I thought speaking to the Government was scary but it actually turns out regular people work there 🙂 Okay, why am I saying this?
I decided to make an app for people taking the UK Driving Theory Test and it turns out, you can license the official question bank from the Driving Standards Agency at www.gov.uk
I got in touch by email and a nice guy called Alan replied and walked me through the process. You have to make sure the app doesn’t use official artwork, attribute the DSA etc.. and..
… you have to pay 13% royalty to the UK Government on any proceeds you make!
After Apple takes 30%, the Queen takes 13%, I probably will be left with enough to put petrol in the car…
.. but I still went on and made the app anyway and it is now live in the App Store.
Watch the video to see behind the scenes on how I got the app up and running.
1) You will see the DSA website where I got the license from
2) The actual stuff which was sent to me (See what I got instead of an API!, It’s like we are back in 1984)
3) How I managed to do the implementation in 2hrs (condensed to 4 mins)
Watch the video above and let me know what you think.
If you want to make your own Quiz/Test/Trivia app, take a look at the Quiz Maker template to give you a jump start