The hit-iOS app, HQ Trivia, is finally making its way to Android users. The live-streamed trivia game has started letting users pre-register for the app on the Google Play Store.
Pre-registering usually means that players will get notified the moment the HQ Trivia game is available for download. HQ took to Twitter sharing the news.
HQ for Android is coming. Pre-register now on Google Play Store.
— HQ Trivia (@hqtrivia) December 24, 2017
What Is HQ Trivia
The trivia game is an app made by Vine creators Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. It is essentially a trivia game that has live games daily at 9 p.m. EST, as well as every weekday at 3 p.m. EST.
The game is quite simple, users will be asked 12 multiple-choice questions. If one happens to get them all correct, he or she will win or split a predetermined amount of money. Usually, the pool for cash prizes vary but this week the app raised the minimum prize amount from $1,000 to $2,000.
Once players understand the ease of entering a game and the potential prize involved, it makes it easy to see why the app is so popular among users.
Is It As Great As It Sounds?
While the app has a four-star rating on iTunes, the most recent user comments tell a different story. Many of the complaints come from the game's performance. One player named Allergat0r remarked how the game's lag has just got worse over time.
“I've played this game for over a month, and at first it was a lot of fun. It was a great way to possibly win a few extra dollars and the trivia was good,” Allergat0r wrote. “However, recently, it's been riddled with lag and glitches to the point where the game is almost unplayable.”
Aside from the performance, the app is facing other issues due to one of the creator's background. Intermedia Labs, the company behind HQ, is said to be raising between $15 and $20 million at a post-money valuation. However, there is some hesitation from investors as reports have surfaced of Kroll’s behavior toward women.
A board member of Intermedia Labs, Jeremy Liew, spoke out about concerns from investors regarding Kroll’s behavior. In a statement to Recode, Liew stated that he investigated the issue and found some disheartening news but nothing that should warrant Kroll’s removal from the team.
“So in my capacity as a board member, I conducted an investigation to find out what actually happened. I spoke to about a dozen current and former Twitter execs,” Liew wrote. “The investigation was exhaustive and included the most knowledgeable primary sources. I found a good deal of negative sentiment about Colin and the Vine team and some discomfort with his behavior, but I did not find evidence that warrants his removal from the company.”