Cheq (pronounced "Check") is an application for performing code reviews amongst agile teams.
The application will offer both online Software-as-a-service options, and downloaded local server instances.
The logo will be used both within the application, and on the application website.
In advertising we will use a series of slogans like "Get Cheq'd", "Cheq my shit", "Cheq it out", etc. These are not tag lines, and should not form part of the logo, but are mentioned to illustrate the tone of the company and product.
Note we're using "Check" in the context of a review - ie., "Check this over for me, would you?" - and not as a reference to checkered, tick marks, or the "other" type of paper money.
Also, code reviews are about collaboration -- more people working together on code leads to better code, and better developers. It could be good to include this theme (even if abstractly, or hinted at) in logo designs.
The logo should feel fresh and funky. I'm keen to avoid anything that feels too "techy" - abstract is okay. Bland corporate stock logo's or text-based font logos will be eliminated.
I'd also like to avoid anything that is feels too overly complex, or too busy. Simple and bold is okay.
Aside from that, you've got pretty much complete artistic freedom. This is total greenfields - both product and company.
Other logos / styles that I like (as a reference only - no copies thanks!)
http://versionsapp.com/ - Versions
Photoshop / fireworks sources required with delivery.