https://www.duolingo.com/RuskiGermans4Eva

Question to Duolingo: Tiny cards Android

So, I've long been anticipating the release of the Tiny cards app and I was sort of disappointed to see that it was an Apple exclusive.

My question to Duolingo is: Will there be an Android version in the near future or will it just permanently be an Apple exclusive?

July 19, 2016

94 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sara548029

It's driving me crazy. I check daily to see if tinycards came out for android. I really want this app.

July 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Blauwecann

LOL My god. I just used duo lingo on the PC and this is the first time i heard about tiny cards. I couldn't find the app on the play store, thinking this is some new feature so i went google tiny cards. Now i find post from almost one year ago.. guess it will never come to android.

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hadleigh717944

Same.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shirki

It's out now. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo.tinycards

Posting in response to this comment, so that this floats to the top of the thread.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

Buuuuuut is not working on certain Android versions, I have 4.4 and is not compatible

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I'm guessing that Duolingo will release the app onto android because that's the platform Duolingo is used the most on, according to some research they did.

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

Well it's 82% of the market, so it would be practically impossible for an app that popular and cross-platform to not have the majority of its users be on Android.

July 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lazar.ljubenovic

Pretty weird they released it first for iOS, then.

There shouldn't be many bariers to creating an Android version since barriers for porting between Android and iOS are minimal (unlike Windows Phone and other operating systems), so my guess is that it won't take a long time to release.

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Gomes

oh yeah, where is tinycards for android??? it is not available yet

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Still not here.

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

11 months ... not here

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lazar.ljubenovic

The web-site is pretty great-working on mobile, too. Give it a go. You can even add it as a shortcut to your home screen and it will act like a native application.

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VinodKalat

Actually the website functionality is not at all feasible on mobile. The back button takes you right back into a deck that is finished and the navigation is terrible. Why use duolingo when Memrise gives you full functionality? And it's much better too

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jmyonemura

What is tinycards?

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

A flashcard app/website made by Duolingo.

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jmyonemura

Thank you.

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SameetMeht

I was even more disappointed yesterday when when they launched bots for learning but again for iOS and not for Android. Its as if Android is the elder step-child they kind of tolerate.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/VinodKalat

This is really sad. 5 months and not a beep. They are really mistreating the android users.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Apple is like a nerdy kid in school who gets girls for no reason at all,

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/widle

They're still advertising for an Android developer.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Gomes

it is such a sad moment :(

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt2640

Just got an email from Duolingo saying Tinycards is coming to Android and the web soon. Hopefully, this means soon in the real way.

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42

Looks like it doesn't.

October 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt2640

Yep. Maybe by the end of the year, or the end of next year...

November 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JubalEarly

It's next year. Still no news :(

February 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Gomes

I want it availables right nowwwwwwwww ;(

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Soon™

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BryanAJParry

Also, what about using it online via your computer just as we can with DL? I personally never use the DL app on either iPhone or Android.

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Snuva

When I do this, the cards freeze for some reason and I cannot advance. :-/

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mashmishka

Awaiting the android app with impatience

October 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Hi, since this is a technical question and not about language learning, could you please edit your post and change the topic to "Troubleshooting"? This way it won't clutter up the general forum plus it will help other people who search "Troubleshooting" when they have the same question. Thanks!

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RuskiGermans4Eva

Sorry about that, switched Topics ;)

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/widle

Probably "soon". Whatever that means.

https://twitter.com/duolingo/status/755439202125357056

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/oh-livi-ah

Any update on this?

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Soon™

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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This is the official facebook page for tiny cards
On facebook here is the page for Luis .
While on facebook, David Klionsky , a key member of the team associated with the development has said "We'll add Android and web eventually but for now we're just launching on iOS"

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

They should've waited to do a cross-platform release, don't you think? It's seriously weird, especially considering their $83.3M in funds raised and relationship with Google. Maybe it's coming very, very soon, but it's still rather odd to do a staggered release. Just my opinion.

July 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Peterhast

Exactly, whats funny is how they make it for a phone that barely anyone has, iphones, make up 1/8th of the market, android makes up 7/8th. Apple is like a drop in the bucket. Someone doesn't know how the market works.

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KendalJone2

Perhaps, that was how they limit the usage until they have all the bugs worked out? Sort of a forced beta test... Still three months?

Come on, Duolingo, let's get Android hooked up with bits and Tiny Cards, please!

October 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/carwile.brett

They pretty much made the iOS version the definitive version of DuoLingo, with android being the less superior version, and the web version being the stepsister that no one cares about (a mere afterthought - even though it more useful with the tips and notes ).

Anytime there is a new feature, it is guaranteed to find its way onto iOS first. In the past year or so, I don't believe that there have been any additions exclusive to web and android. Sure they released clubs for Android, but of course, that also came out on iOS and not web.

Here's the order DuoLingo releases things:

iOS > Android (Several months later) > Web (year + later) > Windows Phone (Several years later) > Amazon Fire Tablets (Never)

I'd rather have them have a cross-release, even if it meant waiting a couple more months. This is because by the time the products release on the other platforms, they aren't really that new or exciting anymore since everyone else on apple devices have already had it for a long time

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/varunrathi1

They dont care what you want or don't want. They have their maximum users on iOS Platform so anyone in the right mind would first focus on iOS and then android. Stop whining about it.

