October 29, 2010
Transit Appliance Gets Some Notice - Time for a New Name?
And yesterday it got some love on the PDXCommute blog.
I also had a chance to show it off at GOSCON (Government Open Source conference) with a unit on the OpenPlans exhibit table (thanks, Michael and Nick) and a brief overview during the TriMet open data presentation.
Time to get a few more out in the field for testing and generate an architecture for a scalable rollout. I'm hoping to engage the local open source developer community to build many of the pieces we'll need to take this mainstream.
It's also been suggested that we need a better name than 'Transit Appliance'. Perhaps we should just use "Transit Board™" which is the name for the web application we're running (which we've had since about 2007).
Or maybe we need something more original - I'm open to suggestions (all ideas become the property of Portland Transport - you've been warned)!
October 29, 2010 7:59 AM
R A Fontes Says:
How about "T-Board"...the logo for Portland Transport could be modified accordingly by stretching out the space between the wheels.
Then there are "T-Pad" & "T-pod", but there might be copyright issues.
October 29, 2010 10:54 AM
Bob R. Says:
R A Fontes is on to something, I think "TransitPod" would do nicely, although Apple is sometimes aggressive against anything with the letters "POD" in there, and it might confuse a few people looking for PRT pods. :-)
October 29, 2010 11:50 AM
Now you've done it, Bob! Much like other forbidden incantations such as "Beetlejuice", "Voldemort", or "Hastur", your utterance of the forbiddn phrase "PRT" is bound to summon a swarm of gadgetbahn fanatics onto PortlandTransport like a plague of locusts.
October 29, 2010 3:57 PM
Daniel Ronan Says:
Transit reade or T-reader?