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App name length

04-05-2009, 02:19 PM
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App name length

Okay, I named my app by my games initials, as its name is a few words long. I haven't submitted my first game yet, although I am part of the developer program.
What I would like to know is, do I name my app by it's full name when I submit it? Am I ok to keep my app named by its initials?
What I am concerned about is having its full name under its icon on the home screen and having the dreaded dots "Fi...ice". I would rather have initials under the icon on the home screen, but of course having the games full name in the app store.
Thanks.
04-05-2009, 04:04 PM
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So I don't have any useful information, but I want to tell you that I've been stalking your feed and I'm very excited for your game to come out!

04-05-2009, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dmbfan1192 View Post
So I don't have any useful information, but I want to tell you that I've been stalking your feed and I'm very excited for your game to come out!
STALKER!!

I have been wondering the same thing wasted. Anyone?
04-05-2009, 04:42 PM
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The full name that appears in the App Store (which you have to enter when you submit the app) can be different from the name displayed below the application icon (which you have to enter in the info.plist file).
04-05-2009, 06:14 PM
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I personally don't really like initials below the icon, I'd rather have "Super MB" than "SMB"

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04-05-2009, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by dmbfan1192 View Post
I've been stalking your feed and I'm very excited for your game to come out!
Cheers!

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Originally Posted by Theo View Post
The full name that appears in the App Store (which you have to enter when you submit the app) can be different from the name displayed below the application icon (which you have to enter in the info.plist file).
Ahh. Thanks for confirming.

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Originally Posted by pablo19 View Post
I personally don't really like initials below the icon, I'd rather have "Super MB" than "SMB"
I'd rather not have initials either. But when your game/app title is bigger than the limit (what is the limit btw, i forgot?) then you haven't a lot of choice. I can't remember the limit, but I know for certain my games title will be too big to fit under the icon. So what else can I do- one of the words? It works well with Super MB as you said, but it won't work with my games title. So, initials it has to be, but perhaps having the full title in the icon itself will help.

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04-05-2009, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
I'd rather not have initials either. But when your game/app title is bigger than the limit (what is the limit btw, i forgot?) then you haven't a lot of choice. I can't remember the limit, but I know for certain my games title will be too big to fit under the icon. So what else can I do- one of the words? It works well with Super MB as you said, but it won't work with my games title. So, initials it has to be, but perhaps having the full title in the icon itself will help.
words in the icon is a big NO NO, they end up looking all shriveled up, its one of the reasons "stitch'em words" changed their icon. In another thread we (TA) came to the conclusion that the best icons are those that kind of fit in with the original iphone/ipotch icons (calculator, settings...). So I'd go with something simple and original. Btw may I ask what the title of your game will be?

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04-05-2009, 06:35 PM
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words in the icon is a big NO NO, they end up looking all shriveled up, its one of the reasons "stitch'em words" changed their icon. In another thread we (TA) came to the conclusion that the best icons are those that kind of fit in with the original iphone/ipotch icons (calculator, settings...). So I'd go with something simple and original.
Thanks for the advice- but PLEASE stop calling it a flippin' iPotch! I will never call it that!

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Btw may I ask what the title of your game will be?
You may not! Don't worry. It will be revealved in the trailer due next week.
04-05-2009, 06:36 PM
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but PLEASE stop calling it a flippin' iPotch! I will never call it that!

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I never said you should/would

freedom of speech YES WE CAN!

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04-05-2009, 06:52 PM
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I want to say the limit is 12? I think that sounds right...

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