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April 17, 2009 9:03 AM   Subscribe

I've made the greatest site on the internet, now it needs a name! Cue cards feature: subways, minutes, maps

Now that all of the math is out of the way, I've got a pretty neat site: you plug in an address in NYC, and it shows you a colored map (barometric pressure style) on top of google maps of how long it takes to get everywhere else in the city. Looks kinda like this. But it needs a name, and anything I can think of seems to be taken.

It needs to be halfway memorable, but I really don't have many standards beyond reusability - if I end up doing this for systems outside of NYC the name needs to come with it. Maps, colors, transit, subways, rail, and anything else related is fair game. I lean towards the more twee or singsong options (like, say, triptastic or triptrop), and the less misspellings/homophones/etc I have to buy the better.
posted by soma lkzx to Writing & Language (47 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, and the domain doesn't necessarily have to be available, although it'd be nice. If 'microsoft' ended up being the 100% perfect name, I wouldn't have much of a problem buying 'gomicrosoft.com' or 'microsoftmap.com' or the like.
posted by soma lkzx at 9:05 AM on April 17, 2009


Starting with xoxosoma, how about GoGoGoMa.com?
posted by devbrain at 9:10 AM on April 17, 2009


tubetime?
posted by bunnytricks at 9:12 AM on April 17, 2009


appletripper.com?
posted by rokusan at 9:13 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


howlongbytrain.com
journeylength.com
journeylong.com
whentrain.com
posted by Mike1024 at 9:14 AM on April 17, 2009


TravelTimer?
posted by The Whelk at 9:14 AM on April 17, 2009


Triptiming is available. Also transit-timer and many close variants I'll be curious to see if they're still available 5 minutes from now.
posted by Dave 9 at 9:16 AM on April 17, 2009


fastmap (like blastmap, but without the nuclear explosions)
posted by zippy at 9:18 AM on April 17, 2009


The Color of Your Impatience
Out of my Stratified Way!
Tempedia
SpanPlan
Pace-ifier
Tempo-Timer
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 9:18 AM on April 17, 2009


BoroughBaro. (Actually a horrible name because everyone would misspell it).
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 9:23 AM on April 17, 2009


Trip-hop. Nobody's using it these days.
posted by box at 9:24 AM on April 17, 2009


mosey
posted by effigy at 9:34 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Variations on "be there soon" (or "BTS," like an IM acronym)...

BeThereSoonMap.com

BTSmap.com
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:35 AM on April 17, 2009


Boro-meter.
posted by piratebowling at 9:40 AM on April 17, 2009


It looks like a heatmap. It also looks vaguely like a topographic map where the zones indicate time, not elevation. So I'm thinking topotime.
posted by adamrice at 9:41 AM on April 17, 2009


speedbloom.com
7leaguer.com
posted by Iridic at 9:45 AM on April 17, 2009


metronome
posted by sciencegeek at 9:52 AM on April 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Very cool idea, although I think you will get tons of angry e-mails from commuters claiming that their house is closer to things than you say.

It's not snappy, but how about something as simple as howfarawayisit.com?
posted by hamsterdam at 9:58 AM on April 17, 2009


MetroEstimo?
posted by rokusan at 10:01 AM on April 17, 2009


howlongwillittakemetogetthere.com

Does what it says on the tin.
posted by gfrobe at 10:05 AM on April 17, 2009


timespace.com
posted by cardboard at 10:12 AM on April 17, 2009


Thanks everyone! I don't know if I've sold myself on anything yet, but this is fantastic.

Very cool idea, although I think you will get tons of angry e-mails from commuters claiming that their house is closer to things than you say.

