Knowledge is power. The smug feeling of winning a quiz at a board game, at a local bar or simply knowing the answer to random question is gold. This week’s app is QuizUp, which is a good recommendation for teens and adults, arms with answers to history, geography, music, tv and hundreds more other topics. This app is developed by Plain Vanilla Corporation and falls under the game category. It currently has over 10 million users therefore a word of caution is necessary here for teens to play among friends and keep their information private.
The app has nearly 508 topics ranging from books to sports and music that are top hits. The most useful topics are art, business, science, geography, history, education and general knowledge. The user interface has a matte black background with a splash of bright color that gives the app an element of fun and excitement. You can become a cognitive guru easily has the interface is easy to use and straightforward making it possible to build up your levels easily.
The wide range of topics is simply amazing, which makes this app compelling. The normal dull formats of going through sets of questions is something that will not be found here as the app has been made to have some dramatic flair. The quiz element offers a nice break from the rigors of assignments. And what better way to test out and challenge others, right? The app finds an opponent for you from anywhere around the world after you choose the topic and the subtopic. This is one of the most addictive apps there as you are mentally challenged with every topic choice. There is the option of logging on to quizup.com and submitting your set of questions.
As is with living in China, there are times connecting to the iTunes store and game center will be more time consuming and frustrating. The one thing is that some of the topics are heavily centered on North America therefore if you’re not from this part of the region then it would be handy to have a friend nearby. This app is only available on the iOS platform which limits the fun to other iOS users. Hopefully, the developers will make an Android version. The issue of privacy sets in as you have to be careful who teens are sharing their information with via the app as you can connect with social media or email.
Platform: iPad, iPod and iPhone
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