Random Trivia Generator Blog

June 2017 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to another monthly update…is what I would have said if I didn’t miss the last few months. Sorries. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users.

New Questions

This month we added 258 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website…in addition to the other 724 added over the past few months I didn’t publish any of these updates. As of this post, we are sitting at 18,488 trivia questions.

I want to thank everyone who sent in questions. I haven’t processed them all, but this month I added more than 70 user-submited questions! There are about another 100 in the queue from this month, which I will get to over the next week.

New Quizzes and Rounds

 

I have been slacking off on this, but I did publish a quiz commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday.

New Developments

Hosting has been migrated to a new server with more processing power and better connection in the hopes of improving performance. We also added a loading screen to brighten up the white page you would normally get while the site is loading.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.

March 2017 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to another monthly update. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users.

New Questions

This month we added 307 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website. As of this post, we are sitting at 17,506 trivia questions.

New Quizzes and Rounds

The following new trivia rounds and quizzes were added:

That’s another 51 questions!

New Developments

Still tagging all those tens of thousands of questions. For the eagerly, check out the preliminary implementation on the old website.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.

February 2017 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to the first of, what I hope is, many monthly update posts. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users.

New Questions

This month we added 145 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website. As of this post, we are sitting at 17,199 trivia questions.

New Quizzes and Rounds

The following new trivia rounds and quizzes were added:

That’s another 107 questions!

New Developments

We are slowly tagging all questions with specific sub-categories in preparation of one of the most requested features – sub-categories! The process is very time consuming as we need to re-evaluate each question and what general sub-categories it could be tagged under. This activity also allows us to do some double-checking of the facts and the spelling.

For the eagerly, check out the preliminary implementation on the old website.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.

Random Trivia Generator Web App

Introducing the new Random Trivia Generator

After some time in development (and a lot of holding page teasing), our new look is finally live. Welcome to the new Random Trivia Generator!

What’s New

Everything is new! Except for the tens of thousands of trivia questions which are still here. The new look was designed from the ground up to work seamlessly across all popular device platforms. So if you are using your smartphone to look up trivia questions, you no longer have to squint or zoom in to be able to read the questions.

Not only did we completely update the look, and modernized the platform, but we also added some new user-suggested features, like card view and hidden answers. Don’t worry if you don’t see that feature you really wanted. We are working on lots of new features that will be rolled out in the future.

Take the new Random Trivia Generator out for a spin and enjoy the following new features:

  • Card and List views
  • Tap-to-reveal answers in Card view
  • Customizable random quiz generator
  • Category-specific lists
  • Infinite scrolling (my favorite!)
  • Improved trivia submittal tool

Native Apps

Don’t forget to check out our newly updated native apps for iOS and Android. You get all the features above with a single touch.

Next Steps

The work doesn’t end with this update. We are shifting our focus on developing new features to make trivia nights easier and more enjoyable. But we also haven’t forgotten our #1 priority – trivia questions. While we are working on new features and rolling them out, we will also be adding new trivia questions to the database and to this blog. 

Have any questions, suggestions, or general feedback? Leave a comment below or shoot us an e-mail.

mobile RTG app

Introducing the New Random Trivia Generator App

In 2016 we worked hard to rebrand Random Trivia Generator, inject some color into the site, and bring it into the 21st Century. One of the goals of the rebrand was to make the site more accessible and usable across multiple platforms.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce the new Random Trivia Generator app, now available in the App Store and Google Play!

New Design, New Functionality!

The new app was designed to look and feel much like the desktop and mobile versions of the site, with infinite scrolling to keep you entertained for hours with over 17,000 trivia questions (with tons more coming).

This first update in over 3 years includes some user-requested features like:

  • Card and List view – ability to toggle between card view or list view to quickly scan through trivia.
  • Tap to reveal – in card view the answer is hidden until you tap on the question card.
  • Randomly generated quizzes – unlike the current, fixed-length random trivia quiz, you are able to select the number of rounds and questions.
  • User-submitted questions – additional functionality to submit single, or multiple questions to our database.
  • Category-specific views – scroll through all questions in a specific category

In 2017, we will be working to bring other user-requested features, tons more trivia questions, and improve the general usability of the site and database, so you can focus on entertaining your friends, family and guests, while we take care of the rest.

Enjoy the new Random Trivia Generator app and stay tuned for all the new features we are working on.