Create a Massively Successful Trivia App Like HQ

March 26, 2018 | Sakshi Sharma

What does Jeopardy, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire have in common? They are all successful HQ trivia, game shows. These along with many others have been enjoyed for decades. To this day there is no shortage of game shows out there. Many have been fairly popular and some incredibly popular. You will always see people excited to play in the hopes of winning cash and other prizes.

Games Shows and Mobile Apps

Once mobile apps started coming out it was only a matter of time before trivia game show type ones appeared. Although there are many gaming and entertainment type apps, there is still a gap in the area of trivia. Yes, there are plenty of puzzle and even trivia type games, but we’re not talking about just sitting around figuring out puzzles for nothing.

Playing apps are much more interactive and it is entertaining. One thing about the television is although the people there are involved, those of us watching at home play along for fun but we don’t have a chance of actually winning anything. Imagine being part of a game show on your phone where you can actually win something.

The Introduction of HQ

HQ is a fairly new app but it has become very popular in a short amount of time. It’s a very simple game where people just tap on your answer to the question given. So what makes this game so special. There are multiple unique and fun qualities that make this stand out from the rest.

Users can’t play this game anytime they want. There is a scheduled day and time that this game takes place. Once you sign on at that particular time you will be greeted by a real host, just like on television. The host will introduce the game and go over instructions using witty humor. The host will send out the first question to everyone playing. You have 10 seconds to answer the question. If you get it right you move on to the next round.

Now, comes the best part of this stellar mobile app. If you get all 12 questions right you win real money. Yes, you heard that right, real money. All the users that answer those 12 questions correctly get a piece of the prize. For example, if the prize is $10,000 and 5 people make it to the end, each person gets $2,000. Do keep in mind this game is not easy. The questions do get significantly more difficult. Sometimes only a few people win and sometimes more. It varies every time. The key here is that everyone playing has a real chance of winning.

Millions of people log in to the app to take part because not only is it just fun, but it’s real. There is no cost to downloading or playing either, it’s completely free. With the wild success of this app, there is definitely room for more of these out there because the market is begging for it.

A key to this app besides its exciting features is the user experience and design aka UI and UX. For something like this to work the experience has to be flawless. HQ does have its issues of course, but all in all the experience is pretty great. The game show and/or trivia app that you want to create can be amazing too with the right mobile app development company.

With the right development partner, your app can get created with these 6 steps.

That list is pretty straightforward but there is a lot that goes into mobile app design and development. Discussing the functions and features with your development company at the beginning is very important. Knowing what your audience wants will help in the functional decision process.

This market hasn’t been tapped that well yet. With the introduction of HQ, we will see a rise. You need to get in on the action now. You want to capture people’s attention and do something similar yet in a unique way. It’s not easy but it is doable. All you need is the right design and development partner to help take your idea to the next level.

If you are thinking this is a big project to take on don’t worry, you can start with a prototype that you can take to investors to get funding. It’s a great way to get your project up and running with all the money you need.

If you are ready to make a successful trivia app then contact us at 408.621.8481 or email

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