Gone are the days of answering pub quiz questions about 1980s football champions — Newsmeister tests users’ knowledge about the world around them in real time, and with the added fun of friendly competition.
Newsmeister announced that it has reached the 15,000 user milestone in less than three months. The trivia app presents users with three-minute long games that keep them both entertained and up-to-date with current events.
The app provides a fun and convenient way to stay on top of political and social news. The startup aims to engage people in current events whenever they have time, on the subway, in a coffee break,or relaxing on the couch at home. Since launching in May, Newsmeister’s user base has grown rapidly in the U.S., as well as in Canada, the U.K, Russia and Italy.
“Reading the news is critically important because it’s how people stay informed about what is going on in their communities and the world,” said Tim Holmgren, CEO and Founder of Newsmeister. In the app, players battle against the clock to answer questions based on trending news stories from around the world. Additionally, Newsmeister provides brief contextual information about each question topic for users to dive deeper.
“There is this widespread idea that Millennials are not interested in current events, but this is inaccurate. They just have different ways of consuming it. Newsmeister was built for this new paradigm,” added Holmgren.
The startup takes in mind today’s fast moving, mobile world, that people prefer to read the news in “discrete” sessions that are woven throughout their day. Moreover, Newsmeister delivers a social experience, as social media’s influence over what people read continues to grow. Users can invite their family and friends to compete via Facebook or email, or play with other members of the Newsmeister community. To show how you stack up, the app shows a percentage of how many players worldwide answered the question correctly.
The app is available for free download on iOS and Android. The Apple App Store rated the Newsmeister app with4.5/5 after minor beta launch glitches were rectified.