https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Fifth Gift: Sentence Discussions on Android!

Android users, our fifth holiday gift is dedicated to you.

You can now discuss each exercise with other users. Get help, learn tricks, and express your cuteness right in the middle of a lesson :)

Also, you can now practice skills even when they're at full strength and report problems. How about that?

Update at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo

December 20, 2013

74 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/atillac

Take that iOS!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Ah, we recently got the new idiom skills. I believe it is more appropriate to say:

<h1>That will teach you iOS!</h1>

:)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

I hope you will unify the apps later. Bring the Coach to the web and to Android, and bring reports and discussions to iOS.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

They said they'll have an update at the end of January for both so I think they will unify them all then.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva

My owl is a pimp. I ain't sad.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/checkm8

Same here. I am cracking up every time this dude shows up on my phone. I wish we could buy him more bling with these lingots. One pair of shades ain*t enough.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kricketleafclean

I don't think I could do it without the little guy, he's the best coach ever.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent

Really really really great!!! :)

We'll finally have the chance to report problems and to understand why we are wrong.

Love that!!!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ArthurRey

What about discussion on iOS?!:c

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

I sure hope iOS version is not too far off.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

Tons of thanks! The best present for Android! Maybe the worst news for IOS users? :) I believe they are working to bring it to IOS ASAP.

It seems the individual exercise button is back

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HodofHod

Beat you to it! ;)

This is so awesome!! This is what I've been waiting for since I first discovered the website! (I had the app for a while before then :) )

But fifth? Did I miss the fourth?

Oh, the Russian Incubator graduation, that was fourth?

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

'Twas :)

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi

This is the best present ever!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

Yes! I love the bonus lessons too... It's hard to tell which one is greater...

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi

I definitely think this is the better gift. The app was so frustrating beforehand (as compared to the web version) because of the lack of feedback. This totally saves it.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe

Oh, there is a discussion on this. Just wanted to say you are awesome, duo staff. You really listen to us! Thank you.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlos_1998

Cool, GENIAL!!!! :D love duolingo

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

Thank you! This will make it convenient to see what other users think. Hopefully ios will be able to access this feature in the near future and express their cuteness.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Awww.... You said we're cute. Now I feel all warm inside.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

Haha :-) I was also referencing the post!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

UPDATED! This is an awesome gift! Thank you!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

Merci beaucoup! I really missed the discussion on the App. Sometimes it helps you to understand a translation. Reports on the app is also really great. :-)

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

YES YES YES!!!!!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cincyfaith

Duolingo is just getting better and better!

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Biogalaxy

Thank you very much. It's fantastic, Merry christmas to you all

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanisgod

Will this new feature ever be taken to the iOS? Eu quero que...

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

. nice . .

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/e-nawar

Cool! Thanks!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto

I'm getting the "Report a Problem" dialogue sometimes (but not always) when I'm just tapping on the text entry field in an exercise, before I even type anything or tap "check".

That aside, great update.

Update: It's also doing it sometimes when I try to tap a multiple-choice response. In that case it seems like it happens when I tap near the upper part of the fourth answer choice, which I believe is where the "Report" button shows up after an exercise. I also get the comments section if I tap to the left of the same spot, where the "Comments" button shows up after an exercise.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

What device/OS are you using?

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto

Gingerbread 2.3.6.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Thank you. This seems to be a Android 2.x bug. We can reproduce and will work on a fix.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

There is an update. And you can also know report that you answer should be accepted :-)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvheniyaZh

Thanks a lot :)

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

This is great news, and I'm kind of glad they can only discuss sentences and nothing else, hopefully only until the forums are improved, and sub-forums or sub-categories are added. Then I believe the floodgates (general discussion) should be opened for all platforms, and we can get information from individuals who are all around the world.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BritasticUK

Amazing update! :)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Next is the new web design! (I hope)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

Man, am I happy you guys did this. Good move and very well done. Thanks.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

Thank you so much. Y'all are awesome. This is such an improvement. I can finally really study using the app. Thanks so much for listening. Thanks for the discussion, thank for giving us back the chance to pratice full skills. Keep up the good work.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lilygilder

Thank you so very much.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alvarofid

Thanks for not forgetting about Android! Super! :) Thank you and Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cincyfaith

I have a suggestion for another gift, on the iphone app you can dress up your owl right? so what if whoever went on the Duolingo app on Christmas got a free Santa Claus outfit for there owl. Thumbs up if you think its a good Idea

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Yay! I noticed this! I rarely use my android for Duo, because I love the web, but I tried it because I couldn't use my computer, and Wow!! There are comments and report now! :D So great! This is fantastic! A great gift indeed! :D

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

Since a view day, i have no discussion on my Android-App. Why???

