I know this is going to be a controversial (& technically challenging) topic, but I thought it was worth raising the point nevertheless.
delta.chat is a brilliant piece of software. Thanks to the full integration with the traditional email infrastructure (which enable a nearly seamless transition for new users), I foresee delta.chat to be actually successful as a viable FOSS alternative to WhatsApp and the like. This is great!!
However, I would argue that the name of the software (+ the current icon) are currently amongst the largest obstacles to a wider adoption.
To be direct: to a new user, ‘delta.chat’ sounds like either a scientific/highly technical tool or as an esoteric/religious/sectarian chat app, meant for a very specific audience. It does not appeal to the majority; it does not sound like a generic (and attractive) messaging app.
For a good introduction to the challenge & approach to app naming, I recommend the recent blog post by Gnome developer Tobias Bernard: https://blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2019/04/26/naming-your-app/
Of course, changing the app name is hard. And the more we wait, the harder…
What are the community’s thoughts about it?