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Author Topic: Need help with a name for my new NANY program  (Read 14395 times)
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« on: December 19, 2007, 07:24:55 AM »

As most people agree my skills at naming programs are, to put it most charitably.. uneven.

I promised recently that i wouldn't try to name programs any more without getting suggestions first.

So I have a new program which will be my submission to the NANY 2008 programmingchallenge.  I should actually have a beta version available for testing in the next couple of days for anyone who is interested.

The current *working* title for this program is "Points Into Presents".

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What it is:

It's a motivational program.. You can create (and share with others) lists of activities and assign them points.  Then when you perform an activity you indicate that and it gets logged, and you get the points associated with that.  There is also a "rewards" section where you can "buy" things with your earned points.

So a student might set up various activities like homework, reading a book, writing a paper, with various points.  Maybe a parent would set up the point system and promise certain rewards, etc.



So, what would be a good final title?

Another possible name i thought of: PointShop
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 07:29:23 AM »

I kind of like the name you have for it already...except I would tweak it just a tiny bit and call it
Points to Presents.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 07:39:39 AM »

First off, I'd love to test this, mouser! I think it sounds like a great idea, and certainly a great companion to app's InstantBoss

As for name suggestions, here's a few (mostly based on the motivation aspect):
Motivator / Motivatr
MotiPoints
Mousetivator  ohmy
Motiward
PresentPoint / PresentPoints (much like working title but a bit more catchy maybe?)
RewardME

And a follow-up to app's suggestion:
Points2Presents


OK, so I might not be better at coming up with names than mouser, but I sorta like MotiPoints and PresentPoints TBH embarassed
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 07:42:22 AM »

iPoints (Don't kill me tongue)


I like RewardME
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 08:05:33 AM »

Task 'n' Treat

Or give it a nice attractive skin and Cody theme, and call it Birdseed...and maybe donate a percentage of everything you get from it to a bird sanctuary.  cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 08:30:20 AM »

I kind of like the name you have for it already...except I would tweak it just a tiny bit and call it
Points to Presents.

how bout one less Points-to-Present or Point-to-Present
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 10:30:39 AM »

Sounds like "Payday Power" to me.
More points, more power, more presents.
A screw-up will put you deep in debt.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 11:59:16 AM »

ToDoPoints
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 12:29:00 PM »

Pointed Tasks
Task Pointer
PointTasktic

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 12:30:10 PM »

Call it:

Productivity High Score

Have online leader boards and all that jazz. Make it a competition to be productive.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 03:56:25 PM »

Gr33d
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 04:03:44 PM »

Have online leader boards and all that jazz. Make it a competition to be productive.

I was really conflicted about whether to make this an online application with such features, vs a desktop application.

I went the desktop app route, and i think i won't be adding online features to it.

If it proves to be something people are interested in it might be nice to make an online version (anyone want to try? it would be nice to share the same xml format files for describing activities, etc.)
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 04:40:30 PM »

Sounds like "Payday Power" to me.
More points, more power, more presents.

I like Payday Power
or how about Pointy Power tongue
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007, 04:54:59 PM »

nothing is thrilling me so far.. keep 'em coming.

What about "Point Master Pro 2008 - Ultra Edition"
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007, 07:44:37 PM »

how about "Point Motivator"?
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2007, 08:49:28 PM »

My late brother and his brother-in-law were in the sign business many years ago.
He had a critiqueing system for signs proposed by customers. The system may be useful in your situation?
For example, the local fishmonger wanted a big banner type sign that he could hang in front of the store when he got a big load of fish in for sale.

He informed my brother that he wanted the sign to read:

[size=12pt][/size]FRESH FISH SOLD HERE TODAY

Bro suggested maybe they could shorten the sign some and still get the point across.
They discussed the word FRESH and decided that once you got a whiff of the fish it became obvious it wasn't fresh.

Fresh was chopped off and they looked at the word FISH. It was decided that with the rack full of ice and fish in front of the store that the word FISH was expendable.

They soon agreed that everyone in town knew it was a fish store so they dropped SOLD.

Left with HERE TODAY they readily agreed that HERE was redundant. After all, this IS the fish market!

With only TODAY left it seemed ridiculous to hang the sign. With all that stinky fish out front when else would it be for sale?

Being mutually agreed on the sign my brother bought a couple of Red Snappers and left.

Perhaps "POINTS" would suffice?

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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2007, 08:57:03 PM »

points2progress (it's a play on words...)?
pointbank?

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2007, 10:14:13 PM »

(Personal) PointScorer
Redeemometer
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2007, 10:26:19 PM »

going with the microsoft theme: points pincher 2008 professional edition
going with a shorter theme: points pincher | DC Points pincher | DC points pincher 2008
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2007, 10:30:38 PM »

some things i look for in a name:

1) if you tell someone the name, they should be able to do a web search based on what they hear and find it easily.
this means that many names like points2progress are troublesome because you might thing its "points 2 progress" or "points to progress" etc.  i think always prefer something that has an intuitive way to spell it.
2) if there are too many hits in search engine thats not great.. better to have something unique and easy to find.
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2007, 04:54:10 AM »

I just did a google search for "RewardME" it only got 4400 hits
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2007, 08:48:11 AM »

how about "Point Motivator"?
Simple and to the point (no pun intended).

I still kinda like my own MotiPoints though embarassed

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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2007, 09:53:50 AM »

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Mouser: if you tell someone the name, they should be able to do a web search based on what they hear and find it easily.

Oh, well, that's easy...

That Thing That Gets Me Stuff For Doing Things I Don't Want To Do
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2007, 09:56:29 AM »

Perfect acronym: TTTGMSFDTIDWTD
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2007, 10:19:41 AM »

Might work as soon as Google indexes this.
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