How to Make a Trivia Game App?

How to Make a Trivia Game App
Faiza Khalid
CIS engineer | Developer | Tech Writer

Are you wondering how to make a trivia game app?

According to Statista research, the global market for Trivia games will reach the value of 306.40 million US dollars in 2026. Moreover, the United States generated the highest revenue of 103.80 million US dollars in 2022.

The statistics indicate profitable opportunities for investors in the Trivia game market, especially with the younger generation’s interest in quiz games.

Make a Trivia Game App

A quiz or trivia game is a fun genre of game where players answer interesting questions on the topic of their choice. There are many trivia games on movies, TV shows, sports, geography, history, etc. 

You will take the following steps to make a Trivia game app either as a knowledge-based quiz game or a leisure game for entertainment.

Perform Market Research for your Trivia Game App Idea

You will perform comprehensive market research and analyze the trending trivia game apps. You will understand their pros and cons, the users’ demographics, current game market trends, etc.

You will polish your trivia game app idea according to your market research findings. You will focus on the features that will attract most of the target audience. Some of the key features of a trivia game include:

  • Interesting challenges for players;
  • User profiles;
  • Different levels of questions (easy, medium, hard, etc.);
  • Display of correct answers;
  • Leader board system;
  • Reward system for players;
  • Option to invite friends and earn points;
  • Integrated payment system for in-app purchases.

These are a few examples of trivia game app features. You can add more features as per your app idea. You will finalize the functional and non-functional requirements of your trivia game app in the form of a system requirements specifications document and present it to your development team.

Form a Game App Development Team

You will need a professional game developers team to make a trivia game app. You will hire the following roles in your game app development team:

  • A project manager manages the app development lifecycle process, decides the app development methodology, implements the project plan, assigns tasks to team members, etc.
  • A business analyst analyzes the current market trends and demands. A business analyst proposes solutions to improve your business product to meet the end-user requirements.
  • A UI/UX designer designs the frontend layout and user flow of the software application.
  • iOS developers build a mobile app for the iOS operating system.
  • Android developers develop Android applications.
  • Web developers code cross-platform game apps.
  • App testers test mobile apps for errors and bugs.

Choose a Development Methodology

You need to select a project development and management methodology with the help of your project manager. Agile methods are commonly used for mobile app development projects. 

As mobile games have frequently changing end-user requirements, an agile methodology called scrum will help your project manager effectively manage the development process.

Scrum methodology divides the whole development process into multiple development iterations called sprints. Developers and testers deliver deployable app features at the end of each sprint.

User feedback is of prime importance in scrum development. Developers incorporate user feedback into the subsequent iterations, and the software product improves continuously as per target market expectations.

The scrum team is a small and cross-functional group of developers, testers, and a scrum master (project manager). The scrum team conducts daily and weekly meetings to track the project’s progress and ensure the timely delivery of app features.

Our article on how to build a scrum team will help you form one for your game app development project.

Provision of App Development Infrastructure

Your development team will require a software development infrastructure that includes hosting servers, game development engines, networking tools, a memory storage system, debugging tools, etc. 

You can install these tools and resources on your premises or opt for cloud-based options. We would advise you to go with cloud-based development and hosting resources.

Cloud computing offers many advantages, which include efficient access to the latest technologies, advanced security, easy scalability, effortless maintenance, low startup costs, etc.

Cloud service providers host and maintain these computing and storage resources, and users pay for the services they avail. Businesses do not have to spend time or money on installation and maintenance and focus completely on business product development.

For example, Amazon Web Services offer multiple cloud services to help game developers build, run, and grow their games.

Some include Game Nimble Studio, Amazon Elastic Block storage for high-performance games, GameLift Hosting solutions for the low-latency game experience, custom-built security solutions like AWS Shield for managed DDoS protection, AWS Security Hub for your game’s cloud security management, etc.

You can read our article on the top cloud service providers for more information.

Design Your Trivia Game App

Your trivia game app should have an intuitive and engaging user interface. Your game designers will create a game layout, including game screens in a logical order, UI components like buttons, characters, etc., placement of the frontend components on the app screen, etc.

Your UI/UX designers will create storyboards and prototypes. Storyboards are visual game flow representations and show how each game screen will look. 

Prototypes are high-fidelity mockups of software applications and show the behavior and interaction of each app component.

Your game designers will use tools like Mixamo, FrameForge Storyboard Studio, etc., to create trivia game designs and storyboards.

Build a Trivia Game App

Your game developers will make a trivia game app as per designs produced by the design team. The development technologies and tech stacks will depend on the type of game app you decide to make. The two types of mobile apps include native and hybrid apps.

Native Mobile Apps

Native apps are built for a specific mobile operating system and give high performance according to mobile device hardware capabilities. The two mobile operating systems with the largest share in the mobile user market are Android and iOS.

Android Game App Development

Developers use Java and Kotlin programming languages to build apps for Android devices. Java is a platform-independent programming language with its own run-time environment. 

OpenJDK bundles with Android Studio, an Android development IDE, to make Android apps with Java. Your android developers should be familiar with both. 

Kotlin is a more concise programming language, and Google supports it. It is quickly becoming a favorite development language for the Android platform.

