Tabletquiz allows users to create and customize their own personal quizzes and surveys; each of these individual quizzes/surveys are dubbed “apps,” which should not be confused with the traditional conception of apps found in the App Store. Tabletquiz cannot be found in the App Store; it is only available through the Tabletquiz website.
There is a process for creating a quiz/survey app. First, users sign up on the website and create their quiz/survey using the site’s editor. When done, an email will be sent to the user. This email will contain the installation link, as well as an installation code. By clicking on the link and entering the code, users will be able to install the quiz/survey app through their mobile device browser and add a personalized icon to the home screen. The app can be distributed by forwarding the installation email to an unlimited number of people, who can then install the app on their mobile devices. Once the app is run, quiz/survey responses are collected, and the results can be viewed on the website and exported to Excel.
Tabletquiz is a neat concept. It offers some useful features, such as the ability to include picture, video, or audio. However, its user interface could still use a bit of polish. It’s been proven that Web apps can be successful outside of Apple’s App Store ecosystem. But the installation process for Tabletquiz involves a number of tedious steps, which most casual quiz/survey takers won’t want to take. It’s often hard enough to convince people to take a quiz or survey to begin with. To ask them to also input an installation code, and then add the app to their home screen, is a hurdle. It’s not a big hurdle, but it’s a big enough hurdle that some people will elect to simply ignore the quiz/survey, which destroys the purpose of the app. There needs to be one click access.
Also, there does not appear to be a way to create paper versions of the questions. Right now, you create the quiz or survey on the Tabletquiz website and then take the quiz/survey on your mobile device. I would prefer to have a mobile app option for creating the surveys and quizzes, not just taking them. For example, it’d be nice to create and format the quiz/survey app inside of an iPad/iPhone app, and then print out paper copies to hand out as classroom material. There could then be an option to manually enter results on the Web site. While the current Tabletquiz mobile app has potential, it could use improvement.
Tabletquiz is available now, on the Web, at www.tabletquiz.com. They currently offer one free app (i.e., quiz or survey) per user, but plan to charge a fixed price for apps in the future.