By kalliopi vlastos on February 12, 2013
Tags: Data Collection
Canvas. What an interesting name for a company that has nothing to do with art. I often receive questions about how we got our name, and to be honest, I'm not 100% sure. I know that it started out as a “working title”, with every intention of changing it but the name stuck.
(CEO's Note: Actually Kalliopi is right the intention was the name GoCanvas was a place holder. But the idea came from an original co-founder who came up with it during a brainstorming session. The placeholder name was GoCanvas Studios, then Shortened to GoCanvas soon after. You can see from the beginning the metaphor of a blank canvas for artwork and creating your own experience was something we loved. Plus some of us have always been art junkies…)
Some of us at GoCanvas like to think the name brings to light that GoCanvas represents the evolution from the very first expressions of art, which were painted onto cave walls some 40,000 years ago. Painting then took life on a “canvas” in the traditional sense of the word and today we work on an entirely different medium — one that's much more mobile, interactive, and dynamic. I wouldn't say that using the GoCanvas app accomplishes the same thing as making art, but I hope it makes your job a little more enjoyable and a lot more efficient so you can spend more time doing the things you love, be it painting, reading, running, or cooking.
We may not be a “canvas” app in the artistic sense of the word but being an art lover myself I thought I'd share a list of Android and iOS apps that are robust enough to give you an education in the Fine Arts courtesy of www.geeksugar.com. Art History sure wasn't like this when I was in school. For the full list click here.
Vincent van Gogh
Edgar Degas (my favorite)