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Naming Force

Crowdsourced Business Naming Community
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Published 05/01/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Naming Force helps users find a good name for their new business, website or product. The website harnesses the power of many to generate creative, effective names. The user can begin by submitting a naming assignment. The user must choose between a company name, website name and product name. Users can also provide a description of what they are looking for and mark the assignment as private or rush if necessary. The user also funds a contest award that will go to the professional who submits the name that is chosen. Users can also join the Naming Force community to become a name submitter.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Naming Force was created by 32nd Degree development company. The company first developed its initial product, Fido Finder in 2004. 32nd Degree was founded by its current CEO Wes Cutshall. Along with Naming Force, the company has also developed Kiddie Menu, Tagomatic, League Ace, Hold ‘Em Hand History and Breed Rank.

What are the differences to other apps?

Naming Force provides users with another way to get a good name for their company, website or product. Names are very important to make a lasting first impression. Through Naming Force, users can specific what they are looking for and purchase a package that includes hundreds of potential names produced by creative professionals.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Naming Force website uses a military theme in orange and black with hints of maroon. The orange header includes tinted images of smiling professionals while four grey navigational tabs help the user find each area on the site. The stylish logo features a rank symbol making up the “m.” Users can see current naming assignments, which include a snippet of the description, ward amount and how many names have been submitted so far. Clicking on an assignment will show the user the full description, applicable keywords, name type, time left and a list of submitted names. The user can also click a small blue Facebook button to post the item on their profile.

How does the registration process work?

To request names, the user can click the maroon and white “Get a Name” button in the orange header on the Naming Force homepage. The form asks the user to specify the type of name, provide a description, keywords and category. The user can also check the private assignment box which shows the assignment to registered namers only as well as a rush assignment option for names needed in fewer than five days. The bottom of the form asks the use for account details, including name, email address and a password. Users who would like to supply names can click the grey “Join the Force” tab in the upper, right hand corner of the website. The user is asked to provide a first and last name, username, email address and password. The user must also check the terms of use box before clicking the orange “Register as a Namer” button at the bottom of the form. After submitting the information, the user is immediately taken to their dashboard.

What does it cost to use the application?

Naming Force requires that users asking for names purchase a package. Each packages includes the contest award and a fee that goes to Naming Force. The Budget package includes around 100 names and costs around $150, with $100 going to the contest award. The Standard package costs around $300 and includes up to 150 names with $250 going to the award. The Premium package includes around 300 names and costs around $575 with $500 going to the winning name.

Who would you recommend the application to?

NamingForce.com could be interesting for those who need a good name for a website, business or product. It’s also ideal for users who are creative and want to make some extra cash suggesting possible names.

  • Submit a naming assignment
  • Join as a namer to provide possible names and get paid
  • Select from three naming packages
  • Browse current naming assignments
  • Add keywords and a description to naming assignments


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