Popular app based on the quiz show HQ Trivia has launched in the united KINGDOM.
Up to now, those who want to compete in the real-time quiz had to sign up to play the US version.
But on Sunday, the united KINGDOM version of the application has been unveiled. It will feature questions specifically aimed at the UK public.
One expert said that its popularity is down to the prize money, as well as its real presenters and live-streaming format.Cash call
HQ Trivia imitates the format of a TV quiz show and each tour has a host who asks questions and engages with the players. The questionnaires were held twice a day.
Each game usually has a prize pot of more than $10 000(Â£7,192) but it is usually split between hundreds of winners who answer all 12 multiple choice questions correctly. Prices vary, but typical awards on the US version, have been $10-$20 (Â£7-Â£15).
The game became very popular and often hundreds of thousands of people join the hosted games.
Jack Kent, a mobile media analyst at IHS Markit, said that the real money prizes that were responsible for the HQ of the initial draw, but other elements of its format also helped.
“Live video, real presenters, and interactive social and chat functions, all contributed to the commitment,” he says. The mass of the public has also helped boost its popularity, he added.
But, Mr. Kent said, in spite of the popularity of the game, there were still questions about his durability.
“Supporting a live massive multiplayer experience of the video is more difficult and more expensive than the rest of the text and the image, according to the titles,” he said.
Currently, he said, the HQ of Trivia was funded by the early investors and the venture capitalists who had put up the initial cash for each quiz.
He said the HQ of Trivia will have to find other sources of income, perhaps based around advertising or premium brands, as she grew up.
The game is only available for Apple iPhones, but it is expected that the final version of the app for Android will be released soon.
The two men behind the HQ of the Triviality, were also the founders of the video sharing app Vine, which they, and the company, the other founder, sold to Twitter for $30 million in 2012.