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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Meet your new language tutors: the Duolingo Bots

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I’m really excited to announce the future of Duolingo and of language-learning in general: Bots!

Being able to have fluent conversations in a new language is an important learning goal. For some people, it is the goal. And yet, it’s really hard to practice this. Most of us hate sounding stupid in front of others so we avoid speaking in a new language. When I visit Brazil, I always feel shy and awkward when trying to speak Portuguese (even though I think my vocabulary is pretty good!).

And I’m one of the lucky ones. Besides producing anxiety, language conversation is a luxury most people don’t have access to. Even in the language classrooms of good schools, students usually sit silently while their teachers lecture. Speaking practice ends up being limited to those who are rich enough to travel abroad or hire personal tutors.

The Duolingo Bots are here to change that. Powered by artificial intelligence, Bots will help extroverts and introverts, rich and poor, prepare for real-world, meaningful conversations.

Thanks to your support, we’ve grown tremendously in just a few short years. But, even now, we’re just as committed to innovation as when we were a 3-person team just starting out in a cramped, Carnegie Mellon University lab.

As you guys know, our team has used machine learning to make lessons personalized since the very beginning, but I believe that these Bots will take conversational practice to another level. Unlike most chatbots so far, Duolingo Bots understand and react to thousands of unique responses. The more you interact with them, the smarter they become.

I’m excited because I believe Duolingo Bots are the most advanced way to learn a language.

Bots are available in the latest version of the Duolingo iPhone app for users learning French, Spanish, and German. Other languages are coming soon, and so are other platforms.

1 year ago

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

I hope they are coming to web soon! If so, it'd be worth the wait. When I head the chats announced, I had assumed they were coming to web, and was kinda disappointed when I found out it was IOS only. . . Oh well, I guess I'll just wait for chatbots to come to web along with TinyCards, and the characters: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10334502 (Its been a year since they announced that. . . I hope we don't have to wait that long for chatbots or tinycards!).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi_Flint
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exactly. disappointed, but not at all surprised.

1 year ago

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

Yes, I know! I literally stayed up past midnight waiting for it to update. It never did, so I went to bed, thinking it would be on in the morning (LOL I actually had dreams about using the chatbot last night). I got up REALLY early (Keep in mind I was already up late), only to find that it wasn't for web. Now, I've been like a zombie all day, and have been barely able think or function (All thanks to me getting overexcited about a duolingo feature that I don't even have access to!).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi_Flint
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hahah!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dzhocef
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It's pointless not to add these features on the website when the apps rely heavily on internet connection in the first place.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

Y'know this app is FREE, right?

1 year ago

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

Umm. . .yes I do. . .What is your point????? :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas
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So the bots and tinycards roll out on iOS and us android users get the ads? Sounds fair. =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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Ads are on iOS too, I've seen them anyway and have screenshots to prove it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/israelpolasak

No he means iOS gets everything early, and android has to wait a year+ (and theyre still not out, like the characters, and then tinycards and now chatbots) however with ads, we do get it early... :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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and android has to wait a year+

... and web version 2+ years and Windows Phone version... eternity. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

If it comes to web it comes to any platform, inc. Windows phone. The web version of Duo is more usable.

1 year ago

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Not on iPad it isn't. The website doesn't play at all well with iPad and is horrible to use, especially the lessons - but in fact the entire Duolingo website doesn't layout well with iPad. They could fix that fairly easily, but I suspect they assume iPad users will (prefer to) use the app - which is significantly better to use.

However, Beta languages only appear on the website first for several weeks, and the app lacks direct access to these discussions and the introductory notes - which for some languages, such as Welsh, are absolutely crucial!

But you are absolutely right, of course. If Bots were available on the website then everyone would have access to them, even if the interface was less than ideal on some devices.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoganMac13

La livre est rouge

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore
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Why would you even want the characters? I'm not using any Duo app and I'm glad they are not on the website.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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I think they're cute and they look fun, but for any version, be it Android, iOS, or web browsers, I think it'd be good for it to be an option with a setting to turn off for those who don't want them, like yourself.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NightcoreIsLife

whaaa?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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The way he worded it makes it look like iOS doesn't get ads, but it does. It just also gets new features first. Fine for me, because I have an iPhone, but I agree with the other comments in this thread that this is completely at odds with their goal of reaching everyone who can't afford good education, when most of the smartphones in the world are Android, especially the cheapest ones.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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iOS is generally more straightforward to develop for. Android has a plethora of different versions and device sizes. If nothing else, that takes an awful amount of testing. Nevertheless you have a valid point.

It is annoying that the apps (including iOS) don't have features the website has, such as direct access to the discussions, notes and proper reporting.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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Ads? As in adverts?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/israelpolasak

Yep as advertisements

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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I thought they said there would never be advert(isement)s?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Even in the language classrooms of good schools, students usually sit silently while their teachers lecture. Speaking practice ends up being limited to those who are rich enough to travel abroad or hire personal tutors.

I don't know which schools you visit, Luis, but I would be horrified if I encountered that as normal practice in the teaching of languages and I would not regard it as normal - and I don't just mean in the privileged west.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomTed

The classroom Luis described was my classroom experience through years of school. I supposedly had 5 years of French in school, but learnt almost nothing.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

Our Spanish class involves speaking practice, but it's very structured so there's literally only one possible correct answer. It's no better than translation exercises in my view.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/squaredsquare

And now it (...) ends up being limited to those who are rich enough (...) ... to own an iPhone.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/placeholder173

Actually, this was pretty standard in my school, and three foreign languages were compulsory. One year I had a Welsh teacher who only allowed talking when answering her questions (in the entire year, I don't think we had a single change to practice conversations) and another year I had a Spanish teacher who didn't let us write anything down; seriously, in a whole year I filled up ~20 pages of my exercise book, whereas in most other subjects I went through two or three books. They were extreme...ly bad teachers, but even the "good" language teachers only allowed us a five minutes converstation practice about once a fortnight, if we were lucky. It's no surprise that everyone hates taking languages in schools if my classes were anything to go by lol.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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I've never seen a lecture based language class in any of the classes I've been in. Wherever these are the teachers should be fired.

1 year ago

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Nor I. Not even when I was at school. I've certainly never seen a language course aimed at schools structured in that way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3
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I think this might be changing. My classes were very interactive and involved lots of conversation when I was in school, and when I became an English teacher, it was almost all speaking, mostly from the students.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KylCes
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Hej min svenska vän!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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My thoughts exactly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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True. I did secondary school French in the early 1970s and we had weekly sessions in the school's "language lab" and with the French speaking "Assistant", who, from memory, variously came from various French regions, Switzerland and Tunisia. No doubt the students learning German had access to the same facilities. When I did a year of Spanish in 6th Form we had a Spanish Assistant from Seville. As she was lodging near my home we spoke Spanish whenever we happened to meet.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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@ArueliaUK: I also did Secondary School French in the early 1970s. You certainly had significantly better facilities than us. We had no language lab or assistants, merely a single teacher in a normal classroom. When I went on to Sixth Form I had, sadly dropped languages. We were the first year of it being a Sixth Form college which had previously been the neighbouring Grammar School. Hampshire was in the final year of phasing out all Grammar Schools. I was surprised to discover only recently that some counties, notably Kent, still had Grammar Schools! I'm sure you will know to what I refer. Whilst a grammar school it had apparently been mandatory to study Latin and at least one modern foreign language. As a Sixth Form I think they had A'Level courses in Russian and Chinese (Mandarin) as well as the usual French, Spanish and German. My Secondary School was - how can I put this? - not especially aspirational!

I did later (mid-80s), whilst working near London, try Adult Education/evening classes a couple of times for French and once for German, but it didn't really work for me. This was also just in a normal classroom. They were following the BBC Language Courses, 'A vous la France' and 'Deutch Direkt’. Both teachers were native speakers and I learnt a lot of interesting things incidentally about their customs etc, but it was only two hours once a week, and once work or illness caused me to miss any time I just fell way behind. Trying to practice conversations with fellow learners really didn't work for all the reasons Luis and others have said.

I made several other attempts trying various language courses tapes, CDs books etc, over the years. Duolingo has been the only thing to prove really successful; but its lack of conversation facility meant that whilst I can now understand some languages pretty well, I couldn't really even attempt to hold a conversation. As I mentioned eksewhere, I did try Speaky but even just using text-based exchanges I found it very difficult. It's a great idea in theory, but I think you need to already be fairly advanced/confident to be able to much benefit from it. The Bots despite their (current) limitations, even after only a few days have already made me feel surprisingly more confident and despite some minor frustrations I have found it an enjoyable experience. So I'm keenly anticipating the release of the Bots for Italian, especially, and making them available on iPad. Although I fear there may be a long wait for them to appear for the non-core Pittsburgh produced courses.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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Mind you, when I was at Secondary School in the early-mid 70s, there was a Government sponsored influx of Northerners as teachers. With all manner of perks such as subsidised housing (to help with the vastly greater housing costs) car loans etc, in order to encourage them South; supposedly to meet staff shortages. There was apparently difficulty recruiting or training native Southeners because the salaries were simply too low to cover living costs. So there were times when it felt we might be learning English as a second language! ;-) Liverpool and Newcastle seemed predominant.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Well, hate to rain on your parade, but that is in fact the norm. Even in privileged or potentially rich schools one can't really force an introvert (or average speaker) to speak as easily, and they might just utter some nonsense just to get the teacher to get off their case.

Just to consider the math for this, a teacher might be lecturing an average of 30 - 40 students or less (if they are lucky). A regular weekly lecture may last 1 or 2 hours , and so even if a teacher spends as much time as possible speaking with each student, that would mean 120 / 40 , 3 minutes (perhaps 15 minutes weekly) for conversing with each student (worse case scenario). That's not counting regular assignments, and course work required, and repeating some sentences due to them not understanding. That's not even taking into account how much harder it is to learn languages that have nothing in common with each other.

Schools and teachers aren't always bad because they don't have adequate resources. The problem is that the current education system was created by applying a mass education system to a originally traditional system of master and apprentice (1:1) that would generally be more successful than any school. This means that the needs of the group outweigh the needs of the individual, and stragglers get left behind.

Other living creatures don't place such educational constraints, and so can reproduce a lot without such issues, humans on the other hand don't have that privilege.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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but that is in fact the norm.

I don't think you can claim to know what the norm is, when several other users have very different experiences.

can't really force an introvert (or average speaker) to speak as easily, and they might just utter some nonsense just to get the teacher to get off their case.

A good teacher will find exercises that suit the class and student in question, and not be so easily fobbed off.

a teacher might be lecturing an average of 30 - 40 students or less (if the they are lucky)

In exactly none of the language classes (across several countries) I've been to at school or elsewhere has the staff--student ratio been that awful. Also, I wouldn't call a language class a "lecture" exactly...

even if a teacher spends as much time as possible speaking with each student

Who said only the teachers would speak with students? As soon as you're past the very basics, students can practice with each other, with the teacher helping out as needed, and making sure they are doing what is required (see my second point above).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I wouldn't even expect them to be past the basics. In my experience pair work is normally built in from lesson 1.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Yes, in my experience, too (but at the very latest then). At which point I normally hate it, because I feel silly sitting there making these strange noises towards another person who then makes strange noises back. :-) Modern language tuition is actually too interactive for my personal liking...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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@Luscinda: You clearly haven't met my Estonian class... :-) Average age: about 60+, average silliness level: very high.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Yes, but we're not five year olds at school. :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DianaLR
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Look at your streak! Congrats!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/londoncallling

In the UK it is very normal to have 30-40 pupils in a school class.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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I don't think you can claim to know what the norm is, when several other users have very different experiences.

It is not a claim, it is a fact determined by research 1, 2. "Users" is a small, self-selected, biased, and non-representative sample. This also applies to almost every single area in the world.

A good teacher will find exercises that suit the class and student in question, and not be so easily fobbed off.

In a perfect world a teacher would have the time to spend on each and every single student, in reality they don't. It is easy to think that just because some students grasp the subject matter, all of them will. The fact is that some people may not get it even after 20 explanations. This isn't only the case in language learning, even in maths, after years of schooling a good number of students may have a very fragile grasp of many concepts.

In exactly none of the language classes (across several countries) I've been to at school or elsewhere has the staff

Perhaps in first and second world countries (or privileged schools)... Elsewhere it is likely more than normal, considering that most students learn a second language as part of regular schoolwork.

Who said only the teachers would speak with students? As soon as you're past the very basic, students can practice with each other

That's assuming two things, a) a basic good enough grasp of the language to practice with someone else, and b) motivation of students to do beyond what the teacher tells them to. Unlike something like history, language studies requires self-motivation.

It is easy enough to learn "enough" to just pass, and forget everything within 2 months or less.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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If you're going to use the phrase "determined by research", you'll have to link to something more comprehensive than one academic paper about students in one country, and a newspaper article about students in a country known for its awful track record in learning and teach languages. :-) (The second being the country where I once tried and failed to learn Russian...)

