Saturday, May 21, 2011

40. Lou Mongello's WDW Trivia App

Lou Mongello has done it again!  Anyone who has been following this blog has heard me mention Lou in several different articles.  He has really become a leader in the "unofficial" Walt Disney World fan community.  Lou is the creator and host of WDW Radio, which I wrote about in my very first article.  He is also the author of The Walt Disney World Trivia Books and the publisher of Celebrations Magazine.  Lou is the writer and narrator of the Audio Guides to Walt Disney World and he has recently started giving private, historical tours of the Magic Kingdom.  On Wednesday nights, he hosts the WDW Newscast, which is broadcast live and allows for interactive chatting via the internet.  In his spare time, Lou does public speaking and hosts fan meet ups in the Vacation Kingdom.  Amazingly enough, the subject of this article is about yet another new product that this talented individual has created.  It is called the WDW Trivia App and it is currently available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

In writing a blog about modern technology and Walt Disney World, I love when I have the opportunity to introduce and review new products.  The WDW Trivia App falls into this category.  There really is no better authority on the subject than Lou Mongello, who is widely known as the Disney World "trivia guy." He has built a simple yet comprehensive app that contains over 750 multiple choice trivia questions on nearly 90 attractions.  The questions are well organized.  First, you select the park you are interested in.  You will then find individual attractions listed under the land or area of the park where they reside.  You simply touch the attraction and the game begins.  Each attraction has a different number of questions, and each game ends after all the questions are answered for that attraction. You receive a score based on the percentage of questions that you answered correctly.

This app has several features that make it unique and alot of fun.  First, after you select an answer to each question you are immediately notified if you are right or wrong.  My favorite aspect of the app is that the user is rewarded with a detailed explanation of the correct answer no matter if it's answered correctly or not.  We learn something interesting about Walt Disney World after each and every question.  At the same time, it challenges us Disney World enthusiasts and can be very humbling at times.  After finishing each "game" you are invited to post your score online via Twitter.

There are two other aspects of the WDW Trivia App that I want to mention.  There is a section entitled "Did You Know" on the home screen that scrolls through interesting facts about Walt Disney.  Each bit of trivia is posted for about 10 seconds. However, the user has the ability to pause the scrolling if they want to. Finally, there is a tab labeled "More" that can be accessed from the home screen.  A simple tap will bring you to a list of a dozen links related to Lou Mongello. You can quickly access WDWRadio.com as well as the show's Facebook page and Lou's Tweets.

The WDW Trivia App is a must have for any Disney World fans with an applicable Apple device.  Not only is it a great way to pass the time, but you will surely learn something new each time to use the app.  It is certainly worth the $3.99 price tag and it has quickly become one of my Disney favorites.  Just as with everything Lou Mongello does, he has once again hit a home run with this product!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward.  See ya real soon!

1 comment:

  1. Dave, thank you for your download and review of the Trivia app! I've been working on this for quite some time and was so excited to finally release it! I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying the app, and look for even more questions and features to be added all the time!

    Thanks again, and yes... keep moving forward!

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