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Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine? app review: test your knowledge

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Introduction

One of the most popular app categories in the App Store is trivia games. There are so many different ones to choose from, both free and paid, that you’ll always find something new if you’re willing to look. Most of them are pretty standard but every once in a while you come across something that’s just a little bit different. Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine is definitely a little different. The idea behind this app is that you’re given the beginning of a phrase that someone might type in a search engine and you have to complete the phrase. It’s fun and quite challenging. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine?

Free

Trivia with a Twist

One of the most popular app categories in the App Store is trivia games. There are so many different ones to choose from, both free and paid, that you’ll always find something new if you’re willing to look. Most of them are pretty standard but every once in a while you come across something that’s just a little bit different. Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine is definitely a little different. The idea behind this app is that you’re given the beginning of a phrase that someone might type in a search engine and you have to complete the phrase. It’s fun and quite challenging. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Trivial Pursuit may be the standard by which all other trivia games are measured but it’s just one of many trivia apps available in the App Store. For an app to gain popularity in such a crowded market it has to stand out a little. If it’s is just a barely disguised copy of Trivial Pursuit it will likely get lost in the crowd. That’s why Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine is such a refreshing change; the developers of this app have created a unique way to play trivia so it really is something new.

There isn’t a lot to criticize about this app. It has a great tutorial that explains how the game is played and it has some great social media sharing tools as well. The only thing I didn’t like was the full-paged pop-up ads after every completed game. They’re definitely annoying but unfortunately not uncommon in free games. This app will require 8.7 MB of free space on your iOS device.

How to Play

When you open the app you’ll be greeted by a friendly little alien. He’s sort of the game's mascot. There’s a great tutorial that will walk you through how to play the game step-by-step, although playing the game is pretty simple. To start playing you just click on Play then select a category and a difficulty level to get started. There are more than 20 categories to choose from or you can choose all categories and your topics will be selected at random.

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The game interface looks exactly like the search field in a search engine. When you click Play a partial question will be typed in the search field. The object is for you to complete the query before your time runs out. If you do you can move on to the next level and of course if you’re wrong, it’s game over. It’s really quite addictive and like any good trivia game there appears to be an extensive catalog of questions. After playing the game for a considerable length of time I never once came across a question repeating itself. 

Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine?

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Unique trivia gameplay
  • Excellent tutorial
  • Great social media sharing tools

Cons

  • Full-page pop-up ads

Final Words

Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine is a fun trivia app with a unique style of gameplay you’ve likely never seen before. In this game you play trivia by completing simulated search queries in a variety of categories. It’s a unique approach to trivia that will keep you entertained for hours.

 

Are You Smarter Than a Search Engine?

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.