Of course users writing here are a small, self-selected sample -- my claim wasn't that all is hunky-dory in language teaching all around the world, but that your statement of what "the norm" is was already contradicted by several people here. You're the one who made the specific claim, not I. Those sources aren't really convincing proof of "the norm".

Of course some people will need many explanations and others will grasp things quickly. I don't see that as being up for debate here.

I don't know about privileged schools, since I haven't really attended any. But in my experience language classes often have a smaller number of students than, say, maths classes, since students often have some opportunity to choose between different languages.

Again, a good teacher (and I know there are many bad ones out there), will give students tasks that are suitable to their level and then make sure they do them. I don't see how language classes would require any more motivation than history. Also, most teachers would expect more than their students just "passing".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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> If you're going to use the phrase "determined by research"

I'm pretty sure you have the knowledge and skill to find many more articles on the subject at hand. Years ago, I did come across many of those when conducting academic research related to programming studies and a person's proficiency in their L1 and L2, which is by far a much harder subject to grasp with many more resources, and yet still with abysmal failure rates all over the world. In fact, years ago an ex-colleague of mine conducted (and I helped slightly) an experimental research related to improvement of vocabulary using games. The research proposal included an extensive literature review covering the worldwide difficulties of language acquisition. It is probably published by now.

> I don't see how language classes would require any more motivation than history.

History is basically just memorization and regurgitation unless the teacher or the school goes the extra mile and adds some difficult questions that require logical thought. Language on the other hand requires considerable mental thought, the basics, some knowledge of culture, and the ability to improvise with new phrases or words.

>but that your statement of what "the norm" is

In research, the "norm" or a "generalization" is determined by conducting multiple studies over several years in various contexts or countries with similar results. In fact, Prof von Ahn himself has quoted previous research that found that 1 on 1 tutoring is "always" superior to regular mass education.

Peer learning will never be superior because more often than not learners have a fragile knowledge of the subject matter.

1 year ago

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How did you get level 2 in Hindi?

1 year ago

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I learned four foreign languages at school and (apart from Latin which was only ever to be translated from) we were always encouraged to talk to each other, to sing silly little songs together, and later to discuss given subjects in the target language. Speaking is one of the four basic abilities of language acquisition, so not teaching it is pointless.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Speaking is one of the four basic abilities of language acquisition, so not teaching it is pointless.

Indeed, the problem here is teaching it effectively, which is the documented problem all over the world. Speaking often takes a backseat because it is more time consuming, and generally "speaking" it is considerably more efficient to dedicate less time to speaking and more time to prose or written assessments.

Taken literally, 3/4 of the mark could possibly come from just the other 3 areas, and people can definitely pass a language course with limited speaking skills. So for both the average teacher, and the average student, more emphasis will likely be placed on the other attaining the other 3 abilities.

In fact, Duolingo relies on this fact, and focuses more on the other 3 ....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sirveaux
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This was my experience even in a small class at a very prestigious private school. Our teacher was a fluent German teacher, but we had to rely on one another for conversation. 15 unskilled students with low vocabularies have trouble challenging each other to speak and think in a language.

My son is fortunate to be in a dual immersion class for Spanish, where he is required to speak only in that language for half of every day with his native tongue teacher and all his classmates. He has the benefits of "living" in a Spanish-speaking environment four hours a day.

1 year ago

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That describes the U.S. Here, Spanish is one of the most common second languages to study, but, because of the, at best, horrifyingly bland teaching style of most Spanish teachers, people rarely continue it past high school. I remember being in Spanish 3 my senior year of high school, about four years ago. I was legitimately the only person in the class who cared about Spanish whatsoever. I can guarantee that not one of my peers(who wasn't already a native Spanish speaker) probably only remembers the very basics, if even that. Because all Spanish was in the classroom was just another thing to be drilled in for credit so people could go to uni. Lectures were done entirely in Spanish, but the teacher spoke like a robot and people around would constantly ask what she was saying because, obviously, not caring about it and having the system fail them meant they struggled with it. Here, in California, you have to take three years of a foreign language to get credit to go to a university and that's all people wanted, just the credit.

Luis is right. Call the West "privileged" all you want but we don't get a lot of things that are necessary for learning a certain subject. Public schools are preoccupied with having you pass your standardized tests in English and math and then getting you out in 12 years. If you want to learn something meaningful beyond the factory that is our education system, you either need money, connections, and/or creativity. Of course, I can only speak for the U.S. as "the West" is made up of a lot of different countries and there are obviously exceptions.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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The specifics of the education system are different in the UK, but much of that is regretably familiar. In my case, we were unusual in that our Primary School (ages 5-11) taught us the basics of French beginning around the age of 7-8 and the teachers, although English and the same for every other subject-activity, were fairly enthusiastic and I had always beeb keen to learn foreign languages, especially French.

However, when we moved on to Secondary School (ages 11-16), I was rather shovked to discover that none of the other Primary Schools in the area had done any French whatsoever. Then the situation became almost identical to your experience. Most of my fellow pupils hated having to learn French and were disinterested and disruptive. For the first two years we largely indifferent teachers who had probably just given up all hope, the first actually a French woman, and over those two years we covered less than we'd covered at age 7! Worse still, was that when we reached the third year, we didn't cover the language at all. We were just given books to read about basic French culture (of the time) all written entirely in English!

So when it came to choosing the exam subjects for the last two years, taking French seemed pointless. Despite that, I did attempt to, but because I wanted to take sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as separate subjects, I couldn't also take French - it wouldn't fit in the timetable! In fact it was a struggle to get them to allow me to take all three sciences due to timetabling, but in the end they relented and I was able to do so - the only one in the school taking all three!

Duolingo is brilliant, but what it has always lacked is the conversational aspect until now. Fortunately, I am able to watch a lot of French TV, which helps enormously with understanding, but not with conversation. I did try Speaky for a while, but whilst great in theory, I found it difficult. Luis is absolutely right. It is the embarassment factor (and a touch of 'stage fright') that makes conversation difficult. So the structured conversation approach is a brilliant idea. It's just a little too rigid at the moment, but hopefully that will improve as the Bots 'learn'. It is a touch annoying being asked if I want to go to the museum or fun fair, but the only allowed answer being the museum. Hopefully, that will be, improved.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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I think that's sort of the story of most anglophone countries which is why our experiences and observations, though from different countries, have a lot of similarity. My area, being really close to Mexico and having tons upon tons of Spanish speakers from Mexico, you'd think the quality of Spanish education would be better. These places in the anglosphere just don't tend to put much importance on learning a foreign language, or even one that's not that foreign. The people, likewise, don't seem to care much either. With the possible exceptions of Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and such who have had their own languages and still try to preserve them to significant degrees, though I've heard horror stories from Ireland and Irish language schools similar to ours.

The bot idea is great. I'm the same with Spanish. I can understand it well, but I tense up too much to actually speak it. That and there are some really interesting elements to it that I struggle with forming myself. A shame because of all the practice I have access to. That's why these bots sound like a fantastic idea. But yeah, I have heard of chatbots that start out like that but get pretty close to seeming human once they've learned a lot more. Either way, Luis really struck gold, I think.

By the way, physics, biology, and chemistry? Man, that sounds daunting but I bet the mad scientist degree is worth it. Haha.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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Ha! :-) Actually I studied Computer Science at Uni.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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School is trash. 90% of the reason why I hate French is because of school. The way languages (and anything else) is taught in schools is trash, even in countries where the schooling system is considered "good".

Inefficiency and wasted time on useless subjects reign on schools.

The lucky ones aren't those "privileged" to go to school / "good" schools but those who enjoy private teaching. Which allows them to learn at their own pace rather than being forced to endure the snailpase of many schools.

Without exaguration I've experienced school as torture. Even to the point where I developed what I call a "sleepmode", I'd sit up and look as if I'm paying attention in class but I'd not be listening at all with my brain in a zombielike state. Going home drained of all energy and with a headace. And for those who don't get what I mean: try to listen to somebody explaining why 1+1=2 for 8 hours. And then image having to endure that for years. There's no other name for it than torture.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

i'm forced to learn Spanish at school, and it stinks. I take French just for fun, and I'm moving to France, so it could be useful. And also, if you hate French so much, then why are you learning it on Duolingo?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

what is the other 10 percent of why you hate French?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

i think every single high schooler in the world knows that "zomby like state" that you're talking about.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

I feel because they need more sleep.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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Because my education path had a large amount of French, it would be a waste throwing it away. When learning French on my own it also doesn't piss me off as much as it did at school. Out of all languages I've learned, French speaking people are the most "up the butt" about language. While my main concern is to get the message accross, many French speakers are the opposite. Even if they completely get what you said they'll still give you trouble if you don't say it the way they want you to. A duolingo example would be "aimer", for which duolingo only accept "to like" and not "to love", which is absolutely ridiculous. Another example would be "quatre-vingts" (stems from medieval math) where many French people will give you trouble for using "huitante". They perfectly understand "huitante" and it's also mainly used in some French speaking regions, but again if you don't say stuff the way they want it they get their panties all twisted up. And I absolutely hate people who feel the need to make trouble for no reason about things they 100% understand and are 100% correct.

The French also mostly just care about their language and are quite unwilling to speak different languages (there's a bit of improvement in younger generations though). In my country more than half (~60%) of the Dutch speaking population also speaks French and also more than half speak English (~53%). While the minority who have French as their native language only ~19% speaks Dutch and ~17% English!

In short: the French can be extremely annoying when it comes to languages.

P.S. my level 9 french almost completely comes from the "test out of X skills" option xD (this rewards all the xp for the skipped skills making you level up very quickly).

And yeah, being forced to learn a certain languages always sucks (even more so if it goes together with terrible teaching).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Loyso_
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"huitante" is only used in some small regions of Switzerland, and some people don't understand it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amgad
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I guess he was speaking about the 99% of schools in the world.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

hahaha (that was me laughing. not histerically, but still laughing.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zebmccorkle
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As a current high school French student in the US, I agree fully with Luis.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neio75
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I'd like to know when it will be available for android users too

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi_Flint
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NO DESKTOP BOTS?!? ....C'MON GUYS :-(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neio75
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Don't you know Duolingo loves leaving things half done?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HackedAcct

Why make it available to all users when they can get it to the richest users out there. That is their mission isn't it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/placeholder173

I saw some screenshots of it in action a while ago, it does look fun! Hopefully there'll be a web version soon, and for some other languages. Can't wait to use it when it's fully available :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
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It really is, and it is great practice to try out new vocab.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HackedAcct

In your last post you talk about keeping things free and open to as many people as possible yet every new feature is added exclusively to the most expensive platform. Maybe you should spend time developing a Mission for your company and finding ways you can actually achieve it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

):

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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Please please Kindle. I don't own a phone or a computer, don't leave me out!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Also, will this be coming to the website? Since Immersion is being removed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Many of us suspect Immersion is going to be removed - in fact I had half expected it to happen today. Still here though.

However, unless you have personal contacts in Duolingo, I don't think you can make the claim that it is being removed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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Since they haven't been willing to do anything to improve immersion they might as well remove it. What's the point if A/B testing a feature they aren't willing to maintain properly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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A lot of people still get a lot of use out of immersion even in the state it's in right now. The bots feature may be good too but I doubt it will be a substitute. I'd be very disappointed if they decide to remove immersion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I agree. In fact I thought they might bury the bad news with the release of the chatbot, but it is still here. However, this user was making a specific claim, I think without a source.

Perhaps they need to see out their CNN contract?

Or perhaps they are keeping their options open?

I don't know. But neither does this user.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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They have definitely stopped developing it, and they have said it isn't part of their product model. So the general assumption is that it's going to be removed at some point.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Sure, I assume this also. That is why I have never used it.

But it sounded like you were making the type of claim that would require a source.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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...what? What?! WHAT?!?

Does that mean my Javascript bookmark will yield 404 errors because Immersion won't exist at all anymore?! And my favorite part of Duolingo will be crunched to dust?!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Yes. That's why the A/B test has been running. It's apparently because it doesn't fit their "product model" or something.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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My rage levels are now over 9,000.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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Bots are amazing! Just gave it a short half-a-chat go for German and it seems great! However, as an intermediate learner of German going back to the basic chat, I find it frustrating that there are some words that aren't accepted, like when it came up with the sentence "Was isst Robert?" I went and replied "Robert isst Pizza" but wanted to add another sentence - "Mag Robert seine Pizza?" but the word "mag" was not accepted. Maybe it'd just be too hard to accept all possible responses, but it feels just a bit too structured and doesn't let us practice a wide range of sentence structures/vocab/grammar ideas etc.

