Glossary | A guide to how we talk

Kate Santo Updated by Kate Santo

Hello! πŸ‘‹

This is a glossary for all of us to use, discuss and build. If there's a term that confuses you, your colleagues, customers or users, let us know and let's explain it here 😊


Yep, we're starting with the big P.

  • Padoq: the name of our company
  • Padoq: the name of the free app you can download on your App or Play Store, or you can access the web version here
  • A padoq: a defined group in the free Padoq app. For example Books, Manchester Business Networking, etc.
  • A padoq: internally, a padoq is also a defined group in Your Own App. But in client-facing comms, we say group instead, as clients don't see the word 'padoq' in their apps.

Your Own App (YOA)

This how we call an app we build for a client. This is the term our client will see in their contract -so why not use it in client-facing comms? 🀜 πŸ€›

Some examples of Your Own App are the Quintain Living app and the UK IT Leaders app.


Literally, bopad is padoq upside down. It means exactly the same as Your Own App. Internally, we'll often say bopad because it's kind of easier to pronounce. But let's not confuse clients by using this term when we communicate with them.


A group is a defined section in Your Own App / a bopad. A group is the same as a padoq, but in client-facing comms, we should always say group, not padoq, as clients don't see the word 'padoq' in their apps.

Depending on what a client's app is for and how their business is structured, groups can be called different things:

  • Buildings: in property apps where tenants in a building connect with each other
  • Projects: in collaborative apps for employees to interact
  • Categories: in shopping apps, for example

But the reality is that, whatever they are called in each client's app, groups work the same way deep down and have the same or very similar functionalities. Groups can be customised in different ways. Find out more about this in our Padoq groups article.

How did we do?

Padoq feed and menus

Creating a padoq (group)