namewhale

Generates modern startup names based on multiple seed words

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#2 Product of the DayAugust 27, 2015

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Ron Levy@ronch · Entrepreneur and Product guy
Great idea and concept. Why an app and not a website? is it b/c of the ease of payment?
Mo BitarMaker@bitario
@ronch that's definitely one reason - easier to monetize. But websites also have so much overhead compared to apps, and it's not really a process I enjoy. Besides I'm an iOS developer by trade so it's what I do every day :)
mco@marcuscoh
@ronch i was about to ask the same question. it seems better suited as a website w/ a mobile side.
Tom Kelsey@tomwasd · Founder, Pedlar.co
Love the name - I guess I kind of should what with the product being all about generating names! I'll confess, I clearly didn't look at the available platform tags as I was expecting a website - that's where I'd usually go hunting for a name. I'd be curious to hear why you've opted for an app rather than a site? At a guess, are you hooking into a third party API that limits requests by IP? I'd see why you'd pick mobile over a website in that case! The app is a pleasure to use - looks distinctive and works smoothly. You do give me a load of names per search though and with 15 searches a day I'm not sure I'd be incentivised to upgrade to your unlimited plan. That might just be me though!
Mo BitarMaker@bitario
@tomwasd Ya, the pricing was very difficult to figure out. I'm still not sure I got it right. I wanted to give you enough that you understood how it worked and saw its value, but there's a very fine line between giving too much and giving too little, and I wanted to play it safe and not upset anyone. But we'll see how this does and make changes from there. I went back and forth several times between many different pricing models and this was the best I could come up with. The algorithm is homegrown and run client side so it wasn't a rate limit decision. As for why it's a mobile app and not a site, easy, I'm an iOS developer :)
Jordan Nemrow@nemrow · Software Engineer @ Teleborder
First off I think this is pretty sweet. But I agree with the crowd that it is better suited as a web app. People only feel the need to download an app when they are going to want it at their fingertips. This seems like more of an activity I would engage in once in a while (or possibly one off?). Also from a search prospective, this is something people will google, and not search on the app store.
Mo BitarMaker@bitario
@nemrow all good points. I'm going to start working on the web version this weekend. (If you wanna be updated when it's out, follow @namewhale on Twitter)
Roman@romanzadyrako · User Onboarding expert, Onboarding.pro
Good idea. It'd be cool to couple it with a domain and be able to buy it straight from namewhale.
Mo BitarMaker@bitario
@romanzadyrako you can :) just tap on a name you like then tap "check domain"
Erik Dungan@callmeed · Engineer @ Indeed
Very cool. Added to my Startup Naming/Domain collection. Interesting to see an app in this space (I think it's a good thing). http://www.producthunt.com/@call...
Mo BitarMaker@bitario
@callmeed awesome, thanks!