Sorry if I sound like I'm ranting! I do love the feature on the whole :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anj199

Agreed. I could not even include "please" or "thank you" in certain responses because it wasn't part of the accepted answers

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lmhaef
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Well, after a first try, bots are not that amazing. They are certainly a great idea. Maybe too good to be true. My experience is quite the same as yours: I missed a way to skip forward. The chats may be good for absolute beginners. But at an intermediate level everything is far too limited. In a French chat I tried to add "n'est-ce pas" (isn't it) and it was refused. That is a common figure of speech! Trying around with other possibilities felt like everything except the expected straight answers to the simple questions is not understood. I agree that the possible answers are far too restricted. Let's hope for improvements, but with the promises given at the introduction of the bots, I am quite disappointed. Sorry!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neio75
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Then why you say its amazing?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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Because the concept of having a robot to talk to to improve your language learning is great, and in the later chats (which I have now gotten through to) they have a bit (although not heaps) of leeway.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MacIomhair
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Looking forward to being able to use this, but is it really coming soon for other platforms/languages or "coming soon" like the character illustrations the iOS app got over a year ago and were promised to be coming soon for the web app and Android and for more languages and which we are still waiting for?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

It's going to be "coming soon" I can tell you that much.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TadashiShichida

No point to this unless there is a version for every platform!!! Cant wait for Web Version. That would save us all.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvgeniyChe3
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Tiny cards for iPhone, Bots for iPhone... Poor people around the world don't have iPhones! Android phones are much more available for poor people. So why don't you make Android versions of your software for everyone around the World, but only for the rich northern american iPhone users? That's very strange issue...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/israelpolasak

Don't forget about the characters, which a year ago they said "will be coming soon to other platforms" beside for iOS, and I am still waiting...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doombuddha

This is the second new app to not have an android launch beside it. The last app, the tinecards, at least it's website says an andoid app is coming. However, this one didn't even say that. I understand sometimes that developers are better with one ecosystem than another, but other app developers release both side-by-side or within a week of each other.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/comeinandburn

why is it that these Apps always start out on iOS when the majority of users use Android!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomer530853
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I heared that it is much easier for app-developers to create their apps for iOS than to Android.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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You're a beast, Luis! Great work, and thanks for continuing to provide us with wonderful, free services that we can use to learn to connect with people all over the world! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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But he hasn't provided "us" with the wonderful free chatbots, he has only provided them to those who are rich enough to own an iPhone, the same people who are most likely to be able to afford to travel or to pay for teaching services which include speaking practice.

What happened to making language learning accessible to all, particularly those who have the least money and the greatest need?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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There's a certain gap that's difficult to mend, especially when your main audience must have internet access. For example, some people who are finding it difficult to make ends meet could still use Duolingo by, say, going to a public library. But if you're talking about people living in slum-like areas, I think those people have higher priorities to deal with.

Granted, there are ways they could attempt to bridge those gaps in ways that don't involve internet, but actual classes. However, Duolingo would likely have to become a for-profit organization in order to make them happen and maintain them. Or they could finally add that dadgum Donate button.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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OK, reading other comments, I realized that you were specifically referring to the iPhone platform and not just using that example as illustration. In that case, yes, I do agree that Duolingo could spread their resources more evenly among all of their platforms.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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I saw both your replies at the same time, so yes, I was referring to their practice of always rolling out the useful innovations on iPhone months if not years before the more widespread and cheaper options of pc (accessible, as you say, via public libraries) and android.

I do however, agree with you wholeheartedly that the very poorest people in the world remain disadvantaged whatever the platform and that they themselves have far greater problems to contend with than the availability or otherwise of chatbots.

It would seem that we are in agreement on all points. :-))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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I can only agree with your sentiments. Although, at one point they used to bring things to the website first - and they still only release Beta languages to the website first.

However, I suspect they (still) don't have a huge development team and either need to develop for platforms sequentially, or (as I've mentioned elsewhere) it is simply that iOS is more straightforward to develop for and thus quicker. They probably wish to see how new features pan-out and so don't wait until all versions/devices are ready before releasing. A benefit is that the Android version might be better than the iOS version once it is released, since they can learn from things they need to improve. In the case of the chat Bots, being supposedly AI-based, the delay should mean the conversations and permitted responses should improve. I know that isn't much comfort for anyone keen to use a new feature.

It also means that something goes badly wrong or is widely disliked for some reason, they only upset (for the most part) one group of users and not everyone. Also rolling out in stages means that they can be sure the servers can handle the load. Don't forget the devices are only part of new features, many things will require back-end changes as well.

I'm purely speculating, of course. What could be improved is that they could be a little more forthcoming about plans and timescales (they were happy to brief the Guardian (UK newspaper) after all, and the accuracy of their announcements.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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One other factor to bear in mind about the cheaper Android phones is that they are often (very) more limited as regards memory; both RAM and app data storage. Sometimes these restrictions are artificial in order not reduce demand for more expensive models in a range. They want to encourage you to buy or upgrade to the more expensive models. Some models restrict, or won't allow moving of app data to SD cards, meaning some apps won't even install. This can make designing apps to work optimally across different Android phones across different ranges from different manufacturers very difficult, or even mean an app won't run on the more basic models. It isn't practical to test an app with every possible combination.

iOS devices don't provide SD card storage, but do generally come with larger storage memory. They generally use better components such as more reliable and responsive glass capacitance touch-screens, whereas the cheaper Android phones use plastic and/or resistance based touch-screens.

All these factors add to the costs and generally make iOS devices more expensive, but there is no denying there is a 'brand' mark-up as well. Mind you, not all Android phones are cheap. A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may literally 'burn a hole in your pocket‘. ;-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PERIDOT_5XG

Very true

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mkarabiy

Thanks, waiting for the android app.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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With my fifth chat in French, I encountered a very officious but sadly ignorant passport/customs official who insisted I needed a visa! No matter how hard I tried to explain that as a citizen of The European Union I didn't need one, he wouldn't accept it! ;-) When I told him I didn't have one, he said it was very serious and simply kept insisting I looked until I found it.

I suspect he was actually American and thus had no idea of geography. When I tried to say I came from Le Royume-Uni, he insisted I meant Lesoto! When I tried Le Grande-Bretagne, he still insisted on Lesoto! I tried Royume-Uni and was told I meant Romanie. Tried l'Angleterre, nothing doing. Tried Angleterre but was told he only knew of Angola. Finally he accepted Grande-Bretagne, but still insisted upon a visa. Brexit hasn't happened, yet!

Anyone have the number of Le Cour de justice de l'Union européenne?

He also refused polite forms of address, not allowing me to add monsieur to the end of sentences.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Frosch0066
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I also did that one and it came up with all sorts of countries, like Laos, until it finally accepted 'Allemagne'. When I declined to have my picture taken, a mean looking 'agent' with sunglasses appeared to take me away. Lesson learned: Don't mess with French customs officers.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeHejjas
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This morning the Duolingo app updated to version 5.0.0 on both my iPhone 6 iPad Pro 9.7. I read the update description about the new Bots feature, which sounded intriguing. Previously, I had completed the German tree, and I keep it "golden" by performing repeated 'Practice' sessions daily. Since Bots was stated to be available for German, I wanted to try it out. First on the iPad (which I use most often for my Duolingo lessons) -- nothing -- the app currently functions the same as before. Then on the iPhone -- ahh, a change! -- a new icon is displayed at the bottom of the screen along with the other three old timers... I tried out the new feature and do like it a lot. I hope it will be enabled on the iPad ASAP and also on the website (which would be useful for people not having access to iOS devices)...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/meg.a.n

ah, so it's on iPhone and not iPad? That'd be the reason why i couldn't find it…

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ladywyntre

I've been frustrated, looking for the new feature on the iPad. I see I'm frustrated because it isn't there--sheesh.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-ThatFrenchGuy-

Sounds great! Can't wait for an Android version!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

mmhm, me too!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyleeWalsh1

Can't wait for android

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

agreed!

1 year ago

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The bots are a fantastic idea, but I'm going to have to put in a massive complaint about how you've actually implemented it in the iOS app.

Firstly, it hasn't been tested properly with non-stock keyboards. For example, if you're using SwiftKey the input field gets hidden behind the keyboard, which makes it unusable until you switch keyboard.

Secondly, the way the input method has been overridden makes it impossible to correct errors introduced by the input method because it's not a real text field, just something that's pretending to be one. For example, I wanted to type "¿Qué haces?" earlier, and the input mechanism kept changing it to "¿que haces?" which is incorrect. It also inserts spaces before punctuation, which is really annoying, especially if you're trying to always type things correctly including all the accents, etc.

Lastly, the "Not an accepted word" error needs to die. Just remove it. For example, your second bot on the Spanish course asked me "¿Me puedes ayudar, por favor?" to which I wanted to reply "Vale, ¿cómo puedo ayudarte?", except it won't even let me type "cómo". I can't think of a single response which isn't just "Sí" or "Vale" which doesn't include either "cómo" or "qué", so I'm very surprised that it's not accepted.

All in all, it's a good start, but it needs some serious work to make it usable. Perhaps a "Report error" button in a similar style to that which exists on the standard practice screens, allowing you to suggest valid responses?

1 year ago

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I think the issue is that if they're coding this, they can't actually accommodate all possible answers that somebody could give and verify that those answers are correct. I was wondering how they were going to handle that, but it seems "not an accepted word" is the route they took. Basically, if the answer you're about to give isn't in their (albeit very large) list of responses, you're not even allowed to type it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TwoWholeWorms
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Looking at the pile of downvotes, clearly a lot of people who have never tried SwiftKey or Swype disagree with us. :p

1 year ago

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I mean, my comment was just on how the coding of the bots worked, sometimes the downvotes on here really are absurd.

1 year ago

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Unfortunately, the list doesn't actually seem to be that big, and it really needs a "Suggest an answer" button. As I said, it's a good start, but it needs a lot of work.

1 year ago

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Not accepting certain answers has put me off this quite quickly, otherwise it would be great. But i try several perfectly good answers and it won't accept them ... I give up and use the "help me answer" function because i've no idea what they are looking for, despite my answers being perfectly fine! Frustrating.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Searlasmane

A 'report' button (either on the web or within the bot) where you can note problems would be good; for instance it just threw "d'accord" back at me as "not an accepted word". Peuh?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Steve197619

Hi. I agree. I use swype and cant see what I'm typing. The bots are a great idea though

1 year ago

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When I read "Other languages are coming soon, and so are other platforms." my head began to ache hahahahahha..... Android waiting for you to come :)

1 year ago

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Is this basically Immersion's replacement? Or is there something else in the pipeline? O.O

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShootTheMusician

Sorry, but what's Immersion? I hear of it for the first time here.

1 year ago

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On Duolingo, it is something which allows you to translate documents into or from your language. I don't believe they have it for Norwegian, but there is I believe a way to get around that. Ask this person www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShootTheMusician

Thank you! :) I understand now.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

i didn't know that Duolingo taught Norwegian. Cool!!! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShootTheMusician

It does, and it's quite amazing! You should try it if you have the wish to. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JosieSkivington

It is surrounding yourself by the language that you are learning; reading forign text, translating, changing the audio on films and so on.

1 year ago

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This sounds amazing, looking forward to it. Simultaneously though, the web version should've been the number one priority, not iOS.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Puka.-

cam't wait for the web version

1 year ago

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    Are you planning to make an online [web] version? We currently don't have any Apple products [iPhone, iPad, ect;] and I'd love to try this out [I don't get much practice with friends :( ]

    1 year ago

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    Mimics day-to-day immersion without the trauma. Terrific resource. Bien hecho, Duo. As you can see all the world is clamoring for the desktop, android, windows phone, even Kindle versions and no wonder!!! Everyone will benefit from this effort as it evolves.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KrazyKaderKat

    Are the Duolingo Bots gonna be a feature to Duolingo?? Or will they be part of the language trees?

    Can't wait for the Android version!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusanBernard

    An Android version for Italian pretty please with sugar on top!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

    Yes please!

    1 year ago

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    Hi Luis!

    Thx for the official announcement!

    Could this sticky message be (translated and) posted(*) in all other "main" forums (=of all languages)? And not only on the English forum.
    I imagine the entire community would like to have such important news. ;) And even in the case that it's only available to English speakers (at the moment?): non English speaker users would be happy to be informed too.

    Thx by advance!


    (*) in a sticky way on each general forum.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lou772780

    At this point it is very clear that non i-phone users really want the Bots on other mobil devices and everyone seems to want them on laptops. So, could we start a new discussion thread on how to use the Bots and issues that we find when using the Bots. That should help Duo improve them faster and make versions for other devices even better when they are rolled out.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/solojones1138

    87% of people in the world (and about 65% of people in America, where Duolingo is based) own Android phones. By limiting this to Apple, you are limiting this fantastic free tool to a small percentage of people. And probably the people who need it least, as Apple only makes expensive phones for rich people (who can afford paid language learning), whereas there are much cheaper Android phones.

