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SpeedQuizzing Hosts – Connect Day 2019

It’s taken five years to finally get around to, but to celebrate the long awaited official release of SpeedQuizzing V4, the second official SpeedQuizzing hosts meet-up will take place at 1331 Bar (13 Grape Lane, York YO1 7HU) on Friday 5th July.   Space will be limited on a first come, first served basis. A £15.. Read more


Fake music clip to catch Shazam cheats red-handed!

Players obtaining answers via Shazam at music themed trivia events is a problem What makes SpeedQuizzing stand out as the original and best Smartphone Pub Quiz / Trivia Platform is that we constantly endevour to come up with new innovations to improve the whole quizzing experience for both hosts and players alike. This requires keeping.. Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 5: New Look Live Screen

Live Screen has been a fabulous addition to SpeedQuizzing for some time, meaning you can bring a visual element to your quizzes if you have the facility to use it. In version 4 we have gone back to the drawing board on how Live Screen looks and how it works.  Previously, Live Screen was very.. Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 4: Question Previews

Something we have been asked for for quite some time is a simple addition to Version 4 which we believe everyone will be very pleased with. Now before you click to ‘Start Round’ you can preview the questions in a single window in the software.  This will allow you to have a quick glance through.. Read more


Whats new in V4? Article 3: Hot Swapping

Currently when a team want to change their device mid-game, for example their battery has run out or their mate has just turned up with a tablet instead of a phone, it is always been a bit of a pain!  In the existing version of the software, you need to firstly add a new team,.. Read more


Windows 10: Update Problems

It’s not news to some that Windows Updates cause something of a problem to the SpeedQuizzing software with regards to the registered ‘Target Computer Name’.  In this short article we will go through what to do in the event of this happening to you. If you have a Windows 10 Update, when you come to.. Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 2: Adverts

Another fantastic addition to V4 of the SpeedQuizzing software will be the adverts.  Previously, you were required to drop .jpg images into the ‘Your Adverts’ folder in advance of firing up the software and were limited to 6.  With V4 you are not restricted and will be able to easily upload and drag the images directly in the software, mid-game if required.  You can also drag and re–order them to.. Read more


Using Twitter to promote

A lot of hosts are starting to use Twitter now to promote their quizzes which is a great sign indeed but Twitter is not as straight forward as it may seem at first glance.  Whilst Facebook is fairly straight forward with how it works, there are a few things you should know about Twitter before.. Read more


The use of Wikipedia for quizzes

Very often when writing quiz questions we need to resort to the internet for confirmation that a question is factually correct.  We all know that when searching for this through Google, you’re most likely to be presented with a Wikipedia site about the subject matter. Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia which can be updated, altered and.. Read more


Hosting a Corporate Quiz event

Many of the SpeedQuizzing hosts in both the UK and the US host quizzes for corporate clients and I get asked regularly how you go about pitching the quiz to corporates and also how they are run in comparison to regular quizzes. In this article I decided to share some advice on how I have.. Read more


Is SpeedQuizzing impossible to cheat?

Three years ago we would have said “yes”, one year ago we would have said “almost”. Now in 2015 we advise hosts to “be vigilant” keeping an eye out for certain things. But in the most part, the games are still too fast for anyone to garner any real advantage by attempting to cheat. Regrettably there are a.. Read more


Introducing the all new SpeedQuizzing Question Manager

Question Manager 2.0 Many SpeedQuizzing members enjoy the ease of purchasing our quiz packs. However, creating your own content can make your event even more unique, from a pub quiz with a themed round to questions about the happy couple at a wedding. While some users may be familiar with our previous Question Manager Beta, we are pleased.. Read more


The importance of Fast Tracking in SpeedQuizzing, by Alan Leach

Introduction Even though I’ve been hosting SmartPhone Pub Quizzes for longer than anyone else, it hasn’t always been plain sailing in terms of numbers of paying customers attending my nights. I suffer the same as everyone else from students going home for holidays, big football matches coinciding with a quiz night, venues not promoting my nights.. Read more


Using Twitter to help us to help you promote your events

Twitter can be a great way of promoting your Quiz nights/Trivia events. We can help by occasionally retweeting your tweets regarding upcoming events and any other interesting quiz related info you may wish to get out there. Therefore it is recommended that you follow us @SpeedQuizzing. And then to enable us to easily follow you back you should.. Read more