HQ Trivia, the mobile game that has taken the country by storm is facing an existential threat from a website that hosts a bot that googles and displays the answer within a second or two. It’s called Hquackand according to The Outline, it was developed by a New York-based software engineer named Jake Mor.
The site is void of anything but the image of a smartphone with a similar layout to HQ Trivia, and highlights what it perceives to be the answer when the game is in progress. Every once in a while the site will offer up a message urging users to share their link. Mor claims that Hquack is up to 82% accurate in its answers.
Mor never initially intended for the site to be a hit, or even a site at all. He told The Outline that it was initially a bot that he ran on his computer that he linked to his ownwebsite for his friends to access. He never promoted it anywhere, but word grew and his site was getting a thousand unique visitors a week and has grown significantly in the weeks that followed.
All in all, Hquack makes a pretty nice resume for Jake Mor if someone is in need of a digital designer. And remember, If you’re going to cheat, make sure you cheat responsibly so you don’t follow blindly and say that roofs are made of slinkies.