HQ Trivia – The App That Gives Away £1000
Do you ever dream of winning big money on a quiz show? You probably do, but we’re guessing you don’t want the hassle of applying to a TV game show.
Fortunately, thanks to the app HQ Trivia, it’s possible to play a quiz on your phone and take away a fair amount of cash. How about that for a great idea?
HQ Trivia has created a buzz, with thousands and sometimes millions of players every day. They’re all hoping to win money, while also enjoying the process of answering increasingly difficult multiple-choice questions.
Here at our website design Manchester agency we believe that its success is also a perfect example to other wannabe app developers. So it’s worth taking a look at how the app works and why people love it.
How The App Works?
HQ Trivia is a quiz app that’s free to play and available on Android and iPhone devices. It offers two live quizzes every day, at 3pm and 9pm. And it gives users the chance to win cash, paid via PayPal.
Here at Blue Whale Media, the web design agency Manchester, we feel it’s similar to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the sense that contestants have to answer 12 to 15 multiple-choice questions in a row.
Due to the increasing difficulty of each question, the ultimate winners often consist of around 20 people who share the prize money between them. There have been times, however, when there is only one winner, and times when no one has won, prompting the prize money to roll over.
What Is The Prize Money?
The prize fund varies – and of course how much one player takes home depends on how many others win at the same time. In the UK, the biggest winner has received £8,000. And the biggest jackpot has been $300,000 (£214,000), which was distributed to 83 winners.
But at our website design Manchester agency we notice that, as a general rule, the jackpot is often around £1,000.
What Sets The App Apart?
We always appreciate innovation and clever marketing ideas here at our web design agency Manchester. And we think there are a number of elements that make HQ Trivia stand out from the crowd.
Here are just a few of its defining characteristics
– ¬The presenters: They make it feel like a mini TV show, and the guest presenter have included Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, TV host Jimmy Kimmel and Bert from Sesame Street.
– Big brand involvement: Nike and Warner Bros have partnered with HQ Trivia in the process of giving away prizes.
– Tweaks to the format: In March 2018, the quiz introduced a One Winner Takes All format for its Sunday show. Questions continued to be asked until there’s only one player left. But there’s also a chance that several players drop out at the same time and no one wins. So far, the most amount of questions asked has been 27.
The creators of the app are Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov, who were also the brains behind the now-defunct video-sharing app Vine.
In an interview with BBC News, Rus said: “We thought if you could up the levels of production and broadcast directly to people’s phones – and make that content more interactive and more social – that we could actually turn this into something we could use daily.”
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For all your questions about app development, call Blue Whale Media. We’ve created many apps for many clients, and we can help you with all your app or website design needs.