Since 2020, there has been an explosion in trivia apps and websites building on an already very popular genre. The main reason behind this has been lockdowns across the globe and people looking to interact with their friends & family via a digital medium. This trend has continued with app and website trivia games continuing to dominate the charts in 2022. In addition, there has been a rise in trivia websites linking interaction to earning or staking crypto currency. All trivia projects require content and this article explores why using a professional trivia database is the best approach for your project.
I’ve Built A Trivia App – How Do I Access Trivia Content?
Write The Content Yourself
Use An Open Source Database
Lifting Content From A Website
This is very common and clearly a bad idea as any form of IP theft will ultimately result in legal issues. Publishers will have various mechanisms to protect their IP. Stealing any content is never the right way to start or run your business.
Commission Trivia Writers
User Generated Submissions
It is possible to rely on users submitting content to your site. A good example of this was the hugely popular QuizUp product from 2012. However, publishers will need a core base of content to launch the product so this is only a solution once your product is live and has traction.
Professional Trivia Database
There are a number of trivia databases on the market that cater for different niches and are the best way to quickly scale your trivia product. Any trivia database should issue you a license agreement to protect you from any IP issues and the content is ready to be integrated into your app. This solution is the best way forward if you want to create and grow a trivia business in apps or website form.
How Does A Trivia Database Model Work?
What Categories Do You Have?
The Question Co is the largest trivia database on the market and has over 500,000 up to date and relevant questions. The database is split into 20 core categories (eg Sport, Art, Entertainment, Technology, Film and TV etc) and then into 500+ sub categories (eg Film / 1980s Film, US Sport / NBA, Lifestyle / Fashion etc).
What Types of Trivia Do You Have?
✓ Image Multiple Choice – Image + Question + 4 possible answers
✓ True or False
✓ Question & Answer
✓ Who Am I