All of my info is from rush hour, so I'm planning on mostly angry, drunk 5am emails from people who thought it'd take 30 minutes to get home.
posted by soma lkzx at 10:14 AM on April 17, 2009


arewethereyet
posted by sciencegeek at 10:23 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


tripper, trippr, tripr, trippster, subradius, subwaydius, raildius, howquick, centerofthecity, cotc, betherein, mapquick.
posted by syntheticfaith at 10:28 AM on April 17, 2009


urbantimezones
posted by cardboard at 10:30 AM on April 17, 2009


telemetry
timetro
timeto
doorsareclosing
kiss and ride
commutime
posted by sciencegeek at 10:32 AM on April 17, 2009


Maybe I'm too much of a classical stems geek, but things like isochrone, metrotempus and chronotube sprang to mind. Although Chronotube sounds like an underground sequel to Chrono Trigger, so maybe not.
posted by Electric Dragon at 10:58 AM on April 17, 2009


citytime
tripooze
mathtransit
posted by mikepop at 11:01 AM on April 17, 2009


commutemap
posted by ocherdraco at 11:08 AM on April 17, 2009


TransitTime
TransitTiming
TripTime
TimeMap

...and if it's not too much to ask, include NY/NJ's PATH and the bits of NJ it serves?
posted by fings at 11:19 AM on April 17, 2009


Seconding the PATH request!

TravelTime
RideTime
TrainTime
EnRoute
InTransit
posted by bink at 11:50 AM on April 17, 2009


I'm thinking something memorable like: AreWeThereYet.com.

Because everybody has experienced that, "Jeez, how long is this going to take?" frustration.

Other ideas:
CommuterComputer
BackAndForthInTime
DayTripper
posted by misha at 11:54 AM on April 17, 2009


trippetydoodad
trippy
tripmeister
triptrop
tripletime
tripNY
posted by firstdrop at 12:03 PM on April 17, 2009


substandard travel time
posted by Kattullus at 12:06 PM on April 17, 2009


ETAMTA
etany

straphangtime
posted by sciencegeek at 12:14 PM on April 17, 2009


pointapointb
timeline


(ok, I'll stop now. I'm having way too much fun.)
posted by sciencegeek at 12:25 PM on April 17, 2009


TrainBrain
HereToThere
Here2There
EeeTeeAay
ETYay!
IWantToGoThere.com (Lemon out!)
HowLongWillItTakeMeToGetThereIfIHurry.com
GetThere!
GetToYou.com
posted by unixrat at 12:53 PM on April 17, 2009


I just want to second "straphangtime."
posted by ocherdraco at 1:32 PM on April 17, 2009


yourborough.com (or .org, if you're that into Brooklyn).
posted by trotter at 2:41 PM on April 17, 2009


mapple
posted by contrariwise at 3:07 PM on April 17, 2009


ItIsJourneyTimeNYCandSurroundingAreas.com
JourneyNYplannerNewYork.com
PlanYourJourneyInManhattanAndOtherBuroughs.com
NYCVoyageCalculatingDevice.cc
TheJourneyIsOnTheVergeOfPlanning.co.uk
posted by cloeburner at 6:38 PM on April 17, 2009


ETA.whatever
posted by Acer_saccharum at 6:41 PM on April 17, 2009


epicentric
posted by sciencegeek at 2:57 PM on April 18, 2009


"Tracken", or if you're feeling wordier, "Entrackenate".
posted by Greg Nog at 5:13 PM on April 18, 2009


(HaveThe)TimeOfYourLine.com
ThisTrainIsTooSlow.com
(Stop-)TrammerTime.com
posted by Caviar at 8:27 PM on April 18, 2009


I'm inclined to agree with
Acer_saccharum, something like
ETA-NYC.com is ideal.

Then you could do
ETA-Berlin next.
posted by Sully at 6:55 AM on April 20, 2009


I'm a terrible terrible person with neither taste nor foresight, so I ended up just going with Triptrop. I best answered whatever I thought was exceptionally rad and will probably use them once I have to start on other cities. So here we go!: Triptrop NYC.
posted by soma lkzx at 7:07 AM on April 21, 2009


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