mailabase or mailabase.com
Mailabase is a simple web app which stores emails which be can shared with other people. A user sends an email and using keywords in the subject bar to categorise that email and mailabase archives it.
We're Cloud and Web Ltd and we have a pipeline of web apps in development. This app grew from the requirements of a project management team which needed a way to easily categorise and store project data, could handle different topics as they came along, didn't change their current way of working, but which was accessible by any of them in a way which enabled even the most uncomputer-friendly person to quickly get at the data they wanted.
Mailabase isn't a pretty word, but obviously it's play on 'database' and 'a base where you mail things'.
We've used some geekily cool new technologies in this app, from an end-consumer point of view they maximise the site speed, provide very large amount of storage space and increase fault tolerance/availability of the end product.
This app is for individuals, sole traders, freelancers and small enterprise. It might be used by both regular consumers and businesses.
For example, a small business might use it in the way described in the 'tell us about yourself' paragraph - as means to organise and store their project data . Equally perhaps an individual might use it to organise a RSVP - with inbound mail being sorted between people who accept and decline the invite.
The people who use this are not likely to be tech-savvy. They won't be setting up databases, they'll probably be part of a team of people. The nature of the team will probably be related to projects, events or functions.
We need this to go at the top of a webpage.
It needs to reflect some characteristics of the site as described above. The most important ones, in order are:
3) big data storage
4) Ease of use/simplicity
It needs to look appropriate both for a consumer and for someone considering using it for their business. i.e. not playful.
We don't mind if you just use a typeface or want to bring in more iconography. We ideally want the word itself to be the focus, so no need for separate icons. Please see the comments section for updates on this.
In any case it needs to be uniquely visually identifiable.
It should work on the upper *blue part* of the gradient attached, which is the site header. Also on a white background too ideally.
Bonus points for a favicon version too, or something which can easily be favicon-ified - you might just comment on this rather than doing it, to save time initially.
We don't mind if you try 'mailabase' or 'mailabase.com', whichever works best in your design. If we decided one way or another during the contest we'll make that clear.
Thanks for reading this far and good luck in this contest, we look forward to seeing your designs.