December 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackHeart01

Same in here, there are no discussions in my Samsung tablet anymore

December 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hazza_h

What was the fourth gift?

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88

Russian>English going to beta

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rambo.e

I was pleasantly surprised

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

@duolingo: its nice that you can report now, but it should be also have the option "My answer should be accepted".

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe

Click report. It does have the option if you enter an incorrect answer in a text field.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

It does have it know, with the last update! Thank you duolingo-team :-)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Is this just for IPhone? Because the IPad doesn't seem to have it :/

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/magicfiresnake

It's just for Android (for the moment, I guess)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@II_AJAX_III have the iPad 2 and the website itself works great so I don't use the app for the iPad. Have you tried that?

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

No, I have not, I will try that. Thanks

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

just in time for my holiday train rides! It's great to have the discussions all the time, thank you :)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pablobaytart

Reading the comments doubles the time spent and the learning effect!

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/koiboyy

Us iOS users demand this gift as well! And possibly a version for Windows phone users? :3

Danke!

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

I demand a version for the Commodore 64.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/francoise3

Please, Luis, I hope you don't think all of "us iOs users" demand anything. This is not true! Maybe khatsuoi was just being funny or cute so, if I misread his/her meaning, I'm sorry.

It's just that I see so many complaints bombarding the Duolingo staff. Some of them don't even ask nicely. I don't know, I guess I just want you to know that some of us see how much work you guys are doing. You didn't have to give us gifts—Duolingo is free! Completely free, no ads and so professional looking and immediate customer service. We didn't pay for any of that.

You've said that your main goal is to bring language-learning to people who are not so fortunate. It would be wonderful if everyone in more fortunate circumstances would remember that especially, at this time of year.

I'm sorry if this is sounding like a rant. I don't mean it to be. To khatsuoi, I am so sorry if I took your post the wrong way. I just saw the word "demand" and then saw red.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/koiboyy

Oh no I'm sorry if I put it out that way! Being funny/cute isn't really effective over the internet anyways... haha. I'm super glad for Duolingo as it is. I mean a completely free and wonderful service to us and the community (via translation).

Don't worry I completely understand your post so it does not sound like a rant!

I'm also glad Duolingo has such a wonderful and always helpful community. I mean I hope the Duolingo community never dies and keeps on expanding. :)

But I am sort of jealous for Android users. heehee (I'm a Windows user actually.)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Actually, that'd be pretty neat :) I just have to find my old datasette tape drive…

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday

Thank you very much - quite frankly, the app was useless without discussions

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday

By the way, would be super if you could make the links in discussions clickable as they mostly point to very useful webpages.

December 23, 2013

[deactivated user]

    You know what I'd like? To get the Fix Error option. Seriously. How long do I have to wait? I'm getting so tired of repeating lessons or reviews because Duolingo feels to need to correct my typos in English and it's really slowing my progress down at the stage I am at. Sorry if this isn't the place for this but I did open a thread for this very question a while ago and as far as I know, no one from the Duo team replied to it.

    December 23, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

    Fix mistakes option is tested, but it only returns you a half-heart if you fix your mistake correctly. What you need is a spell checker, I believe.

    December 23, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/EvheniyaZh

    Thanks a lot for this gift. I's very helpful. But is it possible to make external links work in discussions?

    December 23, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

    Ther's no Discuss button anymore:( I gues it disappeared after app update. Could it be an Anroid issue?

    January 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/javax

    The staff said that the Android's users made a lot of spam, so they disabled it temporarily

    January 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

    That's too bad:( This feature really helps in study. Will it be back?

    January 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/javax

    I'm sure it will, only that they are thinking how to avoid the comments and spam of the users. After all, is only temporarily. So, let's just wait. Maybe this month, because they've said that during January they were going to make updates in Android and Iphones.

    January 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

    Hey, we've got an update today, but there's no Duscuss button :( May be they just give us a permission to read duscussion. That will help a lot!

    January 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

    Now it's working!!!

    February 1, 2014
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