Beta and Branding

This is the start of week 3 of my One App in Four Weeks project. Last Friday, I sent out the first beta version, and just sent an update (with mostly bugfixes).

Martijn Reintjes suggested that I should change Checkins to Meetups, and I couldn’t agree more. I wasn’t happy with Checkins to start with, and this makes it a lot simpler. Thanks dude!

Because I wanted to be future-proof, I decided to change it everywhere in the code too. This took a while, refactoring all the code and setting up a Core Data migration. It turns out that XCode 4 is still a bit buggy when it comes to migrations, but after trying the same thing three times it worked (seriously).

This weekend I was thinking about the name and branding. I currently have two options:

Meetups

This name describes exactly what it does. Meetups. There is no other app with that name yet, although there is the Meetup.com platform, which might be confusing.

James

This is the name I like the most so far: calling it James. James helps you to record who you meet. James treats your information as confidential. James doesn’t get in the way. James is personal. I was thinking of using an image similar to this for the logo:

James.

As always, let me know what you think: send an email or mention/message me on Twitter.