Spot-On, an “I Spy” Inspired App, Chosen as CES Mobile Apps Showdown Finalist

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Spot-On is competing for best app while officially launching at CES. The social pop culture gaming app is an addictive mobile game that tests skills and knowledge as friends play together to spot famous people and interesting things in pictures.

Given a photo, players identify as many people and things in the photo as possible, and the best spotter wins.

Spot-On, the new celebrity “I Spy” inspired app game played with friends, officially launches this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Players test their talent by spotting famous people, places and things.

Spot-On is being showcased at the Wall of Apps (at the CES Sands Expo) where it's a finalist for best App in the Mobile Apps Showdown.

When a user starts the game they are shown photos to test their knowledge in different categories (movies, TV, sports stars, musicians, etc). Users are then matched up with like-minded players in the different celebrity categories. Given a photo, players identify as many people and things in the photo as possible, and the best spotter wins.

Spot-On allows users to put their pop culture knowledge to the test by typing what they spot and comparing results with friends. When a user matches words with their playing partner they earn points. They also earn gems to buy boosters. More badge and collectible elements are being added to future versions and gems will be used to unlock new levels.

Spot-On, one of SPOTR's apps, is designed to improve our collective knowledge, by leveraging the human capacity to identify what's interesting in a picture, and develop a vocabulary through visual semantics (i.e. "a picture is worth a thousand words") to improve how people can discover images that inspire and connect through shared emotions and humor - things that machines don't do well.

“While I enjoy many of the popular time-waster games as much as the next person, I also asked myself what if we could do something positive and constructive while playing these games,” said app creator Olivia Li. “That's when we combined our ideas for solving visual data problems with our passion for social mobile games and created Spot-On.”

Users can discover common ground with fellow players, while improving their observational skills and learning to focus on visual details.

"It's fun because you never know what picture you'll get, or the partner you'll play with,” added Li.
Online voting runs until January 7, 2015 for the Mobile Apps Showdown and Spot-On demos are being offered to CES attendees at the Las Vegas CES Wall of Apps (Sands Expo Center Lobby January 6-9) where Spot-On is a featured app.

Spot-On for iOS will be free on the App Store and will soon be available for Android. Spot-On is ad-free and no subscription is required.

SPOTR is a Montreal Startup that makes apps and games for people who enjoy discovering products, places and brands through celebrities and influencers. Its newest app, Spot-On, is a social pop culture game that lets users play a modern social version of "I Spy" with friends. Given a photo, players identify as many things in the photo as possible, and the best spotter wins.

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