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About Namerick
Namerick received over 10,000 downloads through the weekend after its launch on November 9th. It has already been featured in the Huffington Post, Lifehacker, Business Insider, 148Apps, Urban Daddy, and in a tweet by David Pogue of the NYTimes.
1) Inspiration for Posts, Articles and Stories about Namerick!

A new app to help “Win Friends and Influence People”

“Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Dale Carnegie published his blockbuster “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” in 1936. He highlighted remembering names as one of the 6 ways to make people like you – a skill vital to both your personal and business life. Namerick captures some of Dale’s old-time wisdom with the use of new technology.
Scotty, Founder: ” Dale’s teachings had a profound impact on my entrepreneurial life. I’m proud to have created a tool to help us all put some of his practices to use. “

Got Mommy Brain? There’s an app for that!

Image credits: lovelacemedia.infoSarah Reidy, Writer/Mom : "Don’t worry. There is some good news: you are not alone and it’s probably not early-onset Alzheimer’s. The truth is moms like us have a million things to think about at any given moment of the day and … let’s be honest…remembering the names of our coworkers, the new couple down the street, the parents of our kid’s friends, or our husband’s football buddies are lower on the list of priorities when we have little people depending on us for their very survival! "
Jeremy, Founder: “Moms of all ages need Namerick. My mom may be the biggest fan of all! (unbiased I’m sure!) Feel free to email her and ask :)”

Just in Time for Family Reunions and Office Christmas Parties

Image thanks to: large family reunions around the holidays? Not just 1st and 2nd cousins, but 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins too? Yes they’re family but that might be all you remember. It seems the less you remember about them (their names for a start!), the more they recall about you.

And of course there is no holiday event more geared towards the saving glories of Namerick than the Office Christmas Party. Maybe you remember your coworkers names…. but their spouses?
Jeremy, Founder ” I actually first came up with the idea for Namerick when I was trying to keep my girlfriends family straight. SO many names. Now she turns to me and Namerick for reminders of her cousins’ names! “

App for Learning American Names – An International Business Essential

Namerick For Business English names can be hard to learn and remember for international business people. Namerick uses US Census data to autopopulate the name entry field meaning entering a name often takes just getting the first letter correct. We’ve already had a number of pre-launch requests from China – future adoption in Asia shows great promise.
Jeremy, Founder: " I have an American friend that lives in Japan whose Japanese fiance has requested Namerick for her entire family to learn names before their upcoming wedding!"

Essential App for Weddings – Namerick saves the day

Image thanks to: bring you in contact with so many new people. If you’re the bride or groom, there are oodles of new in-laws. Namerick is a perfect tool for preparing for all the new names you’ll need to remember.

There are plenty of new people to meet as a wedding guest too – some holding personal and business opportunities. You may get a business card or two, but after a few visits to the punch bowl, you’ll never remember anything about them. Namerick helps you create reminders and a next action if you plan to follow-up with them.
Scotty, Founder – “Namerick also records the time and location you met so you’ll remember which wedding!”

Cats defy gravity in video to promote new iPhone app

Bad with Names?
Namerick improves your memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory ‘athletes’ and studies of the human memory.

Thanks to Cat Trick for the amazing video. Contact us to learn more about their work.

New app is the product of SF hackathon culture

Scotty, Founder: ” Namerick is a product of the great relationships formed at hackathons in and around San Francisco. 5 of the 6 people that got together to build the foundation for Namerick all knew each other from another local hackathon. ”
Email us for more on this great human interest story!

An app for networkers and sales people who are ‘Always Selling’

Odds are that everyone knows a great salesman. Some argue that that which separates the good from the great is an ability to be constantly selling. Learning names and remembering the things you pick up in conversation provides you with an incredible advantage the next time you meet.
Jeremy, Founder – “We’re developing more features for networking and building relationships. Look forward to the next release!”
2) About the App, the Team & Some FAQs
* This app is dedicated to my Dad, whose great memory highlighted to me the power of remembering names

What is Namerick?

Namerick is an iPhone app that improves your memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory ‘athletes’ and studies of the human memory.

How does the app work?

Namerick helps you with the “three R’s of memory” – Hover or tap for enlarged screenshots

Record – Lightning fast name entry (with autocomplete) Add notes, categories (Work, Friend, Family, Crush!) and future plans (Like emailing, facebooking, or doing lunch) – Also generate a mnemonic namerick for an additional memory boost

Retain – Secure storage of new names, text messages (push) with helpful reminders at psychologist tested time intervals for maximum retention – Location for additional memory assist

Retrieve – Search by name or any keyword in the notes field, sort names by category and future plans – Click to view and edit details

How fast is Namerick?

We built the Namerick with speed in mind. Sometimes we have only seconds to enter a name. Namerick uses US Census data to autocomplete the name you’re typing. Our users averaged less than 5 seconds to get a new name entered into Namerick.

Is there anything like this out there?

There are a few other competitors that have attempted to solve the same problem. Let’s be honest.. it’s a BIG one!
Whoodl – $0.99 – Stores and lists names like an address book
Whats his name – $0.99 – Stores names and other cookie-cutter information
Notepad – Free – Just the act of writing names aids memory, but it doesn’t support entrepreneurs like us!
Phone’s Address Book – Free – Stores names and contact info – people tend to get lost without context, location, or search-ability

How much will Namerick cost?

Namerick is a ‘first page’ utility that has already shown to improve people’s memory of names and personal facts. Though user surveys indicated a price point of $4.99 to be fair, we chose to make it even more affordable for all those that are bad with names – FREE.

What is a “Namerick”?

namerick (n) : a mnemonic device that utilizes imagery and alliteration to make a name more memorable. (a technique of memory athletes!)
Which is more memorable?
The word “Robert”
A mental image of “Robert Riding Rhinos?”
More about namericks »

Where did the idea come from?

“ First inspired by the need to remember my girlfriend’s overwhelmingly large extended family!” -Jeremy
“I’ve always been inspired by my dad’s ability to remember names – it really impresses people. Everyone seems to warm up when they hear their name” -Jeremy
“Learning more about the human memory has been fascinating. I’ve been plowing through books on the memory so we can keep making Namerick even better. ” -Scotty
“I’m no good with names. Or I should say.. I was no good with names. Namerick has changed my world.” – Scotty

Who will benefit from Namerick?


Who made Namerick?

Scotty Allen
Jeremy Van Fleet
Eric Allen
Scott Tran
Safoura Haghighi
Mike Xu
A special thanks to all that helped us along the way with special mention to: BeMyApp, Vera Glavova, Ian Quirk and Tibet Sprague.

Where can I download the iPhone app?

Here in iTunes or at

Whats the best way to keep up with Namerick?

For all sorts of Memory Tips and Advice, follow us at.. & @namerickapp & facebook

Why not just use address book?

Ever add someone’s name and number to your address book and then forget who they are 2 weeks later? It happened to 90% of the people we asked. Your address book isn’t searchable by keywords and doesn’t provide categories to sort names. Namerick provides a bridge between getting to know someone and the other forms in which we communicate.

Have you taken any investment?

Nope. We’ve bootstrapped this app with the skill-sets of a few gumption-filled entrepreneurs.

What versions of the iPhone are you compatible with?

Anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch can use Namerick.

When are you going to make the app for blackberry, android, etc?

We are currently working on making the Namerick experience on the iPhone as solid as possible. Only then will we consider other platforms.

What features can we expect in the next version?

Some integrations you’ll like! Let us know what other features you’d like to see.
[email protected]

If I have a technical problem, who do I email?

[email protected]
(send us feedback, high-fives, ideas for improvement, ways in which we can make this app better for you!)
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