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From Laurent Hasson <>
Subject RE: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:46:58 GMT
Was looking at those too a few days ago... You need to consider ease of spelling for people
and easy searchability, so the umlat is cute, but hard to type for most people I expect :)

But otherwise, +1 on the idea. That's exactly the type of name we need.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Grobmeier [] 
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Simon MacDonald
<> wrote:
> However, I would be remiss not to push my own suggestion one more
> time. I'd go with Apache Bifröst (complete with umlat). The Bifröst is
> a bridge in Norse mythos that connects Midgard (Earth) with Asgard
> (realm of the gods). In our connotation it would connect the native
> layer (Earth) with the web layer (realm of the gods).

I am a huge fan of norther mythology and therefore love this suggestion.

But one needs to consider that a trojan horse has been called Bifröst too:

Other spellings are Bilröst, Beberast and Ásbrú.

What comes to mind is the Ase Heimdall is protecting this bridge.
Probably Apache Heimdall would make another good one.


> Simon Mac Donald
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Viras <> wrote:
>> For all cordoba fans you maybe should google for cordoba 1978 ;).
>> In general I would avoid a place name for use as a brand, since it is
>> already a "brand" by definition.
>> In addition taking a look at geonames and searching for cordoba reveals
>> many similar place names:
>> Best,
>> Wolfgang
>> Am 03.11.2011 09:45, schrieb Bertrand Delacretaz:
>>> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:17 AM, Jesse MacFadyen <>
>>>> +1 for Gastown. That's a great name.
>>> Except that many french-speaking people will inevitably think of
>>> - a comic about a stupid (and funny)
>>> office worker named Gaston Lagaffe, which means something like "Gaston
>>> Mishap".
>>> -Bertrand
>> --
>> GOFG - Get On Fat Guy
>> - powered by PhoneGap


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