    I am extremely disappointed in this move by Duolingo. The company's mission is supposed to be to make language learning free and accessible to a huge group of people. Instead, this is focusing on the small percentage of people in the world who can afford (or even want to use) the world's most expensive mobile platform.

    Also, a web version would be much better for conversations, as typing is much more natural on a computer. Not only that, but it would be available then to people who can't afford a mobile device, but might be able to go to a library to use a computer.

    Everything about your approach to the dissemination of these bots is antithetical to your company mission. I am very disappointed in this, and hope that you rectify it very quickly.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusVorenusX

    Just before I gave you a Lingot on that I got the dialog box asking me "are you sure you love this comment so much that you want to give away a Lingot"? Let me put it this way; I don't think I have read any comment, in any group, that I feel more entirely in agreement with than this one. Every nail, hit squarely on the head.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    I spent 2 lingots but you deserved yours back, as you started the energy exchange.

    You know the communication of the entities is more important than the entities themselves. Think how relevant are the strings the body of a guitar without the vibrations/exchange that can create a beautiful music/message.

    Now - to accelerate the vibrations. If Esperanto is the easiest to create according to Google Translate, why not create Esperanto chatbot that can aid the most energetic Egalitarian learners (that focus on the main purpose of an effective communication language)?http://googletranslate.blogspot.com/2012/02/tutmonda-helplingvo-por-ciuj-homoj.html

    Native languages usually have their concentrated areas. I expect that Esperanto would be native to ChatBots as the most effective communication language. Trying to teach them more difficult languages reduces their Self Esteem - we want stronger companions.

    Gaja.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/orde90
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    I tried the feature and it's very good but when I heard that it was an A.I. I expected something like Siri or Google Assistant which you can talk to freely. This is somewhat restricted and it doesn't allow you to write something other than the already defined phrases. Actually this is better in terms of learning since it guides you very well during the chat so you don't waste time by writing something irrelevant. It also says the A.I. gets smarter as you talk to it more, so I wonder how it is possible since it doesn't allow you to write something different than what you are given. Sometimes it asks what my favourite color is or if I have a pet. Is it the only way the A.I. gets improved? And will there be any change about how the A.I. works in the future?

    Edit: I just found this article and it gives answers to all my questions above https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/06/duolingo-chatbots-learning-language

    1 year ago

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    Thanks for the link to the Guardian article - most informative.

    I gave it a try on my iPhone with French (since it isn't available on iPad yet) and like you I found it very good, quite enjoyable in fact, but experienced similar limitations. It took a while to get used to what they were trying to achieve, but once I got that I got really drawn into it. The first problem I hit was with the small screen size I thought the guy was eating cheese in the picture. Then I thought perhaps it's a quiche, but finally discovered it was supposed to be a slice of pizza - should have guessed, they are Americans, after all. :-)

    The next problem I hit was, despite my limited conversational skills, I tried to answer ’tous les trois' which I thought was a more natural answer. Instead, I found it required me to repeat the list of food-stuffs. Hopefully, if the Guardian article you referenced is correct, it may incorporate that as a future answer. Presumably, it requires above a certain quorum of people to give similar answers before it will incorporate it as an answer? If they can get the automatic adding of alternative answers right, perhaps they might even be able to roll it out into the normal Duolingo tree - although I can also forsee some potential pitfalls with that - especially given some things some people wish added in the discussions! ;-)

    The other issue I thought I had with it turned out to actually be an iPhone issue and not with the Bots. Since I normally use an iPad for Duolingo, I am very used to using the built-in keyboard up-swipe (flick, is it seems the Apple preferred terminology) feature to enter accented characters and certain punctuation marks. I thought at first it was because Duolingo were using a custom keyboard, but unfortunately this doesn't appear to be available on the iPhone keyboard. I tried it in the Notes App, and it doesn't work there either. It makes it much slower to enter accented characters by requiring the hold-and-select method, instead. I was convinced this feature was previously also available on the iPhone. I was sure I'd tried, but it definitely doesn't work in iOS 9.3.5, so I either imagined it, forgot it didn't work or they took the feature out. I guess the smaller keys would make it more difficult. I would be interested to know if anyone else knows whether this feature used to work on iPhone prior to 9.3.5? I should point out that the flick feature only works for those keyboards for languages which have accented characters. With an English keyboard selected it only works with punctuation.

    1 year ago

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    The big limitation with the Bots, is that I fear it may take a very long time before they become available in the other languages. It appears, as with the normal Duolingo, they have gone first for the 'core' languages courses that the good folks in Pittsburgh created themselves. Therefore, I suspect all the other courses created by volunteers will require a similar set-up to that needed for creating the normal course trees. I would love to be proved wrong and I am personally very keen for the Bots feature to become available in Italian, especially - but obviously it would be even better if they could be available in every language.

    On a positive note, the Bots feature is a fantastic idea that does go a long way to fill a major limitation with the standard Duolingo course trees in providing practice in conversation. I just hope it won't be too long before it appears on iPad. I'm not entirely sure why it is limited to iPhone at the moment. Perhaps they wanted to trial it there first before roling it out more widely?

    1 year ago

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    One enhancement I think would be good is to allow tapping the good answer message to reveal what might have been considered a better answer.

    Also, it really needs a report a problem facility.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lou772780

    I have an I-phone and immediately started trying the Bot. Here are some initial reactions, in no particular order order of importance: 1) Great concept. There is a lot more that can be done with Bots over time. 2) The present Bots give you initial conversations. Sort of ice breakers so that you might feel a bit more comfortable early in the conversation. 3) If you are well into the Duo Tree, you can rack up XPs a lot faster with Bots than with lessons or the regular practice session. You get no XPs for a minimal response (like responding with Hola to Hola from the little Bot person), 1XP for a good answer and 2XPs for a great answer. 4) Unfortunately, you don't get to see what the Bot would consider great answers, unless you ask for help with your response. To work around this, you can run through a Bot conversation doing the best you can without asking for help, and then repeat it, clicking on "help" to see what Duo has as acceptable responses. It is pretty clear which responses are better. You wont get any XPs when you ask for help but you might expand the variety in your speaking (and understanding). 5) The Bot speaks to you and gives you text. Unfortunately it only takes typed responses from you. Hopefully a voice recognition capability will become available soon. It is one thing to intellectually know what to say and another to actually get it out of your mouth. 5) There are a limited number of Bots. I completed all that I could find in the first two days. 6) Like other aspects of Duo, the Bots want you to stay fairly close to the prompts from the little people you are communicating with. If you get a little too elaborate in your response, you get a "word not accepted" message. On the other hand if you have typed in a response that the Bot will accept, the "Send" button will be highlighted (In that case you will see whether you got zero, one or two XPs for your response. 7) The present Bot conversations are pretty basic but much better than what you see in phrase books because the Bots put things in context. 8) It would great if Duo could adapt the Bot conversations to your level, or your fluency or how far you have progressed on the tree. For now, you are not going to get much practice with things like verb tenses, or compound sentences (pero or y rarely work). Bots do use and accept pronouns connected to verbs. 8) The Bots are somewhat addictive. Expect to spend a fair amount of time when you start on them.

    Overall, this approach has huge potential in building confidence so that we are more comfortable starting conversations with native speakers. I agree with all the comments on getting the Bots on laptops and other systems as soon as possible.

    1 year ago

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    Great write-up. Duolingo would have done well to have included something similar in their announcement! Along with a note that it only (currently) works with iPhone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/javatete

    I'm also very sad they gave up on the "pairing users" possibility. I think it would be very useful for people, especially after they work through half or more of the tree.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/javatete

    I agree with all the positives Lou772780 has posted. It's a great idea and I think eventually it will work very well. However, in the current form I find the bots increasingly frustrating, because of the limited responses allowed. I've finished the tree, so I'd like to practice more advanced sentences. I'd also like to practice NORMAL conversations, and that simply isn't allowed. Of course, they have to start somewhere, they can't possibly plan for every single conversational angle, and I see from the article linked above that the bots are learning from the answers people try to type in. I think it was wise that they started with a limited rollout, because the requirement that I guess precisely what the bot wants to hear just tests my patience to the "throw-the-phone-across-the-room" point.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/morganrc115

    Has anybody thought of releasing a web version yet? Just for us who don't have any phones, or maybe bringing it on an Android version?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Narell1

    Bring on the Italian please ;)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mariannarelli

    Yes, please. Italian!!!!

    1 year ago

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    I don't have an iPhone but I'm curious what this feature will be like. Is there a youtube video yet of someone giving a demonstration?

    1 year ago

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    Just tried the french bot ... Thanks! That was a meaningful experience. Can't wait for the Italian bot!

    1 year ago

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    Truly exciting news, congratulations. I will await Android and/or Web.

    1 year ago

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    Duolingo needs to stop developing only for iOS first. BOTH Android and iOS at the same time please!

    1 year ago

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    Will there be a web version?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/WmEsq77

    Great idea! iPhone, iPhone, iPhone! Android users greatly outnumber (about one billion +- to 470 million iPhone users) - so when does Android get to have access to this great idea? Please let me know and thanks.

    Wm.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thyago31

    Why Duolingo do not priorize Android users?

    I live in Brazil, an emergent country, and in my country only 3% of the users use iPhones because it's very expensive and we don't have much brazilian apps to the iOS plataform. Only rich country populations (like USA and Japan) use Iphone, the rest of the world uses Android!

    Duolingo, please, don't forget the Latin America, the Africa, the East Europe and the Asia users! We don't have much money to buy an iPhone!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mariannarelli

    Italian! Italian! Italian! Please.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SMO617

    This is so great! Any updates on when Italian might be available? I can't wait!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mariannarelli

    Me, too. Italiano!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/martin887568

    Si, perfavore, Italiano

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia867952

    Please include android and web versions for Italian!

    1 year ago

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    Absolutely brilliant Duolingo Team! I, for one, welcome our new Duolingo Bot overlords!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

    You make it sound super creepy.

    1 year ago

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    Sorry about that! It's not at all creepy. Super enjoyable ... somewhat like texting with a good friend, though using the speech to text function is an even better experience.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

    Hahaha, I was kidding, and I'm sure you were too. :) :) No hard feelings!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

    do you guys know each other?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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    That’s just a paraphrasing of one of Joan Collins’ lines in the film Empire of the Ants.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

    Ah, I see. :) :)

    1 year ago

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    YOU GUYS ROCK!

    1 year ago

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    EMULATORS? Does anyone know if there is a way to get some kind of iphone IOS emulator so I can try this on my pc? I really want to try the bots like right now

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SameetMeht
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    And you disappoint again by not releasing a Web version or an Andriod version. Really iOS is not the most used platform in the world!! Does the Duolingo team have specific bias against people using Andriod, or more specifically people not using iOS devices?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas1028

    yes, i agree. we need the web version soon guys! bots is such a great idea!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BartHumphries

    There are over 3 million Duolingo Android reviews. There's barely an eighth of a million iPhone reviews. There are x24 more Android reviews. Duolingo, WTF? Why are you primarily developing an iPhone app instead of an android app?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/WillhartMo

    Why in the world would you premier this feature to a platform that struggles to maintain 10% market share?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TwilightWingz

    we really need the web version of this

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmyWeishei

    what about android app? Will it be available on it?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    Yes, they have stated they are working on it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Uncoolioca
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    Is Italian going to be one of the upcoming languages including bots?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001
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    I do appreciate your hard work. For being a free app and service, this is outstanding. You do not see this kind of excellence and dedication on most paid language apps. Thank you so much

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MonsieurGP

    What's up with the iPhone platform getting everything first? And then the long lad to Android?? It's like a 5:1 ratio. Not feeling the love here "Mr. Owl".

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LauraWiigH

    come on Android app. isn't android by far the most used in the world? Far outpacing apple?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RPD85
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    Why is there no web version? I do not use apple products, so although the idea seems great, it is useless to me and potentially many other PC user.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EnderQueen85

    Some people have different learning stratagies, and some learn differnly. Some may be visual, some may be hearing, and some may have to do the work to actually learn something. So it is nice for all three learning styles to be able to get this app and talk to a bot. Yes, it has its disadvantages, but it has its advantages to! Embrace those instead of the others.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/icemgonewrong56
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    i wish i could use this for esperanto

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    That would be good for my mother & boyfriend, who are both beginners at the language. Other languages are supposed to be coming after Spanish, German, and French, so I guess we only have to wait.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    Esperanto should be the easiest to create (according to Google Translate team). It should come soon.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TortugaCielo

    Grateful that things are still growing. Looking forward to Android. Will tell hubby about the iPhone. He'll love it!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ctmorris1999

    Do you ever think it will be possible to have more freely developing conversations. Like lets say the bot says "What's your favorite season?" and you want to say "Fall because I love the leaves," but Duolingo only allow you to say "fall" and no more. Will it be possible for the bot to respond to thought provoking conversation, maybe like Cleverbot.

