Trivia Bowl Buzzer is perfect for any fast-paced, Jeopardy!-style trivia competition (many such competitions are called Scholars' Bowl, Quiz Bowl, or Academic Bowl). Players use separate devices to buzz into the Game Host's device. Upon buzzing, the Player's device sounds and vibrates, and the Game Host's device indicates which Player has buzzed in, while preventing all other Players from buzzing in.
This app uses Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) capabilities to connect multiple iOS devices (which act as buzzers) to a central hub, eliminating the need for wired buzzer systems.
THEREFORE, Trivia Bowl Buzzer is compatible only with the following devices:
- iPhone 4S and more recent
- iPod Touch 5 and more recent
- iPad 3 and more recent
- iPad Mini (all models)
- iPad Pro (all models)
Note that devices running Version 1.0 will not be compatible with devices running Version 2.0 as a result of the added functionality in Version 2.0. It is therefore necessary that all devices update to the newest version of Trivia Bowl Buzzer.
Note also that, due to the nature of Bluetooth connections, various complications could potentially occur during gameplay. As a result, the timing of buzzing might not always be accurate (for example, distance might cause one device which actually buzzed in first not to register until after another device has buzzed in). Thus, this app should not be used for any high-stakes competition or in place of any high-accuracy buzzer system. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any questions or comments about Trivia Bowl Buzzer, kindly email triviabowlbuzzerios[at]gmail[dot]com.
Thank you very much!
- Game Host can keep track of team and individual scores using custom-defined values for "Correct," "Incorrect," "Bonus," and "Penalty."
Ratings and Reviews
A good starting point, one key feature missing
I just downloaded and paid for the host version of the buzzer app. I am a classroom teacher and really hoping to be able to display the buzzer through my Apple TV in the horizontal mode. The app will currently only display portrait, which doesn’t allow for students to see clearly. Is there any way this could be updated? We are using this for jeopardy style games, and the buzzer is essential for my competitive class as they want to be able to clearly see who buzzed in first before running out of time to answer.
This app seems to work very well although to host a game you have to upgrade. Players can use the free app. We've had a couple of instances that the players were disconnected but it was easy enough to reconnect. The time and score functions are great in the host upgrade and I look forward to a few tweaks that will add to the value of the app for any quizbowl type event or game.
Don’t let your screen sleep
This seems like a nice tool - but if you are the host and your screen goes to sleep the connection is broken and all players must reconnect. This seems like something g that should be addressed
- Harper Wallace
- 12.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Harper Wallace. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Game Host $2.99
- Team Captain $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.