Pub Quiz is a trivia game with Global Leaderboard powered by Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows 8 features. This Windows Store application was built with HTML5/JS, Windows Azure Mobile Services, and Bing Translator Text to Speech. Have a look at the demo video and watch the power of Windows design & features take a basic trivia game to the next level.
All creative work such as windows 8 design, sounds, I am that interesting character on the live tiles, i am the thumb in the thumbs up beer mug (I'm a hand model like George Costanza) all created 100% by the entrant. Yes, i even drank the beer. Quality code fronts a scalable and reliable backend leading to no Crash Data in the Windows Store reports after 3 weeks of public use. Prolific use of Windows Design language and Windows 8 features throughout make this simple trivia game shine as the best trivia game out there.
Windows 8 features in this app
- Pin categories to Start Screen as Secondary Tiles with the Flyout control from the App Bar
- Primary and Secondary Tiles can be Live Tiles enabling recent question display.
- Application and Secondary tiles available as Wide or Square Tiles in all variations with Live Tile ON or OFF
- Metered Connection detection & support for a low bandwidth mode to respect the user and prevent unexpected or excessive data charges
- Fast and Fluid behavior with beautiful and meaningful animations from the WinJS Library used throughout the app
- Voiceover Options available via the Settings Charm - Choose from 9 accents including British, American, Canadian, Korean, Indian, or Japanese.
- Voice accent and category selection use Windows 8 roaming settings - roaming app data to bring Application State and Settings along from machine to machine seamlessly
- Share Contract enables sharing of questions to any application implementing Share Target for text
- PlayTo Contract, Source, enables game audio and voiceover to be sent to any DLNA speakers on the network through the Devices charm
- PlayTo contract, Receiver, allows pub patrons or owners to stream their own music playlist to the Pub Quiz for everyone to listen to using DLNA over the network.
- Toast Notifications for the most important activity announcements between rounds
- Fully functional in all view states Landscape, Portrait, Snapped and Filled
- Leverages Microsoft Design style based on clean typography, the Windows sillohuette, and the use of space in sizing content with alignment to the Windows 8 Grid.
- Designed for a comfortable touch posture using the BEST portions of the screen for reading and interaction areas in all view states
- Category selection via the App Bar
- Fixed Layout scales beautifully from 10" Tablets to 27" and larger displays with the viewbox control
Roadmap includes Windows Phone companion app for group venue play allowing a bar owner to put this up and have patrons play along on their phones.