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daasbot
February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Thanks.Still waiting.Soon™

February 22, 2017

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    I would like to see also a windows phone version; it's not fair that most of apps are for a lot of devices but not for WP :(.

    July 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/lazar.ljubenovic

    It just doesn't pay off to them. WP is more different from other operating systems than iOS is different from Android, so they would need to invest more time in developing the WP version. Given the fact that WP is the least popular platform (and the numbers are actually just getting worse for WP -- even Microsoft itself basically gave up on the WP platform), they simply always have more important things to do.

    It's still a bummer people with WP can't enjoy the apps. The only suggestion I can give is to think twice next time you're buying a phone and go with Android or iOS instead.

    July 19, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Yes, i know, but time ago i didn't even know the difference between android and windows phone, my only priority was to buy a new phone because my other one broke. Next time when i will buy a new one i will surely choose android xD.

      July 20, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Gomes

      cuz WP is nothing comparing to Android or even the Iphone

      January 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Wojciech_Wawrety

      I think they'll make the android app, but I'm chafing at the bit...

      October 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/KendalJone2

      Especially since it seems like an easier design to implement than the main app itself....

      October 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/KendalJone2

      Come on you build the "clubs" feature, but still no Tiny Cards?

      January 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/VinodKalat

      It's so sad that instead of developing an Android app, Duo decided to just release a web app. I have been trying to use it on my phone for the last 2 weeks and it is a totally frustrating experience. It's second nature to me to hit a back button after finishing an exercise and it takes you right back to the previous page rather than to the previous menu. It it totally idiotic!

      March 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Snuva

      The cards don't fit very well on my phone's screen, plus for some reason they freeze partway through a stack of cards and I can't go forward. When I can get Tiny Cards to work it is really great; I wish I was part of the main app instead of seperate.

      Oh well. When I'm frustrated I'm trying to remind myself that at least I have the opportunity to learn.

      March 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Davidpoznanski

      I've just checked on the Google play store and IT'S STILL NOT THERE

      April 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/widle

      No, but you can play it in the browser.

      April 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Davidpoznanski

      Yeah but my Android Tablet has a slow browser :|

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexHooper3

      I just use my Internet browser on my phone, but it is super slow. Please make one for android

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Davidpoznanski

      Same with my Tablet :|

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

      I guess Duolingo needs volunteers to make their app for free and then put ads and subscription to charge us when they release it

      July 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/baleski

      Still waiting here :D :D

      December 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/selcukkasmak

      ı am waiting for android - Tinycards please !!!

      January 31, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/KathrinMayer13

      when is it coming? Waiting is so annoying

      June 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/SatnamSVirdi

      waiting for Tiny cards for Android !!!!

      June 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lucychamberlain

      Ahh... no Tinycards and it's been a year.

      July 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlwaysT1red

      Still no tinycards for Android one year later...

      August 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Davidpoznanski

      Thank you!!

      August 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MDonna94

      Hopefully soon

      October 13, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Karl_H

      been waiting for more than 3 months now, still now news. I guess the reason is not they didn't want to, rather they couldn't. Maybe lacks good android developers, idk.

      If you were a developer, you would know that developing and releasing an app on Android platform is way better than on iOS.

      October 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/MDonna94

      Yes. Thats true.

      November 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/mousevulinh

      Where do you get d

      February 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jules911718

      really want/need this!

      May 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandraR24403

      Does anyone know how to create a deck on tinycards? I can't figure out how to put down images.

      May 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ras.griff

      The web version just came out! Hang in there!

      May 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

      Let us use the web version in the meantime https://tinycards.duolingo.com/

      June 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/VinodKalat

      The web version is a pain to use on Android. Why waste your time on it when Memrise has a much better app?

      June 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

      Yes, I got memrise on my Android, it is much better, just posted that in case someone on PC wants to try

      June 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Daveg1960

      I have just discovered Tiny Cards on my IPad they look great. However I use Duolingo every day on my Samsung Galaxy "Android" phone, so when will we have an Android version??

      August 6, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/JVFnBn

      When will there be an app for Kindle?

      August 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Charly258104

      Hey, if you haven't seen already: on Tinycards facebook they announced that it's coming August 31, so... TOMORROW :)

      August 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

      Nice!! let's see if they add it to the existing app or if it will be a new one

      August 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Paul473461

      I was up to 777 cards, but the last couple of days Tinycards won't open for me. What went wrong ?

      February 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/SkywardGeek

      To everyone commenting on why iOS came first, it's easier to code on iOS than it is on Android, part of the flaw with android systems. Because of this a lot of developers will develop the iOS app first, then move on to android. Essentially iOS is like the prototype of what they want to develop. So we will still probably get a tiny cards app, it will probably just take a while :(

      July 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/VinodKalat

      A few weeks of delay is understandable. Months to get tiny cards and the latest duolingo functionality on Android just shows lack of attention to the platform. There are plenty of other much more complex apps on Android by smaller developers. Memrise has done a fantastic job with it's cards app.

      July 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/chauvinhdat

      ok

      September 12, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/leaded

      I don't know, maybe the problem is that there is already an Android app called tiny cards and that is the hold up.

      April 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/zet327

      There is so that may be the problem

      August 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PabloPerez456

      Nah if they wanted to they could just slightly change the name

      August 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/GerardoSeg16

      Fffff

      April 6, 2017
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