Bigger isn’t always better. Keep reading about the quiz source code, and you’ll understand why.
The app world is exciting. It’s pulsing with potential. I hear a new “success” story every week. But for every overnight millionaire made in the App Store, another hundred developers will walk away empty-handed. (I made up that stat, but you get the picture.)
Want a little free business advice? Start small.
Don’t try to put all your eggs in one app basket. Don’t use your best idea to try to make your first (or even your fifth) app. To make a really successful app, you’ll probably need a decent budget. If you are anything like I was, you don’t have that at the very beginning.
The best advice I can give is to start small, get your feet wet, and build yourself a revenue stream by making simple apps that generate reliable income.
This quiz source code is a perfect example. With a very simple reskin process, you can have a shiny new app in no time.
Pay someone else to do it!
There are a thousand and one ways you could spin a code like this. Ultimate Trivia, the original game from my friend Ryan’s studio, reached #65 in Trivia and #1290 in Games in the U.S. App Store, and was featured in the New section in the Trivia category.
I recommend zeroing in on a more niche market. Do some reconnoisance in the App Store. Do some research. Find a topic you want to roll with, then generate questions. I suggest that you start with at least one hundred. See how simple it is?
I hired someone on oDesk to comb the web for trivia about my new topic, American History, but you could do it yourself. If you do hire someone to find content for you, don’t forget to proofread. You want to make sure all your content reads naturally for a native speaker of your chosen language.
Be sure to keep the game fun.
The code pulls all of the multiple-choice answers from your answer list, so you don’t have to think up a bunch of incorrect answers. This saved me a ton of time while I was creating content for my quiz app.
That being said, be sure that you group each collection of questions so that all of the answers are “parallel.” For example, one collection I chose was state capitals. So all the correct and incorrect answers for each question are city names.
If players could choose from one city, one date, one person, and one event, then the questions would be too easy, and the game would be no fun.
The other major component of any reskin project is the redesign of the graphics. The nice thing about this code is how few assets there are to update! It doesn’t need to be too hard. The biggest pieces are a new home screen, the app background, and an icon.
Before you know it, your new app is almost done!
Here are some of the other cool features:
- iOS 7 compatible
- Universal code for iPhone, iPod, and iPad
- Chartboost ads
- Gamecenter integration
- Facebook integration
- 3 in-app purchases
- 4.5 star average (54 total ratings)
- Reskinning documentation and design assets list
- Rate My App feature included
- High replay value because the multiple-choice answers are always randomized.