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May 28, 2019

Trivia Game Development: How We Created a Trivia Mobile App for Studying the Bible

We created a cool trivia mobile game that allows people to study the Bible in an entertaining way through answering interesting and fun questions. Quiz tours, daily challenges, daily gifts, lifelines, coins, bonus questions, leaderboard, amazing design… Get to know how we implemented such a great game app that is now a great player in the global cloud gaming market.

Work: Our ap development company created a trivia mobile game for believers that enables them to study the Bible in an entertaining way, memorize various facts, check out the answers, and compete with other users.The app has basic features alongside rich functionality that includes quizzes, a leaderboard, a daily challenge, different levels of test difficulty, lifelines, and more.

Summary: We developed a trivia game app that transforms a complicated learning process into an entertaining journey. The game app is available on the App Store and Google Play and it is monetized through ads and in-app purchases. Although this trivia game was built for a narrowly focused audience, it received many reviews and downloads from quiz games lovers.

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Project team

The project team consisted of 6 members: a back-end, iOS, and Android engineers, project manager, QA engineer, and UX designer.

Tools and Technologies

When it comes to the development process, there are several key technologies that you will need to consider. From the front-end user interface to the back-end infrastructure, building a quiz game app requires a comprehensive technology stack and trivia app development solutions.

Back-end: Java

iOS: Swift

Android: Kotlin

Design: Zeplin

Leaderboard: Firebase

Testing: Crashlytics, Fabric

User analytics: Mixpanel, Tenjin

Deep linking: Branch

A/B testing: Taplytics

The beginning and idea of the project

The trivia app development started at the end of August 2018. The customer, a US company that produces and advertises digital solutions for Christians, asked us to make a trivia game to study the Bible. The client wanted to confine the game app release to Christmas as exactly at that time the marketing would bring the best results. Therefore, we had 3.5 months for trivia app development. Despite the short timeframe, our team worked diligently to deliver a high-quality quiz game app that met the client's requirements. We used agile development methodologies to ensure that the trivia game app was delivered on time, and the client was extremely satisfied with the final product.

Create your own Bible app: the product logic and functionality

When the customer contacted us, they already had the prototype of a future trivia game app and wanted us to implement the functionality. In the beginning, we analyzed the project requirements, made some meaningful recommendations, and discussed it all with the client. Throughout the trivia app development process, we kept the customer informed of our progress and made any necessary adjustments to ensure that the final product met their needs.

After conducting a thorough analysis of the prototype, our team identified several areas for improvement. Despite the fact that the prototype was already well-designed, we saw that there were many elements that were confusing and unnecessary, which could potentially detract from the user experience. We suggested to the customer that these elements be removed and that the remaining elements be reorganized in a way that would make the app more intuitive and user-friendly.

Although the prototype was already drawn, we saw that we could dramatically improve it. Since it was overwhelmed with various unnecessary elements, we suggested to remove them and place the others in a way that users would use the app without thinking.

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The client agreed to our suggestions and so we connected our UX designer. As a result, our designer was able to significantly simplify the game app interface and by removing dozens of unnecessary elements and creating a beautiful, intuitive design. Once this was done, we got down to trivia mobile game development.

The app includes three key features:

  1. Quiz quest: Quiz quest feature in a trivia game app is a set of challenging questions or puzzles that users can complete in order to progress through the quiz game. These questions or puzzles are designed to test the user's knowledge on a particular subject and are usually presented in the form of multiple-choice questions or fill-in-the-blank answers.
  2. Daily challenge: This feature allows users to take a new set of questions or puzzles every day, usually at a specific time. These questions or puzzles are designed to test the user's knowledge on a particular subject and can be based on current events, pop culture, history, science, literature, etc.
  3. Users who participate in the Daily Challenge are able to compete against other players for a chance to win prizes such as in-game currency and items.

  4. Leaderboard: It allows players to see how they rank against other trivia game app players in terms of points or correct answers. It is usually displayed as a list of players and their scores, with the top players at the top of the list. Leaderboards can be used to create a sense of competition and motivation for players to continue playing and improving their scores.

These are common to many trivia mobile games and quiz games.

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A quiz quest has different levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, and expert. Each level has at least 5 questions: their order and content are managed via the administrator panel. The higher the level is, the more questions have to be answered. To go to the next level, a quiz game app user has to answer correctly on a programmed minimum of questions. The logic of the quiz quest enables you to go back, pass tests for several times, and view the given answers to better memorize the information.

Additionally, the daily challenge is designed to test the users' knowledge and skills in a specific topic or area. A daily challenge is changed every 24 hours, so every day there is a new set of questions. The questions are carefully selected to be both challenging and informative, providing users with the opportunity to learn new things and improve their understanding of the subject matter. While a quiz quest can be made at any time, a daily challenge in a trivia game app can be passed only once. What’s more, we implemented a leaderboard to add some competition between the users of the quiz game app. This adds an element of friendly competition and motivates users to come back and take the daily challenge every day. Their results are displayed on the table and are automatically updated. Overall, the daily challenge is a fun and interactive way for users to learn and improve their skills, while also being able to compete with others.

