Ticker Quiz: Written iPhone App Review
Newly released from EOZ Games is the finance-focused Ticker Quiz app. Think you can quickly match up stock market symbols with their corresponding company’s name? Give it a show on this fun app available through iTunes.
Here’s the basic idea for the game play in Ticker Quiz. Use your stock market smarts to solve multiple choice quizzes, matching the stock market symbol with the correct full company name. Ticker Quiz allows you to do this from either angle too, basically making two quiz modes in this app to choose from. Need some multiplayer options? Go Head-to-Head against your friends, racing against the clock to get the highest score in the allotted time (1, 3 or 5 minute intervals), then pass your device over and let them see how their scores stack up in the multiplayer mode (you can also add custom user names and more). Game Center support is included for global highscores. Users can choose from NASDAQ, NYSE US/Int, or other assorted tickers. Overall, it’s a fun blend of quiz game play and financial knowledge. It’s certainly not for everyone (how many people are familiar with common stock market symbols?) but it’s still a fun concept and handles quite well on the iOS.
Appearance and Layout:
EOZ does it again with yet another solid layout and graphic design in an app, as seen in Ticker Quiz. The timer, high scores, rank and other indicators of skill during game play are easy to spot in the corners of the screen. Screen buttons quickly respond to taps and the layout is incredibly simple to figure out from the get-go. Sound effects are appropriate and work great with the overall app theme. In short, it’s a treat for the eyes, slick and professional.
Ticker Quiz caters to a fairly small market on the iOS. Sure, the game play is solid, app design is excellent and the overall premise is amusing, but the knowledge of stock market symbols is a fairly niche area. The $1.99 price is outlandish, but it will ensure that only the truly interested will pick up this gaming stock market quiz app. Of course, for anyone hoping to better improve their knowdlege of the market’s many symbols, Ticker Quiz is one of the most excellent ways to go about doing this!
Ticker Quiz iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: