Enjoy challenging trivia games? Protobowl allows you to take your trivia knowledge to new heights. Protobowl is a realtime, multiplayer quizbowl application. Play against your friends and choose from a wide variety of topics, including science, history, literature, pop culture, and more!

With over 30,000 interesting and challenging questions, this is the perfect tool to sharpen your skills for real life quizbowl tournaments, hone your knowledge about various subjects, or simply have fun.

Because Protobowl connects to the central Protobowl service, you can play against desktop and other mobile users. You can also play by yourself for extra practice!

What's New

Version 1.1

Critical update for iOS 6 compatibility!
* Updated app to be compatible with iOS 6
* Reversed the buzz and chat buttons to be more comfortable
* Cleaned up room changing text field
* Fixed bug with the buzz log being cleared
* Improved bug with public rooms list

Thanks to all who gave feedback about the iOS 6 compatibility issue!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Great App, Small Issues


As far as the idea for the app, the functionality of it, the relatedness to actual Academic Bowl questions, and the level of practice achieved through the app, it would easily get 5 stars. However, bugs have dragged it down a bit for me. I don't like the fact that the leaderboard rarely saves your score after leaving a session for a little bit. The buzzer sometimes either doesn't work or has around a 3 second delay to work. The way the categories are divided up works amazingly, and I have achieved a much higher performance in our schools Quiz Bowl team as a result of this app. Some fixes I would do would be to make the app work more reliably on cellular data, iron out bugs with the buzzer not functioning correctly, and maybe making a category for mythology. Other than that, this app is fantastic.

Good enough


As a leading scorer on my team, I am expected to practice. How will I practice?? This app. I really really like this app. It is helpful in learning. A few down sides. There are a ton of bugs. It autocorrects my answers all the time making me get incorrect answers. Also, this app is full of trolls. I am just trying to practice and these immature trolls stop me from practicing. I must not joke around if I am going to lead my team to a winning season this year. Next, you see the same questions all the time. Once you know about 5 answers, they keep popping up. As my friends could tell you by my live Tweets, Protobowl infuriates me quite often. Does that mean I won't use the app? Of course not! I greatly appreciate Protobowl and the skillz it is giving me to be a winner this coming scho-bo season!



Impossible to start new questions on the app, rooms, accounts, and names dont always properly sync up, buzzer lags terribly taking 2+ seconds to register or multiple clicks before engaging, chat doesnt show the full message we ourselves typed, nor does it show the answers to questions long enough if someone started the next question immediately after one was answered or timed out, no ability to transfer room controls through the app either. Unless you want to be a useless player with extremely slow reaction times, and no real control, this app is terrible and shouldn't be used. Stick to a computer, or play the game on a browser instead.


Minibit Technologies
3.1 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Minibit Technologies


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