6 Tips to Help You Name Your Own Mobile App
If you have developed your very own mobile application, then give yourself a pat on the back. There are a lot of things going on in mobile app development so if it is already finished, then you’ve pretty much completed the hardest part of the process.
So, you’ve finally finished the application of your dreams, but the next logical step would be to give it a name. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Gmail- these apps have become household names. That is why it is imperative that you name your app in such a way that it is more memorable while also simple to speak at the same time.
In this article, I will give you some tips to help you name your own mobile app.
- Check for Any Similar Names
With so many mobile applications out there in the wild, your naming concept might not be too original at all.
Therefore, it is best that you do your research first to see if the name that you’ve come up with has been taken or not. If the name is not copyrighted, you can safely use it. Otherwise, you have to think of another name.
- Ease of Pronunciation
People would remember your application if it is easy to pronounce. Particularly, you want to name your application by just using 1-3 syllables. That way, people won’t have a hard time speaking it.
Also, the name of your application should be something about its core features. Facebook, for instance, used to be a social platform that allows you to find your friends and add them (to connect with them). Although the platform has grown ever since, at least, you now know how it all started.
- Use SEO
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is a collection of things that people do so that their websites will be “attractive” in the eyes of the different search engines.
What you do is you use SEO to your advantage by finding possible keywords that people use for when searching an app with a particular feature.
- Ask Your Closest Friends
Ask the people that you trust the most about your app’s moniker and request their feedback. If the name is too cringey or too cheesy, then you might have to change it.
- Add Your App’s Description
When you submit your mobile application to the different app stores, you will have the chance to add a description of the mobile application.
Although your app’s name is indeed important, its description is also equally important as well.
What you do is to describe your application in as fewer words as possible. Highlight all of its great features and tell the people why they should consider downloading your application and not the other similar ones. It would also be a bonus if you mention the mobile app developers who helped you created the app.
- Don’t Forget to Properly Categorize
If you browse the different app stores, you will find that every app is placed under a category. Choosing the correct category is also very important since putting it in the wrong one might not give you the best results.