This week we help you find the right tool for creating online quizzes, and we see how The Washington Post is redesigning the mobile experience.

PART 1: Online quiz tools

Interactive quizzes have become a popular way to engage online audiences, and new tools are making it simple to create and embed them into news-related websites. We walk through the features of four different tools: Playbuzz, Qzzr, Sporcle and ContentTools.

Reporting by Daniel Shapiro.

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Tools included in our report:

  • PlayBuzz - Enables personality, trivia and gallery quizzes, plus polls, lists and flip cards. Free but quizzes maintain PlayBuzz branding. There’s also a customized white label option.
  • Qzzr - Enables trivia and personality quizzes, plus interactive polls available with a paid plan. Free and lower-priced subscriptions have Qzzr branding on quizzes and limit the number of responses. Top-level subscription has no restrictions. There’s also a customized white label option.
  • Sporcle - Offers personality, interpretive and trivia quizzes, with an option for quizzes to be timed. Free but with a limit of 25 public quizzes per month.
  • ContentTools - All the standard quiz formats plus more sophisticated quiz options like rankings or image caption submission and up/down voting. Basic plans begin at $50 per month. More advanced/customized options also available.

PART 2: The Washington Post for iPhone and iPad

With its new app for Apple devices, The Washington Post aims to create a different kind of experience uniquely suited to mobile reading. We get details about the design-driven approach from Cory Haik, executive director for emerging news products, and Julia Beizer, director of mobile product.

Reporting by Berkeley Lovelace and Reuben Stern.

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Reuben Stern  
Director of NYC Partnerships

Rachel Wise  
Video Editor


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