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?
It's driving me crazy. I check daily to see if tinycards came out for android. I really want this app.
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.
Posting in response to this comment, so that this floats to the top of the thread.
Buuuuuut is not working on certain Android versions, I have 4.4 and is not compatible
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This is really sad. 5 months and not a beep. They are really mistreating the android users.
Just got an email from Duolingo saying Tinycards is coming to Android and the web soon. Hopefully, this means soon in the real way.
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.
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!
Probably "soon". Whatever that means.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Memrise and Anki have duolingo language decks/courses
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 :(.
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.
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.
Especially since it seems like an easier design to implement than the main app itself....
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!
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.
I just use my Internet browser on my phone, but it is super slow. Please make one for android
I guess Duolingo needs volunteers to make their app for free and then put ads and subscription to charge us when they release it
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.
Does anyone know how to create a deck on tinycards? I can't figure out how to put down images.
The web version is a pain to use on Android. Why waste your time on it when Memrise has a much better app?
Yes, I got memrise on my Android, it is much better, just posted that in case someone on PC wants to try
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??
Hey, if you haven't seen already: on Tinycards facebook they announced that it's coming August 31, so... TOMORROW :)
Nice!! let's see if they add it to the existing app or if it will be a new one
I was up to 777 cards, but the last couple of days Tinycards won't open for me. What went wrong ?
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 :(
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.
I don't know, maybe the problem is that there is already an Android app called tiny cards and that is the hold up.