[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Rajeev Bhatta techie.rajeev at yahoo.in
Sat Sep 19 18:32:44 UTC 2015

Though Generic names are more relatable and better for users and program 
itself.  But the generic name must IMHO should result in self identifying 
product. Product branding is very important to define a success of a product. 

If we can choose the name Selfie and then it is important to have the users 
relate to it as a product too then it works, if we cannot target that then we 
should not name it such... 

Referring to other platforms, they pick generic names more often, however 
they market it enough to leave an impression among users and wannabe users 
and make them relate to it. 

Anyway, I think the votes are already in and my opinion may not matter. 

Thanks for your response.. 

Rajeev Bhatta

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 07:41:14 PM Eike Hein wrote:
> On 09/19/2015 07:32 PM, techie.rajeev at yahoo.in wrote:
> > I search apps on google all the time, some time in youtube to see a demo
> > of
> > it.. Searching for selfie will result in all the smartphones, all the
> > different selfie related stuff which is currently viral among the masses.
> Yeah. And at that point they add "linux" or "kde" to the
> search, if they didn't do it already because they realized
> that Selfie by itself is too generic.
> But honestly the most likely search pattern would be "kubuntu
> how to take screenshot" leading to "run Selfie".
> Does a non-generic name save typing in corner scenarios?
> Yeah. Is that an issue that seriously compromises the
> name? I don't think so. I mean, OS X' screenshot util is
> called "Grab" ...
> Cheers,
> Eike

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