    Also, could it be possible in the future to maybe have the Duolingo conversations, yet with other humans and you can have conversations with each other. You could earn XP from every 5 words you use in a desired target language, and people from the same level will be matched together. Also to keep things appropriate, people can report things such as people giving away personal information or using inappropriate language. I think this would provide the most candid practice for any language.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jmiguelasturias

    Italian for Android!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/K.McG13
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    Is there an estimated date for an Italian Bots release?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/margaret790869

    The bots have quickly become my favorite way to practice French. Thank you so much for the upgrade!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bcturner59

    I love these new language bots. Sometimes I just can't figure out what the right answer is. But that's part of the learning. Rather do this in front of the bots then in front of a real person !

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/brkcash5

    Great, another service I can't use since I'm an android user. I only sound so salty because this is obviously such a great idea, that I want to use it! Keep going Duolingo, you're chaaanging the woooorlllddd.

    and gimme android support already.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/varedodroja

    I a beginner italian adult-student. In order to amplify my once a week class I am using Duolingo. Today i just decide to write a short daily journal, in italian, to enhance my learning. I would love to send my diary to your italian bot

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/suec862843

    To Heidi409157: I just started learning French but once I feel comfortable with French, I would like to start learning Italian. If you could explain what you are writing in your journal to enhance learning a new language, I would appreciate any details. Thank you!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/varedodroja

    I call it "Caro Diario" (that is Italian for Dear Diary). I use a word document and turn on track changes function. I write a few of my day's activities. such has "Today is Thursday and it is raining. I went for a 1.5 miles walk with my dog". My italian vocab is little since I am new, so my journal (or Dear Diary) entries are simplistic, but I figured it is a good practice lesson. I will send my journal (or "Dear Diary) to my Italian teacher and have her correct my grammar. But it would be great if I could send my diary to the Duolingo bot (when they have the Italian bot available), and have the bot correct my grammar.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HenryCutter

    can;t wait for italian

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DexX
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    Really enjoyed the starter German conversations on my iPad, and looking forward to the feature coming to browser and Android. Thanks for your hard work!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HotSauce409

    Do you think there will ever be Duolingo bots on the computer?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    I really don't know. There still is no Tinycards or even the characters that have been around for much longer for iOS, I believe, so I'm not holding out a lot of hope. It might happen someday (not even sure of that), but I don't think it will be soon.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Th3mida

    How about the web version for Italians also ? The idea is great but should be also for Android and Web available...can't wait!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rubemgcfa67

    This is not just about extroverts and introverts, rich and poor... Bots will be an extremely important learning means to those interested in more - so to say - exotic or less universal languages. Lots of English, German and Spanish people around to speak and train your language skills with with, but what about Turkish, Romanian, Esperanto and similar?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    I understand your question was more general than this, but if you or anyone else reading is looking for Esperanto practice partners, either for typing or for actual talking by voice, there is a very large and active community on Telegram to be found here.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rubemgcfa67

    Wow!! Will check it out. Thank you for the hint!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ScubaDennis

    That sounds really good, I hope the Android version is comming soon :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TwilightWingz

    Leave a like ppl if u want it on the web

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

    Sounds great! Can't wait for an Android version, though.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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    Can't wait for the web version.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

    We need web version of this pleeeeaaaassseeee!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pikateru

    Web version!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

    Yeah!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/maryannstickler

    I agree. I like typing much better on my Mac! Keep working on these great innovations please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaulKlenk

    Since you operate on the Mac platform as I do, the web version lacks some of the mobile features. ALL mobile features should be included in the web version.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/animalsong

    I like my mac better too because it has a bigger screen then my iPad, iPhone, and definitely my iPod.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andrewalufkin

    Same mac is great XD

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dreydenlxxx

    verdad que si

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HarmonyJen

    I agree. I have the app, but i am on the web so much more often... although, the bots sound pretty cool.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bobbyfetta

    This has come at a good time for me - I only started learning french through a podcast 5 days ago, and this is only my third day on Duolingo (and first discovery there is a website!) but the bot's are amazing!

    I think maybe it's on app first because of how it works. At first I was a little frustrated that it wouldn't let me expand my question too much, or, answer then ask a question in reply, like a normal conversation; it has a finite list of acceptable answers for each bot question in the conversation.

    Having used it for a couple of days though, it's very good for noobs like me because whilst it doesn't let you reply whatever you want, it does force you to get out of your comfort zone a bit. One thing you can do is see the words it knows if you get stuck or if you want to expand your answer, that's been great for my early days vocab!

    Thanks Duolingo - excellent feature!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/funny-tigre

    They even have voices?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Abear87

    D'accord

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Serenity907

    true that if --What

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/williamhawk

    eso es cien por ciento verdadero

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShakoM
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    • Web version!
    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

    Yep!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Telisa7
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    Yes, Please!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/youngthree

    Verdad

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cam242478

    i love you

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nih160

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss we need it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrancescoDT

    WEB!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AsuraLouise

    pleeeeaseee

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/evelynwangx

    yes, please!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/williamhawk

    agreed

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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    The thing with a web version is you can access it from iOS and Android until it makes it to the platform specific app. Why isn't available on the web first?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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    Not that I'm defending it, but apps are sort of the cutting edge thing. It's the new frontier. You can access websites from mobile devices but apps are almost uniquely mobile. My guess would be that they're going suuuuuper hard in the paint to appeal to the casual mobile user. Maybe an effective business model on paper but it doesn't seem very logical or efficient in practice. I get the feeling that web versions of things like this will soon become obsolete and just not done, unfortunately. Even Windows 10 allows you to use apps on a PC.

    But I agree that a web version first would have made more sense. I, not having a mobile device, certainly would have appreciated it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ngarrang
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    Mobile Apps are not cutting edge, they are a retread of an old concept before computers were networked or barely networked. A web browser represented a major step forward in that a user only needed one application installed on their computer (the browser) and it could access all of the internet's resources.

    iOS and Android apps represent a step BACKWARDS because now you are tied to a specific piece of software to access a particular internet resource. Mobile apps represent a walled-garden, a limitation that a company will place on how their resource is accessed. "You do it our way, or you don't get it."

    No, mobile apps are about as cutting edge as someone that still runs DOS and WordPerfect.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusVorenusX

    Agreed. It's even worse that this was first made as an IOS app, something that seems to be driven (and not just at DL) by the thought process of "oh it's Apple, it must be cool". But the reality is that Apple has about a 17% market share in mobiles, Android has about an 80% share. So for every 1 DL user who can access this, 4 can't, and that's not even counting those who don't have Smart Phones in the first place. Had it been made a "Web First" development then 100% of DL users would have access to it from the start. There are reasons for developing apps (you have more control over what they can do) but they should always be as an "extra bells and whistles" option built onto a web offering.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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    I'm not talking about it from a technological standpoint. If I were, I would agree with you. My point is being made in regards to the average consumer, to which mobile apps are the new cool thing. Or, as a said, "cutting edge."

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Margolf

    not to mention that not everyone can afford the fancy phones

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caversham
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    Haven't got a mobile device either - hope a web version will appear soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ABelleCat

    me too

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyMMM2015
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    same here

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Avared

    i know what about us non mobile device people

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jepkatoj
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    As of 3 years ago, less than half of their user base was on iOS, and 1 in 4 were on the web (presumably with overlap). Source: http://i.imgur.com/IY6GXTn.png

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ABelleCat

    i tottaly agree with making web version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewChu3

    An "App" on windows is only what it is called. you still cant use an ios app on windows.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ABelleCat

    me too

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GRIFFINCON2

    I love frontier!

    1 year ago

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

    Very true. . . that'd make a lot more sense than what they have done with the chat bots and TinyCards. That way nobody would be left out (They could then eventually roll out the app versions at a later time).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabiRMoore

    They really should have ChatBots and TinyCards for the web and THEN make the apps

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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    Claro

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EnderQueen85

    Exactly! There is a website for Duolingo Bots, but it just says, "Oh, you need to download the app!"

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/darkslayer21

    i know right

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/johnnysabu
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    Because if you looked at the stats you would know that the majority of users either learn languages on their handheld devices (iOS/Android) or prefer to rather than on the web. It mostly has to do with convenience in that people can open the app anytime on their phone whenever they get 5-10 mins of free time in the day such as while commuting.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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    I know about the stats, but everyone can access the web version, even people on mobile (mobile web version), whereas now Android users as well as desktop web users are left out.

    But I also understand that they might want to limit the amount of people that have access to it while they still are fine tuning it, since it's a new feature. It's just frustrating to always feel left out because we didn't want to buy one specific brand of device.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melarish
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    It's disappointing they choose iPhone when their aim is to provide language learning for anyone rich or poor. iPhones are really expensive but you can get a cheap Android phone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    @1Milano: Swift is currently an Apple-only programming language. Both Swift and Objective-C were created by and proprietry to Apple. Java was created a couple of decades ago and simply adopted by Google. Although, there are rumours that since it has now been made Open Source, Google is considering supporting Swift (V3) for use for Android. This would in theory make it easier for developers to develop for both platforms. But only up to a point, since the APIs and whole way the interfaces work are very different in both concept and implementation. So only non-interface logic could maintain a common code-base. So in cases where most of an app revolves around the interface, visual and audible, it doesn't necessarily gain very much.

    So your comment is correct only in the sense that they would code for iOS in Swift. Given that (I think) the Duolingo App existed prior to Swift, much/most of Duolingo would have been written in Objective-C and probably still is. Unless they decided to rewrite everything in Swift - which would have been a major effort and require an overwhelming reason for doing so. However, the earlier versions of Swift were buggy/problematic, and each version has changed syntax and implementation, so I doubt they would have committed to Swift before version 2.2.

    Another factor is that there is no common IDE (Integrated Development Environment), the editor used to code and build applications, that can easily be used to develop for both. Even though one can bend, for example Xcode to also be used to write and build Java all aspects that revolve around the interface are only geared to the concept used by iOS/OS X. Additionally, Xcode only runs on OS X (without considerable persuasion and effort on an emulator). Cross-compliers can be used, but that still leaves the interface difficulties. Even if one pulls all this off, there will always be bizarre little anomalies where things don't work as they should. Plus Apple is very strict about what code and APIs are used in apps sibmitted to the App Store. So it is very much safer to use the most appropriate tool for the targetted platform.

    Earlier versions of Xcode used to support Java (Cocoa-Java/Swing) but that wouldn't really help with the Android GUI.

    Even if Google were to adopt/support Swift, it would be unlikely before Swift V3 has been finalised/standardised, and even then it would sit alongside Java much as Swift can sit alongside and be inter-operable (to some extent) with Objective-C).

    Even with Swift V3 if it were adopted/supported by Google the difference in interface concept with still make things very difficult to maintain a common code-base. It isn't simply a case of calling different APIs, the whole concept is fundamentally different. Cars and ships both have a steering system, but they work rather differently.

    Every app and update has to start somewhere, so they might choose to begin with iOS since that is by far the simplest and most consistent interface and OS with fewer devices with different characteristics to be concerned with. Plus, because Android is open, manufacturers can modify the OS in any way they wish which makes things even more complicated. So it makes perfect sense for them to get things working as they wish first on iOS, learn from mistakes or things they might do better, and only once things are settled and established begin the mammoth task of creating or updating an Android version based upon the now finalised design.

    Even the concepts of Java and Swift/Objective-C are different. Loosely-speaking, Java runs in a bubble isolated from the OS, whereas Objective-C/Swift are more conventional and interact (more) directly with their OS. The reality is a lot more complex than that, but that is the concept. One of the main design concepts of Java was to make it a universal language that (due to its abstraction) could run on any operating system, that possessed the Java Virtual Machine environment. C was also intended to be machine-independent but in a different way and more direct way at the source code level, by use of different libraries on different OSs. Objective-C is an extenstion/superset of C. Whereas, Swift is, in essence, a separate language in its own right.

    Finally, OS X is unix-based, or arguably perhaps more correctly, unix-like. iOS is not (really). OS X is the direct descendent of NeXTSTEP, which like WindowsNT was greatly inspired and influenced by DEC's Vax/VMS OS - very un-unix like (at least at the time) - and was the first time both became anything like a true operating system. OS X does use a unix command shell, but that reveals nothing of the underlying OS. Nevertheless, the kernel is unix-based and POSIX-compliant.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/danielaustin978

    I can access all platforms, but I prefer the web (SOOO much easier on a full keyboard)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/frannie_yang
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    So far Duolingo has tremendously accommodated my interest in taking up new foreign languages. I think the team will not let us down with the new features and in a not-so-distant future, the new app will apply to all devices.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nathanking98812

    That is both the strength and weakness of the phones brands. Iphones have a much smaller number of variants compared with android. This tends to make it easier, when rolling out features to target a smaller number of devices initially, to trouble shoot the issue that will invariably come up in the course of use by the masses.

