QuizUp Android anger reaches fever pitch

By Posted 1 Feb 2014, 02:30

Are you starting to lose your mind over the delayed QuizUp Android release date? We were expecting the app to land on the Google Play Store at the end of January as initially promised, but unfortunately it looks like the makers still need further time.

Considering that QuizUp has already been available on iOS for months, we can imagine that the anger is starting to get to some of you. It has been a troubling pattern throughout 2013, where high profile apps release on iOS first, with developers then taking longer than expected to bring out an Android version.

QuizUp is arguably one of the best quiz-based apps available at the moment so we can understand the frustration that some of you are experiencing. We’ve been getting messages too from our readers after we published this initial report, but some of you have been having your own say on Twitter as well.

Here is some of the public outcry with regards to the disappearing QuizUp app for Android:

That last one in particular should be a bold reminder to the creators of QuizUp, that consumers never forget a promise. With the app expected to land at the end of January, there will be increased pressure to get the app out as soon as possible or face a further backlash.

Meanwhile, the latest update from the makers reads as follows:

So there we have it. Do you agree that QuizUp is the best quiz app around, or have you found something better – such as QuizDuell perhaps?

Are you disappointed that the release delay has now moved into February after the initial promises of January? Give us your thoughts below.

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  • Abhi

    Furious… Reading their Damn twitter page everyday for an update… They haven’t even give us a shortened time period yet.. Much less a date . February is 28 days Damn it!

    • don

      Well considering until recently plain vanilla was advertising a position for an android dev on their website; I foresee we will be waiting for a while still.

  • fuckexport

    All my iOS friends have already moved on from QuizUp. By the time Android gets it, there is no point for me to download.

    • Ganesh Sivamani

      The fact that 80% of smartphones now runs Android means that once it comes onto Android, there will be a massive increase in game play

  • Bee

    On a similar note.. Whatever happened to YouTube allowing temporary downloads so that you can watch videos offline? Wasn’t that supposed to be happening in November? At least quizup have addressed the delay, I can’t even find anything from YouTube about the fact that it hasn’t happened or even when/if it will!

    Note to developers; just don’t give people specific launch dates unless you can guarantee they can be stuck to!

  • Anna

    Android people: just thank you don’t own a blackberry :P

    • FunkyJunky

      Why? You can easily install a large number of android apps on BlackBerry 10 phones all you need do is download amazon app store or aptoide and see which ones work most do and better than on a lot of android phones I’ve tried.

      • Anna

        Really? I didn’t know that O.o

  • Dan

    It would be nice to vote for the quiz up app as best app but alas I have never played it. Liars!

  • http://www.microwav3d.com/ Mihir Garikiparithi

    so. When this happens, I have an immediate and irresistible urge to find the debs and shake them violently.

  • Jordan Diets

    Heard about this on NPR today and WANT!

  • thejazzking

    As a gamer, I’d rather have a product delayed and work properly, than be rushed, bugged and broken. Cf. Battlefield 4.

  • Paul

    Thing is, it doesn’t appear to be a super complex type of game (no real animation, or elaborate gameplay, modes, effects, etc.). It’s mostly a text-based (occasional images, depending on category) quiz game. How long does that take to port over from iOS to Android? I’m not a mobile developer, but it just doesn’t seem like it would be such a huge undertaking.

    BTW, I’m on iOS and have been playing since early/mid-December. But I have several friends who are on Android-based phones, and I’m eager to start playing them as well.

    • adhib97

      The problem is that they just keep on adding more and more topics instead of focusing on doing the android version. It’s taken too long now, by the time it’s released a new trending app would have released.

  • Mike

    Not that hard to write an Android game. Must be like a dude in his garage.

  • Mark Holoubek

    My guess is they want to ensure they have server capacity for all the extra players

  • Joe

    WHY DON’T THEY JUST COME OUT WiTH THE QUIZUP APP FOR ANDROID!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, AND I AM REALLY FRUSTRATED!!!! I CAN NOT TAKE THIS MUCH LONGER. I WILL SUE QUIZUP FOR IT”S MONEY BECAUSE THEY BROKE THEIR PROMISE. I WILL EAT THEM AND YOU.

  • NO

    I am living in the Philipenis, a nd we dont have the quizup app

  • YES

    Well I live in Bangcock and we do.

  • YES

    I am In Sexico and we have lots of weeds

  • YES

    What rhymes with Wenis and reminds you of heads.

    A Pe………nis

  • Rarfie

    I have heard that it is more likely to be March now for the Android app to come out. I know this has frustated a frend of mine as he has changed to android dur to contract end wanted to uplode it as it was on his other phone.

  • http://www.sargentdan.com/ Sarge

    and this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you never ever give even a vague time-line on when an app is going to have a launch date