3+3 =11 --> OPEN - Organised Programs and Everything Network
2+1+2+2+3 =10 --> Appandora - APP's AND/OR App's
3+1+3+2+3 =12 --> ARSE - App Repository and Social Enterprise (lol)
3+1+3+3+2 =12 --> HHH - Handheld Heaven (can't get the wrestler out of my head)

If you want to add a new name, please firstly specify the cateory in which the name goes to. If its more than one, type for all.
Then give your AppStore name and then score it for each five section then give the total (be realistic, don't just auto-type 15!).
Too much effort? If I can compile this list from all pages of several threads, then I'm sure you can manage.

If I missed your name from before, I'm sorry. Don't get furious, just re-post it like I've instructed above.
 
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renwils

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I vote for the Apphole.

http://www.gp32x.de/board/index.php?/topic/51940-the-appstore-exists-better-now/page__view__findpost__p__812682
 
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You need to work on your quoting skills.

The criteria you have *cough* come up with is really just a rephrasing of a bunch of questions I put to the thread. My intention was not to dictate criteria, but to get people thinking about the objective of the name.

Just be prepared for all of this discussion and voting to amount to nothing when OP Ltd choose something totally different. Or stick with appstore.
 
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I'll be fine with whatever Open-Pandora ltd. names it. Go on Craig, you deserve to name it!
So long as you aren't sued and we can pronounce it, I think everyone will learn to love the name. Either that or they'll always hate it and spam the boards with useless requests to change it.

Either way, the rest of us will all be too busy using it to the fullest and enjoying our sweet, sweet Pandoras!
 

Kangal

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I know Craig started to populate it and named it Open
AppStore.

But Craig said "probably not the final name", so its still subject to change.

That's why this threads still alive.
Hopefully he might name it one of the favoured one's from this thread!
 

Kangal

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Gruso said:
You need to work on your quoting skills.

The criteria you have *cough* come up with is really just a rephrasing of a bunch of questions I put to the thread. My intention was not to dictate criteria, but to get people thinking about the objective of the name.

Just be prepared for all of this discussion and voting to amount to nothing when OP Ltd choose something totally different. Or stick with appstore.
Gruso you're right.
I meant to say I compiled but I forgot to edit that, all the credit goes to you.
I know, OP has all the power but I think they do check the threads regularily to see what the community wants.
If they see alot of support for a particular name, they may feel like that should be the name as the Pandora project was fuelled by community requests.
 
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Kangal

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Vitel said:
OpenBox is a bad idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openbox
I think non-devs won't know what the original OpenBox is, so it won't matter.
I think devs will know about the original OpenBox, but will be smart enough to distinguish the two, so it won't matter.

I don't think it will be a "confusional" issue, as long as its not a "legal" issue.
 
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gruso

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Kangal said:
Gruso you're right.
I meant to say I compiled but I forgot to edit that, all the credit goes to you.
Well (you're going to hate me for this) I don't want credit for the criteria, because it misrepresents what I was saying. I wanted people to talk about what the name meant, not vote on it.
 
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fischju2000

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You forgot The Bike Shed as an option. I haven't heard 'Pandorium' before, not bad. But still voting for The Box
 

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Kangal said:
Vitel said:
OpenBox is a bad idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openbox
I think non-devs won't know what the original OpenBox is, so it won't matter.
Wrong. WM is not something dev-specific. It's just a UI-related program. There are many-many GNU/Linux users, who know that OpenBox is a WM.

Kangal said:
I think devs will know about the original OpenBox, but will be smart enough to distinguish the two, so it won't matter.
I don't think it will be a "confusional" issue, as long as its not a "legal" issue.
Wrong, there will definitely be a "confusional" issue.
 
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I quite like openbox, but it belongs to another project.

What about OpenAppBox?

OpenPandoraApps?

Ahh I'll leave it for your guys to come up with something cool.
 

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OPA.. OpenApps... Something with logo!
But! The 'O' will be an OpenPandora LOGO!?
 

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kingoddball said:
OPA.. OpenApps... Something with logo!
But! The 'O' will be an OpenPandora LOGO!?
A logo could be used in the page header, but it doesn't make sense visually to use such a logo in the name (as a background watermark perhaps yes), as it's an odd shape and may be tacky. I don't think we need logos everywhere, we just need a name :p

IMO, Open (pandora symbol) AppStore, OPAS or just OPA as the post before me. But if the pandora symbol is used as a graphic, don't use as part of the name.
 
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