    While 'android' is a nice unifying term, and my preferred platform personally, the devices themselves, and by extension their specifications, are as varied as the consumer's reasons for purchasing them.

    This is much reminiscent of the PC/Console games market, where it is easy to develop for consoles, (one set of hardware specs, guaranteed standard of performance etc) vs the trouble of developing for PC (varied hardware, OS, drivers etc.)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabiRMoore

    the struggles of being in the minority

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Margolf

    you might be able to get the phone....but lots of people cannot afford the monthly bills for smart phones with all the internet access.........

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ConfidentDavid
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    Duolingo runs on Apple Swift programming language. Therefore, I'm not surprised that most of Duolingo's key features are debut-ed on iOS. However, I'm not sure if Swift also makes the Duolingo app more compatible with iOS, because both Android and Apple devices run on a Unix-based operating system. Any other computer scientists/engineers care to expand?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/darkslayer21

    i guess it kind of works like Pokemon go

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    Is that indeed true? I don't well understand this preference for the app. I don't much like it because you don't just get a keyboard to type on (I don't mean a physical keyboard, just a proper keyboard as you get it also on a smartphone with all keys on it), and instead just a number of letters, most if not all of which are necessary for whatever word or phrase you are typing. That's probably just me, though.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LoganMac13

    le livre est rouge

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewChu3

    Yessssss... but some people (moi) have a hard time typeing on a phone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaphinga
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    I am going to take a guess that it may be more difficult to develop a web version. What I have seen playing around with the chat bots on iOS is that the bots take take advantage a lot of auto-completion and predictive typing. And, I imagine that a lot of that predictive capability is already baked into the operating system.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    Interesting, indeed. I don't have any system that uses iOS, so let me just ask you: how do the bots take advantages of auto-completion and predictive typing? Is the conversation not in turns, with the bots speaking only after the user sent some text? That's what I would have expected.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaphinga
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    Basically, you start typing a word, and the system tries to figure out what the word is before you finish typing the word. So, for example, the bot may say "What toppings do you want on your pizza?" I start typing, "I want m-u-s-h...", and the bot anticipates that you are trying to type "mushrooms" and auto-completes it for you. It's not going to let you type "mushroms" or "mushroooms."

    The result is that it is difficult to make routine typos and to miss accent marks and so forth when you are chatting with a bot. I imagine that not having to worry about typos cuts down on the number of alternatives that the bot has to consider.

    Yes, you still have to send text back to the bot, but the bot places restrictions on what you are allowed to send. Sometimes, it can be overly restrictive --- at least at the moment. I have read, though, that the bots remember the answers that they don't accept, and they can learn to accept a wider range of answers over time.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    I see. Well, perhaps (hopefully) they can simply forego that feature for an eventual web version, but then again, if they included it to begin with, they probably have a reason, such as—like you said—to limit the options the bot has to consider. Another reason might be that if the bot indeed learns from user input, as we were told, then it wouldn't be good if it learned all sorts of typos from careless users. Thanks for your reply.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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    You can also access a web version from a Blackberry and a Windows 10 phone (yes, I've owned both and still use a Nokia Lumina). The BOT idea is fantastic but the widest usage will come when the application is accessible by browser.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GRIFFINCON2

    Yeah, that doesn't make sense.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/corbinmoreno

    no it doesnt

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kelvin803946
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    I'd venture to say they are still working on it, or they'd have to released it on all platforms right away, but I do agree. I hope they get it working quick.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Abear87

    D'accord

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hebell
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    Web and Android, please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MayaMichaels

    Why does duolingo only make apple apps??? Most of their user base is either on android or the web!

    Upvote this comment if you want to see duolingo's apps like tinycards made for android and the web!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlet2906

    Ja!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GraceScarbrough

    yeah!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dnz147

    please android i soooo want it

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gfhytfhtfjg

    Cant wait for the web version...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab
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    Whichever version for Italian ...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Telisa7
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    Yes, please. I am glad to hear you are working on it. I can hardly wait. But I am excited that I have at least one friend who has Duo on iphone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiPuff

    same!!!!! we need it!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah_Lin

    Yess!!! Need a web version!!! Do they have a iOS version???

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohannahJeanty

    So true

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NinjaBear6

    The duolingo people try things out on the IOS version, but shouldn't they do it online where they have more users? Or do they really have more IOS users. Maybe they release it for IOS because if something then goes wrong it effects less players. Well, I don't care if I get my data wiped, I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR BOTS!!!!! P.S. Please?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/StevenSimmers

    Feen bruh

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/orde90
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    There is not even an iPad version even though it is mentioned in the update note. This time it's really disappointing for many people.

    Edit: After 2 weeks it finally came to iPad. Thanks Duolingo team!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vorylon

    Yeah, I got really hyped then got really disappointed when I saw it wasn't in the app on my iPad... even though it was written in the update notes

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ding1dong123

    Yes! Same!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/illu45
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    Yes, I was also hoping for an app version after seeing the update note. Hopefully soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tomato_Lord

    Can not wait for the www version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sweetkundy

    T.T I can't wait for the andriod version as well

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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    Can't wait for them to tell us what device we should be surprised for. 2nd time they said "Coming sooooon" and THEN we find out it's for apple users, again. They could at least let us know. otherwise I really do appreciate the service DL offers.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/solojones1138

    87% of smart phones in the world are Android phones (largely because they make cheap options). By limiting this to Apple, Duolingo has made it clear they're only interested in providing this feature to the world's richest people, who can afford the most expensive phones (and could probably afford paid language learning). This seems contrary to Duolingo's entire mission statement, and is extremely disappointing.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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    Even "free education" is really only for the elite. :/

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Searlasmane

    cf all those internet money systems that rely on massive university and corporate computers to generate the currency…

    However, in this case I think it's more that Duolingo is largely done by volunteers, and it just happens that iOS coders are more likely to be learning languages themselves. If you know any Android coders, drag 'em in, and with any luck they'll drag in their friends.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

    I have no idea if iOS coders are more likely to be language learners than Android coders but I do know a tiny bit about developing apps (just a layperson though).

    As I understand things it's generally easier to code something for an iOS app than for an Android app. The huge range of devices using Android actually works against us here - because it's significantly harder for app developers to ensure their app works across the range (compared to developing for iOS). I agree it's annoying though - I would love some of the iOS apps that are not available for Android but I'm not willing to switch to Apple.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/solojones1138

    Honestly, many companies and organizations develop apps first for iOS, and sometimes never for Android. I think this is usually because of:

    1) A cursory, false assumption that the majority of people have iPhones (statistically completely incorrect... but believe me, rich people who run these things all have warped views on this. Hint: if everyone you know owns only Apple products, you are very rich)

    2) Because iPhone users by definition are richer, and may have more disposable income. Maybe Duolingo chose iPhone users to get all these app items first because they think they're more likely to spend the money to get the premium version and get rid of adds.

    Whatever the reasoning, I stand by my statement: this is completely contrary to Duolingo's mission statement of providing language learning to ALL. I have friends all over the world, and only rich people in rich countries have iPhones. In other words, not the main group Duolingo claims to want to serve at all.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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    If I find some, I definitely will. With the popularity of Duolingo, I'm sure there is some coder out there that would be happy to help out. I would love to see some kind of source that backs up the idea that iOS coders are more likely to be language learners if you have one? Not trying to pick a fight. I am honestly interested.

    At least we are still getting languages on non-apple servers and the web, even if we are being left "in the dust" on all of the other features.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Searlasmane

    Nary a bit of evidence, purely my own impression! Theorising.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sotgid

    Android and web version is something we really need.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

    Y'know this is FREE, right?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/turbotyrant

    Or at least some news on a release date for an Android application.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlyanAziz-Khan0

    Same! Need Andriod version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joanne-Salazar

    I agree I would love to get access to an android version PLEASEEEEE

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/oscarroe

    its great on the apple app how come theres no android version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tink629986
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    ¡Vale! =}

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Migmasters

    I really need a web version! I CANNOT use duolingo on my phone! please please please make one for here!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MossGlover

    I agree

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/thisboi1758

    ok

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dr-Pen
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    Dittos to that!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ionutVS
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    Finally I will buy an iPhone :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AdrianEzsi

    hello

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    Yeah, that is the only problem with being an Android user. We get things last, whereas iOS always gets then first. Because of that, I am actually thinking of switching to iPhone when I buy a new phone (although I am an Android fan).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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    Spare a thought for the Windows Phone users, who mostly don't get things at all :).

    One advantage of Android: Anki is free on Android, but 25 USD on iOS.

    dqxxmvyvoedn

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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    I have a friend with a Windows tablet, and it still has hearts :P Too bad it's just modern enough to not have duels :(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RKhan

    Hearts sucked! I'm glad they got rid of it. It was sooo discouraging!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda
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    Yeah. Tbh, I stopped using Duolingo for a long, long time because of the hearts.

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ronkisimo
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    what happened to the duels? Those were great! and i don't miss the hearts but they forced you to learn, I kind of miss them.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    My dad has a Windows phone, and I completely agree with you. Windows hardly gets anything. When I compare the Windows app store (is there a name for that?) to that of both the Google Playstore and the App Store, I can clearly see that Windows is let down by so little apps.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sol3terran

    Ah yes! Anki <3 I owe 90% of all my learning to Anki. Used it for all my A levels

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/penglase

    Just one of the many good reasons not to get a Windows phone. I can understand why people want Apple or Android, but Window?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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    Which really puzzles this Android user, as statistically there are more of us (given the number of companies that use Android OS over Apple) than there are Apple users.......

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/somelauw
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    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    That's 3 years old & just proves the reason is that iOS users are ready to spend more for prestige (cult) show-off & Apple can sell sufficient #s. Android has more apps & many exclusive (not all functions available in iOS). It is simpler to test on few iDevices & bring prototype apps to limited hardware platform 1st (still not supported for >2yr old iOS version 8).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

    Y'know this is FREE, right?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    Android is universal most dominant OS & works on >24,000 devices. It has larger app store, more variety & many apps are exclusive (not all features are supported in iOS). iOS has to be tested on a few supported devices →faster to test & deploy. Whatever you do, you cannot avoid Android (watches with Sim/camera/radio..., home/car appliances, cameras, smart TVs, Dect phones, game consoles, smart glasses...)

    Do you want to complicate life with 2 OSs or a universal one with >88% vs 11.5% (& falling due to Asian competition, value/$)? https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/01/how-android-gets-to-100-market-share/

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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    I'd prefer consistent protocols/standards across devices so I didn't have to decide which walled garden I wanted to get locked into.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    I also prefer cross platform apps. HTML5 (& 6) should become more dominant on smartphones & take over native (walled) apps. Apple & developers that want quick money are resisting this change for vested interest.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

    but, to be fair, android phones are normally less expensive than apple devices. iphones are a tad over priced.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    That is true, although there are many Android models (like Samsung) that are quite expensive.

    Phones, nowadays, are getting too expensive! It is ridiculous!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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    That's because they're no longer phones but handheld computers.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    That's because they can be SEEN as personal prestige & show-off (brand name). No other reason that overpriced/locked/proprietary Apple is popular. 'Simpler' is not applicable as Android is more logical/simpler. Anything that you use regularly is 'simpler' than something you rarely use. 'Just works' also not applicable as lacking many functions (SD cards, stylus, file manager/cloud flexibility, configurability/designs...) does not just work (at all). Windows phone is simpler & just works better than iGadgets, but lost the popularity contest.

    No wonder the computers/software are becoming more intelligent than majority that doesn't want to think for themselves.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    Haha, yes, I totally agree.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melarish
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    Really? I remember buying a Nokia that didn't even have WiFi capability for €100 back in the day. Now I can get a smartphone for that. Seems quite the same to me, and I get much more functionality! :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Najeka

    I am kicking myself for buying an I phone. Be happy you have an android

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lemelisk

    I'm kicking myself for buying a windows phone. Be happy you have an Iphone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    Read the comments from the article & be Happy. The future is brighter (not for iphone)- http://www.zdnet.com/article/its-time-for-microsoft-to-give-up-on-windows-phone-and-switch-to-android/

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jeremy547027

    Despite the fact that there are vastly more Android users than iOS users, iOS users are a self-selecting group that have paid a chunk more for an equivalent phone. Because of that, they are considered both wealthier and freer with their money, and hence more likely to be low-hanging fruit to buy crap in apps. So developers release first for that way smaller user base.

    EDIT: Why was I downvoted for this? It sucks, but it's true, and it's not my fault. And indeed, I was just talking with my friend who works at Facebook today about why he released their new Events app for IOS first. This is simply a fact of the industry,

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    It makes sense now. Even the earlier iPhone models are considerably more expensive than most Android devices. I know that because I was looking at the iPhones 4 and 5 on Amazon a few months ago, and most of them were over £200. No way am I paying over £200 for an iPhone 4 or 5 when the iPhone 7 has just been released.

