Help Name my Killer App
January 30, 2007 13 Comments
For the past month or so I’ve been developing an application at work that’s sort of a wiki/CMS hybrid.
I want my users to quickly be able to edit parts of their respective websites. We have a few hundred employees and a slightly intimidating web presence for one person uphold.
- Nine Domains
- 15 Departments – each wanting their own website
- Lots of room for growth
CMSes are sort of a no-no in the web 2.0 blogosphere and have been replaced with wikis. Wiki’s win because are faster, more accountable, and can show revision histories.
However, a wiki for city government just won’t cut it. Even an access-controlled wiki would still require quite a large amount of learning — most departmental secretaries won’t bother learning WikiSyntax. They will be able to maintain sets of ‘static’ pages. Each one of them will probably at some time, need a custom application developed by me. Another consideration is that eight of the nine entities mentioned earlier (that aren’t one of the 15 departments) will want a distinct look and feel to their website. Whew, that’s confusing. Oh well.
The app is starting to take shape, but I need to be able to get the word out about it — and it doesn’t even have a name!
So… help me name the app. Comment away.