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Multi-User Quiz Application

QuizNet

The Ultimate Multi-User Quiz Application for iTouch, iPhone and iPad


Introduction

QuizNet is a network quiz game that gives you a whole new way of playing quizzes with your friends and family.

This application works on iPhone, iTouch and iPad and, whilst the game play is similar, the iPad version has additional quiz editing features and more tools for managing the game play.

The free version of QuizNet allows you to be a player and connect to a quiz over WiFi or Bluetooth to the Quiz Master running the paid version. It also allows you to have a go at being a host yourself to see how the application works and you can even switch the host into auto send so you can play a local quiz with yourself.

To allow others to connect to you as the host, you will need to purchase the full Quiz Master version.

You can also purchase additional question packs, each containing 100 more questions, to supplement those provided.


Player Mode

To join an existing quiz, simply select Join a Quiz from the Main Menu. QuizNet will then try and connect over WiFi or Bluetooth to any quizzes being broadcast. This may be your own device, if you’re playing in single user mode.

You can change the name of your team on the front screen, but you need to do this before you join a quiz.

Once you’re connected, you will get a green light and you’ll be ready to receive questions. When the Quiz Master sends you a question and reveals the four options, you can make your selection. You can change your mind as many times as you like within the thinking time, so keep your eyes on the countdown..

If the Question Master chooses to review the questions in the round, you will see your previously selected answers but you will not be able to change them.


Hosting a Quiz

To host a quiz, select Host Quiz off the Main Menu and you will see a demo quiz ready to play. Select the Broadcast Quiz button to make this quiz available. N.B. Only one user can be broadcasting at any one time within a single WiFi network. As players join your quiz, you will see the Players number increase on the top right and clicking on this will show you a list of the active players and their current scores.

To start the quiz, send the first question. You can then reveal each possible answer as you read them out by clicking on the question marks or you can reveal all options at once with the Reveal Options button. Once all options are revealed, the thinking time starts. This can be adjusted in the Upgrades and Options menu.

If you are playing a single user game you can select Auto Send, which sends each question automatically so you can stay on the player menu throughout the quiz. If you want to move quickly between the player and host menus, you can do this by shaking the phone.

There are many different ways of playing the Quiz Master – you can chose to reveal the answer at the end of each question, or you can continue to the end of the round and then review all the answers together. To do this, use the Review Question button, which reveals all the options and shows the players what their choice was. You can then put them out of their misery with the Reveal Answer button.

To move onto the next round, use the slider beneath the Round name display.

If you need to go back to a previous question at any point you can use the slider beneath the Next Question preview display.


Building a Quiz

To build a quiz, select Build a Quiz from the front menu. You will be presented with a list of quiz categories based on the number of packs you have purchased. Click on the quiz categories you want to include in your quiz – these will be ticked and there will be one round in the quiz for each category you have ticked.

The slider at the bottom of the screen controls how many questions will be in each round.

When you are finished, simply click Build Quiz underneath the slider. This will build the quiz and take you straight back to the host menu ready to broadcast it.


Hosting a Quiz

To host a quiz, select Host Quiz off the Main Menu and click on Select Quiz at the top of the screen. Select the Broadcast Quiz button to make this quiz available. N.B. Only one user can be broadcasting at any one time within a single WiFi network. As players join your quiz, you will see the Players appear in the list on the left hand side and this will also show their current score and whether or not they got the current question correct.

The screen is divided into 2 halves – the left hand side shows you a preview of the upcoming question, along with the team list. The right hand side shows you what the players are seeing as well as additional notes and controls to reveal answers.

Once all your players are attached, send the first question. You can then reveal each possible answer as you read them out by clicking on the question marks or you can reveal all options at once with the Reveal All Options button. Once all options are revealed, the thinking time starts. This can be adjusted in the Upgrades and Options menu.

If you are playing a single user game you can select Auto Send, which sends each question automatically so you can stay on the player menu throughout the quiz. If you want to move quickly between the player and host menus, you can do this by clicking on the Player Menu at the top of the screen.

There are many different ways of playing the Quiz Master – you can chose to reveal the answer at the end of each question, or you can continue to the end of the round and then review all the answers together. To do this, use the Review Question button, which reveals all the options and shows the players what their choice was. You can then put them out of their misery with the Reveal Answer button.

To move onto the next round, use the Next and Last buttons on either side of the Round display.

If you need to move between questions manually, use the Next and Last buttons above the preview window.


Building a Quiz

When you build a quiz on the iPad, you have total control over the number of rounds, the number of questions in each round and the order in which the questions appear. You can choose to either keep the rounds based upon a single category or you can pick and chose questions from any category and put them in your own custom rounds.

You can store many different quizzes and return to them at any point.

To build a quiz from scratch:

  • Select New Quiz and give it a name

  • Select the Quiz Pack and Question Sets that you want to build your quiz from

  • The quickest way to build a round is to click on the Question Set and then click on the associated double arrow. QuizNet will automatically add a round with the same name as the Question Set and take a random selection of questions from that category

  • Alternatively, you can select New Round, give it a name and then build a round from any Question Set by clicking on it, selecting the question from the list at the bottom and then clicking on the associated double arrow

  • Don’t forget to scroll through the questions to see all of them

  • You can add and remove rounds or questions within a round by selecting the relevant Edit buttons

  • You can also change the order in which questions appear in a round


Connection Issues

QuizNet uses WiFi or Bluetooth to connect to the host, it will try WiFi first and if that doesn't work it will try BlueTooth.

To work over WiFi the router needs to support Apple’s Bonjour protocol.

Only 1 host can be broadcasting within a single network at anyone time.

If using BlueTooth make sure the host and the clients have BlueTooth switched on.


Gameplay Ideas

Because of the realtime nature of QuizNet it opens up a whole new fun and dynamic way of playing social quizzes.

The host or Quiz Master has all the information at their fingertips to comment on the scores or make comments on how many people have got the current question right or wrong.

You can chose to reveal the answers and the scores after each question or you can save them up till the end of the round and then review together.

We find it more fun to review all the questions at the end of the round and then announce the scores, but during a round you can build the interest by announcing a new leader, for example.




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QuizNet Reviewed By You .....


Nice app! ★★★★★

LizberthReyes - Version - 1.1 - Oct 29, 2012


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