OK, you have an app idea! What’s next? If you’re using our app name generator, you probably saw that the next step is to give your app a name.
According to Statista, there are 2.5 million apps on the Google Play Store and 1.8 million apps on the Apple App Store. Considering the competition, finding a creative app name that will stand out in the app store is essential. It could be the difference between someone downloading your app or downloading your competitor’s app.
With NameBounce, you can generate creative app name ideas AND register the matching domain name.
By searching domain availability, you’ll be able to make sure that someone isn’t using your exact name for a similar product. Better yet, you’ll have a foundation to deploy your app across more platforms. Instagram did this; they started exclusively on iOS, followed by an Android release, and a website release.
After you use our app name generator, take a look at the filters on our search results page. They include a search term filter, a length filter, and a syllable count filter.
If you want a domain name to promote your new app, click on any of our app name ideas. We will double-check that the domain is available. After that, you can make your choice, or click on the star to save it to your favorites list!
Since you came across our app name generator, you likely recognize the importance of a catchy app name! The tips below will help you find a name that resonates with your app’s users.
For more detail, check out our How to Name Your Business blog post. This post has ten tips that are important for every type of business venture to follow. The guide fits perfectly with these app-specific naming tips!
If you're interested in a more comprehensive solution than our app name generator, check out our Naming Made Easy course. It's an extensively-tested, one-of-a-kind system that will help you choose a memorable name in record time. It's by far the most cost- and time-effective way to find a name for your app.
Apple has an entire page dedicated to app store optimization. On the page, they state that “search plays a huge role in how users discover and download content on the App Store.”
The first section on Apple's page is “choose accurate keywords.” There are many similarities between traditional SEO and app store optimization, and choosing the right keywords is essential in both areas.
In your name, it’s even more important to give a hint as to what your app does. If your app is free, some users will download multiple similar apps, and delete all except the one they like the most. It’s crucial to get in that first wave of downloads. Often, they will look at the name and review rating to decide what to download.
If you want more detail, Moz has a helpful overview with more tips on app store optimization.
When a potential user sees your app in the app store for the first time, they’ll likely notice two things. The first is your name. The second is your app icon.
Both your app name and icon represent your first (and possibly only) chance to make an impression on your customer. It's critical to make sure that you keep both aligned and consistent.
In our How to Name Your Business blog post, we mention the importance of communicating your brand’s values. For an app, it’s even more important to target a specific emotion or target audience. You want to keep everything consistent throughout the app user’s journey.
For example, take a look at the app “My Talking Tom,” on the Google Play Store. In this game, you’re taking care of a talking cat. The icon and name are light-hearted and family-friendly. You can get a good sense of the app before looking at the description.
Instagram grew from an iOS app, to an Android app, to a website and beyond. Like Instagram, your business may evolve from an app into something more.
Because of this, it’s a great idea to align your app name with your domain name. Your primary method of acquiring customers will likely be the app store. But your domain and website are also important.
While it’s preferable to get a .com, don’t be afraid to choose an alternative domain extension. For apps, the best alternative extensions include .net, .app, and country domains like .co.uk. Another option is to add a domain name modifier (like trymyapp or getmyapp).
For many businesses, their website is top-of-mind if a customer wants to find out more information. For an app, the app store listing serves that purpose. Therefore, it’s helpful to prioritize the app store name first.
By using our app name generator, you’ll be able to find available domain names that you can use for your app and your website.
Your app isn’t the only one that users will see on the app store! It’s vital to keep app store optimization top-of-mind as you create your new app.
Take a look at the apps that come up when you search for your primary keywords. How can you differentiate yourself?
Of course, your name and icon are the first items that you should attempt to differentiate. There’s a balance between making your app descriptive and making it stand out in the store.
By having a memorable, differentiated name, your app will stand out and attract more users.
If you hired a corporate naming agency to name your app, they would ask you to fill out a questionnaire called a naming brief.
A naming brief is a short document that helps you understand your business, your customers, and your naming goals.
An app naming brief doesn't have to be fancy or extensive. Our Naming Made Easy course contains a 12-question naming brief.
You don't want to bog yourself down by answering 50 questions. Instead, focus on developing a high-level understanding of your app and your audience. It's important that your name fits your future with the app. Plus, you want to make sure that your name will resonate with your target users.
We created guides like this one for several other popular types of businesses. We’re planning to add more in the future – if you have any requests, don’t hesitate to reach out!
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