Your developers can use tools like Eclipse and Cordova IDEs, Awesome Android libraries, etc., for Android app development and testing using Kotlin and Java programming languages.

iOS App Development 

Developers use Objective-C and Swift for iOS application development. However, Apple supports and recommends Swift programming language. 

Swift is a robust language developed by Apple. It is easy to learn, offers dynamic libraries to reduce memory usage, gives improved security with fewer code crashes, has community support, etc.

Your iOS developers will use tools like XCode and AppCode IDEs, SpriteKit game engine, Swift Toolbox for libraries, CocoaPods dependency manager, Alamofire library for HTTP networking, etc., to make a trivia game app for iOS.

Hybrid Apps

Hybrid apps are cross-platform applications that run on every device. These are web apps put in a native container. Their performance is low compared to native apps built for specific mobile devices.

Your app developers will use programming languages like JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS and frameworks like React Native, Ionic, NativeScript, Flutter, etc. 

API Development and Integrations

Application programming interfaces or APIs add to the functionality and efficiency of a gaming application. 

Your game application will have backend services, data storage, content management service, etc. You can make app functionalities as APIs for easy external access and seamless internal communication and maintenance.

Your developers can use tools like Sandbox, Hoppscotch, Swagger, etc., for API development, testing, and documentation.

APIs offer easy integration with third-party or partner services and a rapid delivery model. Your developers enhance the user experience without the development of each app feature from the scratch. 

For example, your app developers can integrate Facebook and Twitter APIs for players to share their trivia game results on social media, PayPal API for payment gateway service, etc.

Database Development

Your quiz game app will need a database to store and access users’ and game data. Game apps require a database with easy elastic scalability, low latency, and high performance. Your game database should be able to handle offline data, manage complex queries, handle object relations, etc.

Your developers should be able to create database models, write data access and manipulation queries, etc. Some of the common database technologies for game mobile applications are MongoDB Realm, InfluxDB, SQLite, Couchbase, etc.

Latest Technologies

Your game app developers should also be familiar with the advanced technologies of machine learning and augmented reality. 

Machine learning will help your development team to build a personalized game experience for app users. For instance, you can make a trivia game app that advances in difficulty levels gradually according to the user’s ability.

Google Cloud AI Platform, Microsoft Azure AI Platform, H20, etc., will help your app developers to build ML capabilities into your game app through features like pre-trained ML algorithms, big data processing, model tuning and analysis, preconfigured virtual machines, etc.

Augmented reality helps augment the real environment with virtual objects to give an enhanced gaming experience to players as compared to the regular quiz game. 

Your developers can use tools like ARKit, ARCore, etc., to incorporate AR into your game app.

Test your Game App

Next, your application testers will test your game app for errors and ensure each feature works as planned. Your testers will conduct several test routines to confirm your trivia game app meets all functional and non-functional requirements.

Some of the app test procedures include usability testing, regression testing, functionality testing, security testing, performance testing, etc. Your testers will use tools like Selenium, Appium, XCTest, Automated Unity Testing, etc., to test your game app.

Deploy Trivia App for Users

Now your app development team will deploy your game app for the users. Android and iOS apps are deployed to the Google App Store and Apple App Store. Your developers will follow guidelines and policies to publish a game app on Android and iOS.

For hybrid apps, your developers will wrap the code in native containers to run on Android, iOS, Microsoft, etc.

Some good app deployment practices include the selection of the right tools, the use of a build or continuous integration server, the implementation of continuous delivery that focuses on rigorous testing, prioritization of automation of deployment tasks, etc.

GoCD, TestFlight, Fastlane, Jenkins, etc., will help your development team implement a DevOps-based app deployment pipeline.

Feedback and Maintenance 

After the trivia game app deployment, you will focus on the collection of user feedback in the form of app store reviews, surveys on social media, in-app surveys, etc.

You will incorporate end users’ suggestions into the next development iterations and improvise app features according to the users’ reviews.

You will also need to create an app maintenance plan to keep your game app active, error-free, and updated with the latest software and hardware updates.

Ready to Make a Trivia Game App?

The game app market is quite competitive. You need to offer features that captivate players for longer and increase app user retention. You will need a competent team of app developers and project managers to build such an engaging game app.

We would advise you to partner with a software development agency with experience in game app development. Why not take a look at the developers’ community of DevTeamSpace? You can either outsource your complete game app development project to our developers or hire them according to your project team’s requirements.

All our developers are skilled in the latest technologies and vetted for their expertise. You can rest assured that top-quality talent works on your trivia game app idea.

You can easily partner with these app developers by sending us your initial project specifications. One of our account managers will get back to you to further discuss how we can help you.

FAQs on How to Make a Trivia Game App

1. How do I make a Trivia quiz app?

You will conduct market research for your trivia quiz app idea and finalize the app features according to the audience’s requirements and current market trends. You will require an experienced development team. You will provide them with the required development infrastructure and your team will make your trivia quiz app.

2. Is there a free quiz maker?

There are multiple platforms that let you create a quiz. Quiz Maker is one example platform to create quizzes on different topics with an easy-to-use interface.

3. How do I create a trivia game?

Make sure that you have an engaging topic and interesting trivia questions with all the answers. You provide a multiple-choice trivia question format with a correct answer to quiz takers. You can either use a game maker to create a trivia game or build a custom quiz app with exciting features. DevTeamSpace can help you with custom game app development.

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