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From "Patrick Mueller (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11) come up with a new project name
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:14:32 GMT


Patrick Mueller commented on CB-11:

I happen to like the "meaning" of the PhoneGap name; "Phone" for phones, though it should
probably be "Device"; and "Gap" in that the libraries "bridge the gap" from today's to tomorrow's
browser APIs.

"bridge" might be a better term to use, since it seems more positive than "gap".


I'm a terrible namer.  However, when I'm naming, I often look up terms in a thesaurus to see
if there are "interesting" alternatives to things, which by itself seems a little helpful.
 Here goes:

  gap    -
  bridge -
  device -

> come up with a new project name
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Callback
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Patrick Mueller
> During the transition of the PhoneGap project to Apache, the project was renamed to "Callback",
due to some concerns with the name "PhoneGap".  It seems that "Callback" isn't a great name
either - it's a commonly used term, and so internet searches of "Callback" bring up too many
non-relevant hits.
> Got something better?

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