    Anyway, I am sticking with Android. I know it is a great Operating System and does everything I need it to do.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/aarnaraghavapudi

    niajsndjsenjkdfngtf

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/penglase

    It's the difference between a BMW and Hyundai. Both have 4 wheels and a motor and similar gear, both get you there. But if I can get a BMW experience for a few dollars more, and can afford to, then why wouldn't I? People can rant about the extra cost of an iPhone, but it's worth every penny (style, quality, ease of use & access to features/services). Android users I understand... I love open source myself, and Android phones are generally very open, and lots of competition, and you can get everything from cheap and basic to quality phones. But Windows phones? yugh why would you inflict yourself with that i fyou don't have to?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BartHumphries

    My Note 4 is far superior to anything Apple has to offer. Unfortunately the Note 5 sucks and production was suspended for the Note 7, but there's still the Galaxy, etc. iPhones suck.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    iphone is Mini Moris with BMW badge (limited space, functionality...). Galaxy Note (I have 2 yr old Note 4) has all the functions you would have to wait a few years more with Apple. *2x crisp resolution, stylus, replaceable batt, IR universal remote, sensors/oxygen/UV..., expandable SD storage, universal USB fast charging, 85% share of OS/Android business continuity capability, file system, universal NFC, 5.7" in smaler frame...

    So how do you compare your Mini Moris(BMW) with Mercedes E-class?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sol3terran

    I'm thinking this too.. I've been a die hard android user since my first smartphone.. but Apple have made it so easy to develop for them that everything is always released first on IOS! I'm still waiting for tinycards too!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/larsth
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    quote: I'm still waiting for tinycards too!

    You don't have to wait much longer:

    3 days ago I got an email from Duolingo: It announced Tinycards for Android - and the web.

    I clicked on the "notify me", which send me to a Duolingo web page; which suggested it should use the email address Duolingo is using to email me.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sol3terran

    Yeah I got that email too :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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    Me too! It wasn't until my brother switched from Android to iPhone that I realised that iOS isn't that bad as I thought, especially since it gets mostly everything before Android and Windows. Also, there are so many different phone cases for iPhone, where Android phones only have a few.

    Talk about unfair treatment to us poor Android users!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AshtonJC
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    I wish iOS would get post comments

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sarefo
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    Please, next time you do a teaser that is for iOS only, just mention it in the teaser :) very disappointing to wait for a week, just to learn I have the "wrong" phone.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ginkkou
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    Tbh I really don't understand why they're not developping cross-platform by now...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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    It's possible that they receive money from Apple for releasing there first. It's not uncommon for Apple to offer deals to certain app devs for releasing on iSnob first.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/afdsdasfafsdasdf

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH THAT WAS HILARIOUS OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY GOD BURN APPLE BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN!

    1 year ago

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

    Yes, I know!!!! I actually made a post earlier about that! I had been waiting for over a week, after seeing the teaser, only to this get IOS only "for now" stuff. I had my suspicions, but just kinda blew them off. I guess my suspicions were right.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/emptystackexn
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    Exactly... So disappointed

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

    Y'know this app is FREE, right?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rogduo
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    Yes, the teaser is a big disappointment. Makes me not want to do anything duolingo until they get us something on android. Grrrrrr ;(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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    Woooow exactly as I was thinking ;(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/neio75
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    Totally agree

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JlioGomes1
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    Yes, man. It's bad. ¬¬' I already know that my windows phone isnt the best. but now i'm starting to feel more sad then before. ¬¬'

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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    Sure, Sarefo!!! :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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    yea that sucks doesn't it image image image

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/J_Calenmiriel

    OH MY GOSH! This is totally what I've been needing! I don't have many chances to use my German anyway, and when/if I do, I'm so nervous! This seems like it will be AMAZING! I don't have any apple devices though, so I'll keep waiting for the Android &/or PC version (along with TinyCards) :P -JCal

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewMarquardt

    I can't wait until this is available for PC! I would download the app, but for some reason, even after deleting ALL my apps, and MANY photos, I don't have enough room. It might be because I dont have an sd card though...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yuri768370
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    I Can't wait for the Android version! Let's go Skynet!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PamSmith5

    Sounds great. Await the android version with suspense

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JlioGomes1
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    Can't wait for Windows version, though. Please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabiRMoore

    Are they going to do something for the computer/web?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Veronicatheboss

    hopefully!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KellyF12
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    Android and Russian please!!! :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maluferrari
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    android please!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/barnrat
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    Oh I would love this. I am living in Mexico and it is sooooooo difficult to get people to talk to you in Spanish because the whole world wants a native English speaker to speak English with, even if they only know one word or even no words of English!!! I have resorted to telling people (in Spanish ) that I am German and do not speak English. Fortunately I am far enough along and have gathered some confidence in speaking Spanish that I can pull this off. I do have an Android though that works on wifi down here in Mexico so I too am eagerly awaiting the Duolingo Android App for the Duolingo Bots!!!!! Please be soon!!! Great idea!!! Especially for native English speakers who I feel are under tremendous pressure from almost the entire world that wants to learn English. I am no expert but I don't know if there is anywhere a native English person can go to learn another language without being ACCOSTED by someone who is a non- native English speaker who wants to learn English. This happened to us in China learning Mandarin and now here in Mexico. End of rant.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Italian2thecore

    So the Duolingo Bots are basically translating programs?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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    Recaptcha reborn ?

    Does this mean that instead of immersion which was/is very useful we will now be providing native speakers voices as well as text? ...... If so, shouldn't we be consulted before we are used to act as voice-overs?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SMCG9
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    I'm with requests for Android version, puhleez?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/freddielamby

    I feel like I have been born again. My languages have really touched me. Thank you Duolingo.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_Lone_Alone

    Any plans about web and android version? :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnaPaulaLelis
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    I really want it, please make a web version with more language options, especially the ones it's hard to try people to talk to, like Esperanto.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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    As for Esperanto, are you aware of the Telegram community? It's quite large, with the biggest group having currently 1025 members, and very active as well. Link

    There's also several other groups, such as a Voĉmesaĝejo—where you can speak by sending voice messages, so it's not just chatting—and many others.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnaPaulaLelis
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    oh nice, thank yoou! :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AliciaHiver

    Can one speak with the bot, or only give written answers?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/adam.tobey

    You can speak with them if you utilize the microphone on the keyboard.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    Okay; so after the annoying scripting craze of a few months ago, it would now appear that the same, or similarly-minded, people are now running scripts to repeatedly down-vote posts within the discussions!

    It would appear that they 'cut their teeth' by first running scripts to create new discussions with nonsense text or variations of 'hi', 'hello', 'hola' etc. You're not impressing anyone guys!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kariew57

    Love them, only wish they would understand more. I KNOW I am answering correctly sometimes and they won't accept my answer.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dianne808464

    conversing with the bots is great, but what they allow in response seems quite limited. If I try to respond in a more complete way-eg-phrase or sentence, they will not accept it-just the very basics.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/theLydia

    I agree. It would be great if this could be improved further but in general the Bots are great.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bcarrs
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    So exciting! Yay! Can't wait to use them!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HarshitRaj9

    Can't wait for this :):)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    To fellow iPad owners/users who, like me, have been awaiting the arrival of Bots on their favoured device; an update is now in the App Store which finally includes this functionality. Yippee!!! :-)

    Apologies to Android owners/users. I'm sure all iOS device owners hope Bots arrive for your favoured devices soon.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Suzanne805808

    Super excited for this! Can't wait for it to be added to Android in Spanish!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jmboct
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    Awaiting the Android platform!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/didi101224

    Sounds great! On a different topic, since my mother tongue is French and I am learning Italian, do you have or are you planning to have French to Italian? It converts so much better than English to Italian.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DukeWellz
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    Thank you for your extreme dedication to making the learning of languages both fun and successful! Chapeau!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Exodus8
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    when will the android version be on ? :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SimonJacks5

    I use web version often, but Android most often. I hope this isn't anything to do with Apple funding which could then lead to iOS only!!??

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lksailboat

    can't wait for Italian bots!!! they seem really helpful

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8
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    This is great! I hope Italian is added soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alek143979

    Web version would be nice

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SameetMeht
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    It would be really nice to know what you mean by "soon". Tiny cards for iOS has been around for long. I used the bots on my iPad. They are awesome! addictive! and have a lot more teaching value!! We have to have them for the Andriod. Not having them for Android means you are being completely unfair to the 2/3 of your users. You could argue that Andriod platform is fragmented (I dont think so, but the argument could be valid), what about the web-version. That should not be a problem. Not having bots for any other platform is just wrong!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/penglase

    From what I understand an iOS version is easier to deploy than Android, not sure how you can see it as "unfair" given that it is a free program, and you are free to buy or borrow an iPhone until they have navigated the Android waters.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SameetMeht
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    I agree with you on the iOS version is easy to deploy. But I do not agree on "free to buy or borrow" point. This is free program. That is true. It is upto them to treat all users as equal. I maintain that if you are going to make something free for everyone, then there should be no "walled garden" that restricts you from doing something because you cannot afford some expensive piece of technology. I am pretty sure it is not more difficult to deploy for web than to deploy for iOS.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

    thank you I appreciate and am grateful for all your help.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jeremyleeb

    When will I see something on Android?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RoxannaUSA

    I absolutely love the bots! This was such a fantastic idea. They really help me get a feel for practicing the language. Well done!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/queenkhadijah999

    Can't wait for Android and Web versions, C'mon Duo!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Siena_3

    Please add the robots to the Google Play store. Apple is becoming out of fasion, and more people, (like me) are using Android. "Be together, not the same."

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/emmajoe365

    man this amazing!! great job!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nate2143

    cool

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/13Taylor13

    awsome

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tammythree

    I missed this announcement and discovered this on my Ipad by accident. I love it. It really feels like I'm having a conversation. Keep up the good work Duo!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mkultrakid

    Still waiting for customizable Duo owls :p I gotta have some use for all these lingots.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/theLydia

    Enjoying the Bots, have done all of them already, please create more.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RoadRdr
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    I'm enjoying the bots a lot. They are challenging me to compose a sentence versus recalling a sentence. and its nice to have some help if needed. I assume there are a limited number of them so far, at least in German. The Bots have helped to revitalize my desire to return each day. Well done.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinyKitties
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    Thank you for the bots!! Just tried them out on my husband's iPhone. It was lots of fun. Can't wait until they come out for Android. :) Duolingo is the best!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sam81198

    Any idea about when Bots might be available for Polish?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArianaMoni

    The bots are cool and help while learning a languege in the app

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArianaMoni

    The bots are great for helping you talk in the course you are learning.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mariofinatic0

    I think this should be on the web Pleassssssssseeeeeee I really want to try it

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyMcC

    Brilliant! This will be really helpful to me, because I'm completely what you described up there. I get embarrassed so easily practising with a fluent speaker in case I mess up! Eagerly awaiting the release of the bots on android and web! Thanks so much :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaydelaney
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    PLEASE soon make an android version! Don't leave us in the dark! I can benefit from this greatly!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/neto.tms
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    Great idea! Waiting for an android and web version, thanks.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenLame

    I'm dying for the Italian version! :) The French is fantastic!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/theovdhd
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    can't wait for Android! :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Simon_Baumann

    So I think this is a really great idea, and I really appreciate all the features Duolingo offers for us users for free. But still, I am kinda disappointed that iPhone version of Duolingo seems so privileged. They have got the bots and tinycards, while Android and the web version do not have both features. And I just wonder why? Cos only the minority of users, do use Apple? But the web version, for example, is accessible to everyone. So why not publish it first for the web version? I just don't get it, but this comment is not meant to disregard all the great features Duolingo offers for free.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TRULYgrateful

    ok thank you. I appreciate your help.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ButMadNNW
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    I've completed all of the currently available conversations with the Spanish bots and I have to say, Luis, that I'm extremely disappointed with the final conversation with the corrupt airport security officer. We're left just standing there while he admits he's confiscating items because it's his wife's birthday and so on! With no opportunity to at least tell him he's a jerk.

    Maybe it was intended to be funny, but it just makes me angry.

    There's also an error early on in the conversation. My first time going through the conversation, I repeatedly said I didn't want to help him with checking passengers until he finally told me, "It's your job." Um, what? I thought I was a tourist...

