Which tech company is the first to come to mind when it's time to have a good time? That's right, Microsoft. Now the company is ready to bank on this reputation by releasing QuizToWin for Android, a "real-time quiz application," according to its Play Store page. Okay, I was joking before, but this sounds like exactly the kind of entertainment Microsoft would bring to your next company party right after it helps with catering (Panda Express, again?).

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The app could help event organizers run quizzes with multiple contestants. It lets users compete remotely, answering questions served from a central CRM system. Players can follow along on their own, keeping tabs on others via a general scoreboard.

The software looks like it belongs on Windows Phone, but this is a Microsoft product, and that's to be expected. Sure there's something a wee bit off about it, but at least it's trying to have its own sense of style. That's commendable. So play along, answer a few questions, and please try not to laugh this time.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • siddude11

    I just can't install a WP themed app in my Android. No way! D:

    • flosserelli

      Agreed. It would be pure blasphemy.

    • Himmat Singh

      Come on man. Have an open mind.

  • Stranger from a far coast

    who wants to play this when we have QuizUp on the playstore?

    • remister

      I like the Nonsense Category!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I haven't looked into in detail, but my impression is that MS's app is for party organizers who want to run quizzes and customize questions for each run. For example, if there's a big company party, you can run a quiz on your company history, and the winner will win something. QuizUp, on the other hand, is a totally independent game you'd play at your leisure.

  • Daniel Traynor

    You 'gottah give em credit for trying! :/

  • pyroguysf

    They might as well just add a button to search the question on Bing. Otherwise people are just going to open a search anyway, but probably on Google.

    • Daniel Traynor

      Definitely on Google!

    • flosserelli

      Everyone will use Google anyway because Bing search results would be completely unrelated.

  • Aooga

    Whats up with the last screenshot? Is that on WP or on Android?

    • Himmat Singh

      Perhaps the Nokia Android phone?

      • Aooga

        No, the nokia one doesn't have that lock screen. That looks like WP to me, but it's weird that they would put in in the google play screenshots.

        • Himmat Singh

          I have a WP8, and yeah it does look exactly like my lock screen (different featured apps though). I just thought perhaps the Nokia Android phones had the same lockscreen. Odd indeed to otherwise show a WP8 screenshots on Google Play!

          Then again the rest of the app looks exactly like it is running on WP8 as well.

          • Aooga

            Yeah it does. I actually downloaded it but it's so broken I can't even log in to see how it looks.

    • Android Developer

      last? all of them don't look anything similar to Android...

  • John Smith

    Next, I want to see IBM make a Golf game for Android.
    Note: I do expect very blue skies.

  • Matthew Fry

    This reminds me of the Windows 7 "Launch Party Pack." LOL.

  • Android Developer

    Wow, I wonder why it got such low ratings.
    I can't even install it for some reason.

    • Prasad Tiruvalluri

      Maybe they are Nokia X exclusives? Just kidding. It seems not to be available out of US and it seems it requires a separate login..(MS and FB don't work)..

  • MO

    Is it olny avillable in the US ?

    • shonangreg

      I'm in Japan, and I can't install it on any of my devices.

    • a

      No, its not a Google app.

  • Roy

    Could you share the apk? Is not available in my country. Thanks

  • Allen Cross