I'm not sure how this would work considering branch names come from the repository, not bitbucket. I'll move this to triage to see if anyone has any ideas.
There's already a branch description feature in git from version 1.7.9, so how about just displaying that description and make it editable through the interface? would also be nice to see that in the branch overview
Sounds like those descriptions wouldn't reach Bitbucket:
Unfortunately, you can't push descriptions since they're stored in your config, making it useless for the sake of documenting branches in a team. – Achal Dave Aug 8 '13 at 16:48
We would like to have this, because our branch name only has a ticket number, nothing more. If we always force the developers to create the branches via BitBucket, we can have the branch description entered there.
Ideally, the description is shown as a column in the list of branches that is shown in BitBucket.
I'd also like to have, it is quite useful in team development
I agree with Daniel Trommel for exactly the reasons stated.
If it is not possible to store a Description in BitBucket, a viable alternative might be additional integration with JIRA. Displaying the matching JIRA Name/Subject in the Branch View would work well for us. Our team follows a strict policy of creating branches named just the JIRA key (and we create a new branch for almost every JIRA).