Man, I love this site but I can't do it all on my Ipad or my Windows 8 Tablet because nobody seems to support Flash anymore. Not really convenient to sit at my old Vista Desktop to practice. Suggestion: Get rid of Flash requirement.
Years away since this talk has started and Duolingo still requires Flash for speaking exercises. Even on Windows with Edge, all platforms with Chrome and Firefox or on OS X with Safari now we have native HTML5 audio. Flash should be just a fallback if you have more then 2-3% users still locked in the IceAge with Internet Bangxplorer 8.1234.
Really. I bet that almost all users on Duolingo use non prehistoric browsers committing to learn another language.
We don't like Flash either :( Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of Flash if we want to allow you to speak into the microphone. There's simply no other technology that allows this to happen. We do have an iPhone app, which works on the iPad (though it's not optimized for it).
You don't need flash to listen, only to speak into the program with a mic. My frustration is not with Duolingo which is SUPER AWESOME. Only with this transition where Flash seems to be going away but isn't gone yet so there is lots of incapatibility between stuff. I may try Chrome but is on a Windows 8 tablet which has Flash but it is VERY restricted to select sites/programs so not sure if chrome would bypass that.