https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LarsPtzk

Why are there no speaking excercises for mobile devices?

Is it just a bug or is there a reason why there are no speaking excercises in the apps for Norwegian?

I really appreciate this kind of exercise an I would love to use it on my mobile devices (tablet/smartphone).

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring it to the apps?

April 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tattamin

As far as I know (from reading the forum), they are only available when using the Chrome browser. I certanly have never encountered them using Firefox.
I guess it s a technical matter.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NorskStudent

Yeah I've never experienced any speaking exercises for Norwegian in either the app on an Android mobile or using my PC with Firefox, though there are speaking exercises for German with both the app & Firefox on a PC.

April 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

There might not be for Norwegian

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CestrianEx

This was originally a long comment bemoaning the fact that there didn't seem to be any speaking exercises in the Norwegian course. It finally motivated me to give Chrome a proper try.

As Tattamin says above, it works! For the record, and for what it's worth, I used Chrome 44.0.2403.133 under Android 4.2.2 on an Archos 70 Xenon tablet. So I've shortened my comment to this.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tattamin

I do get speaking exercises in the French-from-German course on the android app.
They work most of the time, but I have read quite a number of complaints where certain sentences were impossible to get accepted even by replying with a recording of the sentence as given by duolingo - or others where people could say anything and it would be marked as correct.
So it is not the most reliable of features even when/where it is available.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NorskStudent

I get speaking exercises for the German course with both the app & Firefox on a PC, though I haven't had a problem with it accepting answers (unless there's background noise, than it has an extremely high reject rate).

April 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amaratea

Just my two cents: I had speaking exercises on my app as well, but I disabled them long ago. And yes, Chrome as well when I am on my pc.

April 24, 2016
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