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Hello, I'm Rob Allen of 19FT


#1

HI,

I’m Rob Allen and I’ve just started my own company, Nineteen Feet as I felt it was time for a change and I really didn’t want to work for somebody else. Currently I’m consulting and have one app in the Mac AppStore called Daily Jotter. Longer term, I want to produce more software products and need to decide which one idea to actually follow through on next.

Rob…


#2

Great app idea! I like that. Also really dig the company name. Welcome aboard!


#3

Hi Rob. Congrats on starting your new company. What’s the significance of the name?


#4

The story behind the company name isn’t particularly interesting, unfortunately.

My nickname “everywhere on the Internet” is akrabat which has obvious gymnastic overtones so when searching for name ideas I ended up reading about gymnastics. I’ve always been a fan of numbers and one thing that I learnt was that the still rings used in the Olympics are suspended from a frame that’s nineteen feet high. I bounced the top few name choices off my wife and after a few days we still liked Nineteen Feet, so that’s the one that I registered.


#5

It has a good sound to it. And is still more meaningful than my “Antair”, which was just a pair of syllables that don’t sound awful when put together.