Here's something you might want to check out during Sunday's Super Bowl game, especially if you're a fan of the trivia contests popular at sports bars.
A Charlotte start-up has created an interactive iPhone app (there's also a web interface) called OtherScreen that lets you answer trivia questions and interact with other viewers while watching TV shows that typically draw a lot of social media participation -- shows like "American Idol," "The Bachelor," "The Voice," "The Grammys" and sporting events (national and local).
The app was developed by Chris Halligan, Garth Moulton and Andrew Gertig, who won an NC Idea technology grant for their idea last summer.
I gave it a try earlier this week during an episode of "American Idol," and I have to admit I got sucked into it pretty quickly. And I didn't do too badly, especially considering it was my only time watching "Idol" this season.