After the key functionality was built, we moved on with the trivia app development process and implemented additional features. We included an in-app store where users can purchase additional lives, coins, and other items with an internal app currency. This allows users to continue playing even if they run out of lives or coins and adds an additional layer of replayability to the quiz game app. Their integration helped us ensure an amazing user experience and motivate users to play as often as possible.

successful trivia game

When the trivia mobile app was ready, it was tested for bugs and compliance with the requirements. With the help of our software testing team, we were able to quickly address any issues that arose and maintain high levels of trivia game app performance and stability. Once our software testing team was convinced that everything was great, we launched the first app version. Then, the second stage of the development process began.

In the next releases of the trivia gaming app, we added a user profile, bonus questions, sounds, and improved UI as well. Bonus questions are the third quiz game app module (besides a daily challenge and quiz quest) that provides users with the opportunity to earn additional points. When the game app user reaches a certain level result, they receive access to this feature. With the user profile feature, users can now create and customize their own profile, including their name, profile picture, and a brief bio. This allows users to personalize their experience and connect with other users on the platform. The bonus questions module is a great addition to the quiz game as it provides users with additional opportunities to earn points and rewards. These bonus questions are designed to be more challenging than the regular questions and are only available to users who have reached a certain level of proficiency in the app.

Project challenges and implementations

As you can see, we created a trivia mobile game that includes several big modules. And one of the most important decisions was to choose an architecture that would let us easily add new modules and ensure perfect app functioning. To achieve this, we decided to use a microservices architecture for our trivia mobile game. This allowed us to break down the app into smaller, independent modules that can be developed, tested, and deployed independently. Each module has its own specific functionality, and they communicate with each other through APIs. This makes it easy to add new modules or update existing ones without affecting the rest of the app. Another important aspect in app development was to ensure a seamless user experience across all the product modules. For this, we used a consistent design language and user interface elements throughout the app. This makes it easy for users to navigate and use the different features, regardless of the module they are in. In addition, we needed to make all of the product modules communicate with each other, scale, and support high loads, if required.

For that end, we built an iOS application on the Viper pattern that serves as the main architecture, and an Android–on the Clean Architecture with MVVM (Model–view–viewmodel), that provides the interaction of the UI and business logic.

Another task was to integrate user analytics tools to get a deep insight into their behavior, effectively manage the collected data, and correct the user flow. There are many great tools on the market but we chose and implemented Mixpanel and Tenjin. Together, they provide very detailed information and enable you to track plenty of things, from the most popular screens and questions to the number of times each user opens the app.

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By investigating user behavior and carrying out a statistical examination, we clarify where and how to enhance the product. Thanks to Mixpanel, for example, we defined that one question is too difficult for users: most of them couldn’t answer it, closed the game, and started using it less. Other marketing tools that we implemented were Branch for putting deep links and Taplytics for A/B testing.

It is noteworthy, that our trivia mobile game successfully works in real time. It was a real challenge in trivia app development to ensure automatic content updates in the app. For instance, if the admin creates a new set of questions or adds or changes something in the existing questions, the user will immediately see those changes.

Then, we had to decide on the issue of Internet disconnection. Imagine, you passed a number of tests in a quiz game, took first place on the leaderboard, and suddenly it was disconnected without saving. Terrible, right?

Therefore, we provided instant communication between the app and server as well as automatic data saving in case of Internet disconnection or other crashes. Since there is almost no information stored in the application, it weighs very little.

Moreover, we developed our pride, a truly powerful administrator panel. Besides the content and data management that can be easily done from here, an admin can see the user feedback as messages that are sent from the trivia game app. What’s more, the panel offers the ability to import the content, which significantly saves time.

The importance of choosing the right app development company

Developing a trivia game app is a complex process that requires a lot of planning and expertise. One of the most important decisions you will make when creating a trivia game app is choosing the right app development company. The company you choose will be responsible for turning your idea into a functional, high-performing, and engaging app that users will love.

When choosing a trivia app development company for a trivia game app project, it is important to consider their experience and expertise. Look for a company that has a proven track record of developing successful trivia game apps. It's also important to make sure that the company has experience in using the latest technologies and development frameworks. This will ensure that your quiz game is built using the latest industry standards and that it will perform well on different devices and platforms.

Another important factor to consider is the company's approach to app development. A good app development company will work closely with you to understand your vision and goals for the app. They will then use this information to develop a detailed plan that outlines the different stages of app development and the resources required to complete the project. This will help to ensure that the project stays on track and that the final product meets your expectations

Once your app is launched, it's important to have a reliable partner who can help you to address any issues that arise and make updates as needed. This will help to ensure that your app continues to perform well and remain relevant to users.

In conclusion, choosing the right app development company is crucial for the success of your trivia game app. By working with a company that has the experience and expertise needed to develop a high-performing, engaging app, you can be confident that your project will be a success. Furthermore, a company that follows a detailed development plan, uses the latest technologies and frameworks and provides ongoing support and maintenance, will ensure that your app is a hit with users.

The current project stage

Currently, we’re creating the next trivia game app version. Together with the customer, we have a number of interesting ideas that we’re going to implement during app development. We are currently working on the A/B testing of different app screens to define what the user likes the most in quiz game. Then, we’re going to integrate animations to quiz games in order to increase customer engagement.

We’re also improving this trivia game app according to the audience’s needs and expectations. For that, we monitor user feedback and mobile analytics and then polish the app up.

Thank you for reading, we’re happy to see you here!:) We hope that this trivia app development guide was useful for you. To meet in person please contact us or drop us a line for a free consultation on any issue you may have


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