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Live trivia game show by the founder of Vine

#3 Product of the DayOctober 16, 2017

A new game show on iPhone. Every day at 9pm EDT. Weekdays at 3pm EDT

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  • Simon Brombergsbromberg.com
    Pros: 

    Fun, fresh, simple, free, and who doesn't like trivia games (and winning money maybe but probably not)

    Cons: 

    * Not clear what it is until you reach a live show

    * Some tech difficulties

    * If you win, amount will probably be ~$3 unless really lucky

    Only 1–2 shows per day, and times may be inconvenient depending on your location.

    They should show some sort of preview or have a tutorial / computer mode where you can play previous games.

    The app itself is pretty nice and when it works, the experience is seamless.

    Unfortunately, the games are frequently delayed and experience technical difficulties. Plus often you put the right answer but it doesn't register.

    Also, the trivia questions are not very satisfying. Who cares what company

    owns Waypoint? That's not an interesting piece of knowledge.

    Also apparently the founder doesn't know how journalism works.

    Simon Bromberg has used this product for one month.
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  • Billy MauroProduct Marketing
    Pros: 

    The competition with community and live stream and of course the cash prize

    Cons: 

    Prize money is to small.

    Would be great if there were more games each day and you could win different types of prizes. Like win an xbox, or Tesla, or $100,000.

    Also, there are so many people commenting that it doesn't really make sense. Might be better to just show an explosion of multiple profile photos of the people that got a question right after the answer is given away.

    When I played this game btw, I had about 4 other friends trying to help in order to win. Great word of mouth marketing established through that. Wonder if there is a way to gamify it with multiple friends within the app that way those "friends" wouldn't have to be in the same room as me, they could be helping me from their mobile app and incentivize them somehow.

    The hosts are great so far! They are positive energy, say the right things, and engage the audience. I like when they mention twitter followers. I think you are on to something there from a marketing perspective but could def get more creative by shouting out influential players in the game and that have large followings or previously won games in the past. Lots you can do there.

    Very impressed with the concept and execution. Well done.

    Billy Mauro has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@suzywillow and I were watching Wonder Woman until I received a push notification announcing tonight's show. The appointment mechanic is refreshing, bringing a sense of togetherness and thrill as thousands of people play together. Unfortunately I only made it four questions in. 😞 About a year ago @rus launched Hype which exhibited some of the same colorful, fun branding and live video focus. While creative, I found most of the content and creators uninteresting (a common problem with most live video streaming apps). It appears the team learned a bit from Hype and narrowed their focus on a specific format (trivia game show). That said, I'm curious to hear the backstory from @rus. 😊
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Bonus Episode of Black Mirror, HQ: https://twitter.com/Nivo0o0/stat...
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
How I wish this was available on Android!
Paul O'Brien@seobrien_mediatech · Founder, MediaTech Ventures
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Michael Sitver@msitver · I build things
This is the future. I think that companies like Snapchat have been going in the wrong direction with content: Going digital is good, but being interactive and competitive is much more important. I grew up watching a lot of game shows and wishing I could participate, so I look forward to giving this a try.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
This is pretty clever — gameshow meets Periscope!
Juan Buis@juanbuis · internet words
everything about this app is amazing — the concept, the implementation, the thrill of playing... i literally can't get enough of it