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Kahoot, education company with Austin ties, rolls out new quiz app

Posted September 14th, 2017

Just two months after Kahoot, a company with Austin ties, landed a $10 million round of funding and an acceptance into the Disney Accelerator program, it has unveiled a revamped quiz app for iOS and Android.

The Oslo, Norway-based company, which launched at South by Southwest in 2013, specializes in software that allows teachers, students and any one else to easily build quizzes that can be played online. With the new free app, a revamp of an existing one with limited features, users can now build quizzes on mobile devices and invite friends to compete via email, a messaging service or through Google Classroom, among other places. Players can also compete on their own in a single-player mode. 

A home screen on the app shows a variety of popular quizzes from about 20 million available on Kahoot for those who would rather play quizzes than build their own. Previously, users could build quizzes on the Kahoot website, but not with the company’s mobile app, which was primarily used to play the quizzes.

Erik Harrell, the CEO of Kahoot, said it’s part of an effort to make the company’s software more accessible outside the classroom. 

“Teachers and students love playing Kahoot and don’t want to stop when the bell rings,” he said. “We are excited to launch the app after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from teachers and students post our beta launch in June.”

The company says it has a user base of about 2 million teachers and about 50 million active users per month. The app is free for Apple iOS and Android devices

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