    Other than that, I think the bots feature is a great, fun addition and can't wait to see how it improves.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/primhypn0
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    Spectacular, will benefit my learning.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cassiepintal28

    The bots have been such a fantastic addition to the app! I have used Duolingo for years, but have had a new surge to talk about it with friends now that this new feature is available. It's actually what got me on the web version to see if there are other features, and their are! I really like the web version too. Loving the progress, Duolingo, Thank you!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/adniki77

    I can't wait for the android version!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/oreodog2342

    ANDROID, ANDROID plz

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QUADRIADEB

    Super cool!! can't wait to get the app on my android mobile

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KayleighDa15

    When will the bots be available on android?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmilWisekal

    I am very happy that I have used the new "bots". They are quite interesting and beneficial. Where else can I get personalized German language practice like this? Nowhere else. -- I used the bots on my iPod. (The iPod is an iPhone without telephone service.) However, I carry an Android phone with me everywhere, so I do hope that Duolingo introduces bots for Android soon.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
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    This is excellent! Can't wait to see this on Android and for Irish. :-)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/8nicholas8

    Hopefully this will be available for lesser spoken languages like what I study e.g. Esperanto.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tjs8023

    Android Version!!!!!!!!1 Please

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/goanna9

    Please add Italian I love the idea of the bots

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ultraprimed

    Android and web versions should come first!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Syls2

    Android, pleaaaaseee ! :P :**

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/marcelo.walter

    Android version, please?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tiagosarmento
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    please guys fix the IOS features duolingo, comments in the app, see the new words if singular or plural we IOS Users need features like android or webversion.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cathy792388

    Android version! Alright!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarkSameh95
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    waiting for the android version !!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/alexp10801

    Can't wait for when this comes out on Android and Windows Phone!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Seonigh
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    The robots re-inspired me to use Duolingo daily again.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yosef5269

    Please make it available for Franch and on the android platform

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/niahrya
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    great news! I'm looking forward to the web-version for any of my target languages :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dave7.0

    useing web version! so helpful

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pititnatole

    Just a little question: When will the bots be released from other languages such as French? I can't wait :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/estherPuebla

    u can do french on here cool

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pititnatole

    No, I mean, bots for French speakers, not for French learners :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/estherPuebla

    cool also cool picture

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Koocper
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    Can't wait for both Russian bots and the android version :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/avirodoinho

    when is the android version coming out?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/uk2rajesh

    thank you very much for duolingo it's very good, is there any android version of it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zyulguk

    when is it coming to android and web?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Devan_NC

    Awesome, I want the Norwegian one for android

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/toolestooles
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    But who will love the bots? More importantly, will they like nachos? Are the bots available to catch a movie on Friday night?

    These are the things I want to know.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErikaAnder9

    I really like the Bots (even though the vocabulary constraints are frustrating at times). Please make more!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohnSurpyc

    Even though its a small group, Esperanto would really benefit from this due to there not being many fluent peoples in one concentrated area.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rubemgcfa67

    Agree. Smaller groups are the ones that need it the most.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ToniVeinticinco

    sounds fantastic! and web and android versions... and web and android versions of tiny cards. i can't believe i have stuck with this daily for almost six months. sometimes i do get bored and don't want to practice, though. new formats of learning sound very exciting.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TaraAwesomeness

    Question- If you're a Bot, how do you earn lingots and level up in stuff? Or is it just the developers testing things out? Also, what does it mean if you have a blue star or a green shield around your profile picture?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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    Is there any chance of getting a christmas android present?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbbyCatoe

    This is so cool

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JugeMcJugePants

    I love this idea! Please make this feature for the website!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JugeMcJugePants

    Please make it for Italian! I can't do it even on mobile :(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lucy411350

    I am studying French. The conversations with bots do not work properly. I can listen to the phrases only once. The sound sign which I could press and listen to the phrase again has disappeared.What should I do?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lauracamac111163

    Hello!

    How do I get the Duolingo Bots?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/billwool99

    Is there an estimate as to when this will be available for Italian?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/leon-bass

    I hope you add Italian soon...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NguynTunSn4

    Make for the web version and Android version please. I can't wait no longer !

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eyrien
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    I need the Android version please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryCasey8

    any update on when this is coming for android????

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NinjaBear6

    Duolingo bots seem amazing and fun, and I should know because I have a brother with the app. However, I am sick of waiting for them to come out online and wish there was an android version.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lunaesmuybonita

    Yes! I really need an android version for my laptop. When I'm on my phone, though, bot is SO useful, fun and helpful!

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Margolf

    will we ever see a web version? there are a lot of us who have not got expensive phones

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JemmaSimmonds

    I really hope that bots comes to android or web soon!! I've been waiting for a year now to get access to it

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Erika421669

    Why did they get rid of it in the new update? Will they be back?

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/shrupta
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    I loooovved the bots. Please bring them back!!!!!

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fendith

    Sounds awesome. Hope soon for android and in Greek

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anomaly90

    Web version please

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lighty691

    Hopefully! Would love this too

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Shimerab

    It seems most of you have phones that do a little bit of everything. Since my phone has none of those features and since I couldn't read them if they did, I want these apps for my nice big screen computer where I can read and hear better. I don't even have messaging on my phone and don't intend to get it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SR_7

    Please!!! Can we have the web version?? Duolingo is just AMAZING!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QueenAbby17

    OMG! I'm sooo excited...an android version please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mpineda18

    Need the Android Version please

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Devin53310

    when will it come out on google/ android ?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woobinda

    great, great news, I just hope the android or web version will arrive very soon.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    The conversation 'Getting Around' is a little frustrating. It currently rejects many of the most correct words and phrases in answers.

    More generally, I'm not sure how the 'AI'/Neural Network can learn if (words within) phrases cannot be typed because preceding words needed to construct the sentence are rejected and so the later words cannot be entered, so that makes conversations a bit artificial. Also, many of the answers seem to reject pronouns and instead require explicit repetition of parts of the question. Yet in other questions if strongly resists repeating from the question.

    Another annoyance, is when it appears to reject everything sensible, so one has no option but to tap 'Help me reply' to see exactly where it wants to head, it suggests an answer, which if you choose it, then states, 'A better answer would be...‘!

    In common with the other conversations, it won't accept 'autobus' for a bus.

    It really does still require a 'report a problem' feature.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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    Apparently the system logs what you type, even what you don't or can't submit, so if enough people want to type a certain response it will be logged.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    I have found it (currently) also frequently rejects various adverbs such as 'aussi', 'également' and 'très' when they would be appropriate. But, as you say, these should become accepted by the system if sufficient people respond similarly.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    Yes, I know; thanks. However, what I meant is that you cannot get to type those responses since preceedjng words are refused. As an example (not a real one, I can't renember that at the moment), say you wanted to enter ’...la plupart du temp' as part of an answer, i.e. 'Le train la plupart du temps'. If it won't allow 'la' to be entered you cannot get to enter the rest. One can enter the other words individually then delete them, but surely that would just either confuse the algorithm by messing up the weighting, or be rejected.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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    You're completely right. It's a mysterious system, but like most of the mysterious things at Duolingo there's a possibility we will never get to know how it works on the inside. DL might aim to spread knowledge for free to as many people as possible, but they aren't at all open with their processes because at the end of the day they are a company that doesn't want the competition to do what they're doing but better (although you can be sure imitations of bots will start popping up), so they're not truly for free education in the way Wikipedia is, or for innovation, in the way Tesla is (by releasing their blueprints).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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    No absolutely, they shouldn't give away too many specific details, but my point it that it can't possibly capture words or keystrokes if you (can) never enter them.

    I'm suggesting that, if it is to learn as they suggest, they need some mechanism to allow entry of things they haven't predicted. The normal Duolingo tree, especially with the French course, frequently suffered from the fact that Americans seem to assume the everyone only speaks English using the same words and speech-patterns they do. There were also some words that were bizarrely mis-translated.

    Nevertheless, the Bots are great, but they could perhaps be even better with some minor tweaks. With 'standard' Duolingo the discussions can reach the course creators, at least with the non-core Duolingo-created languages. There doesn't (yet) appear to be any similar mechanism to help improve the Bots system. There must be a means for them to 'adjust' the Neural Network and remove errors. Previous 'chatbot' experiments have shown it is unwise to make it fully automatic, otherwise it may end up as a foul-mouthed racist bigot! There should be less likihood within Duolingo, but I'm sure we've all seen certain, lets say, 'unfortunate', comments within the discussions and occasional attempts at mischief by people motivated by other things than learning languages.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DenisBouch7

    Sounds great! When do you expect an android version?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IsaacMarru3

    Nether can I wait for the android version ether

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ezzieboss

    When will android be out

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArsalanJun

    BOTS FOR ANDROID PLEASE!!!!!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joe101516

    I'm enjoying the bots, they have a lot of potential. I smile when I see a message from one of them pop up on my screen like a text message. They're very adorable, that's for sure. The limitations on my responses can be a bit frustrating, but I understand that it's new, so it will take some time for the algorithm to become more flexible with the conversation. Thanks for everything, Duolingo team. Keep it up!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Martha288927

    Bring it to the web and to Android as quickly as possible. Thanks!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gauri_x

    it sounds pretty cool, but need a Microsoft and Android version.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DarkbOIT
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    please make it happen fast for the spanish speakers!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/happy2bits

    There is a bug with the bots. I leveled up while doing it and it never registered on my account. Missed out on the gems and there is no record on in my progress history of leveling up :/ Other than that I thing they are pretty good!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/edR9NU

    Love the new bots addition, hoping it will make the difference of getting the best from Duolingo

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001
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    I just found this today for the French learning on my iPhone. Love it!!!! So very pleased with what I have tried so far.

    And I realized in the first conversation, I fully understood what they were saying quickly and what the program was asking for my response.

    Admittedly French is very easy to learn, of all the languages I have been studying through Duolingo.

    Can't wait! I know it will be far down the line, for the Irish, Welsh and Hebrew. Especially the Irish. But so happy with Duolingo program.

    Bravo Zulu all at the Duolingo team

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EnderQueen85

    I agree, thank you ElizabethS746001!!! I am learning French too!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dezaray408430

    Quiero bots para Android!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/joluas

    Well it didn't last really long. I used the bots since they appeared and by now there are no new conversations appearing. It was not completely an "open word" of answers but it was a fun twist to a daily activity that I've been doing for a long time. The 20 conversations to learn German from English were fairly simple but it certainly feels restricted in some of them. The one about clothing and the painting were the ones where you could experiment the most.

    I could expect more conversations in the future but for now it doesn't seem possible.

    Thanks Duolingo, it is great to practice with you.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zemonkey
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    yep, interesting at first but ran out of convos.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jamieedwards

    Web and/or Android s'il vous plait!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/anm0ol

    such a good platform for people who love learning new languages . it is helping me alot in learning german .

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Morganblue25

    I am definitely getting the app to do my german!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/darkslayer21

    is it going on the iPad

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete
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    Great! :D Still waiting for the TinyCards for Android, though. Why is it taking so long?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ozzietheostrich

    We need a web version and some for other languages like dutch.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/emilyroberge

    Whens the web version coming?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Neuropagan

    So instead of it going to rich people that travel abroad it's for rich people that buy the latest greatest iphone. really nice let me know when android version comes out.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tom.harlan

    Bots are really fun. Great addition to the learning format.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/chris294126

    iPhone? Bah. We need android and web-bots!! Your site is terrific. I heard that it was created by a Guatemalan. I am an American who has spent most of my time in Guatemala for the past three years.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kavonjr13

    please make it on web. want to learn as fast as possible .

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gmsantos00

    J'ai essayé cette actualisation et je l'aime beaucoup. C'est un façon de pratiquer une conversation avec une autre personne imaginaire en français, allemand, espagnol... Je pense que je vais progresser beaucoup avec les Bots de Duolingo.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VietAnhHA

    Bonjour GonzaloMar, avec quel cursus Espagnol as-tu testé le Bots? J'apprends l'espagnol via le français sur iOS et je n'ai pas trouvé cette fonctionnalité dans mon application qui est pourtant à jour :(.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gmsantos00

    c'est dans l'application de duolingo de mon iphone. on peut faire les bots seulement si on a l'application pour les cellulaires ;)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SaptarshiM11

    When will the mac version come out?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/johnnythedog

    It's really fun! at first I was super scary to try, but now I love it! DO we have access using a desktop or is only for mobile?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samie163348

    Can there be a chromebook version? I am in 8th grade and learning some french to advance in highschool, but I can take my lessons/courses on my school-issued chromebook. Please update for chromebook!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MohammadM739082

    Great ! Awesome!! I'm Enjoying it on my iPad though I observe sudden crashes since I started using DUOLINGO BOTS. Pray when do we expect ARABIC from ENGLISH ? I would like to take on this before tackling CHINESE from ENGLISH.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethKrispin

    That sounds wonderful! Thank you!!!!!

    A question for you...

    Is there any chance that Latin will be added as a language to be learned in your collection of languages? I understand that so many European languages are based upon Latin. I have always wanted to learn it.

    if it is not currently in the plans to add Latin as a language, could you please consider it?

    i would hope that there are m any people out here who would be interested in learning it and who also would benefit from the experience!!!!

    Thank you SSSSSsoOOOOOOoooo much for inventing this app. It has been a material positive 'good' in my life and in the lives of so many people around the world.

    In this day and age, when negative, polarizing forces seem to be on the uptick around the world, I am hearten to know that people like you, and your many many many colleagues, followers and admirers are laboring quietly to make this a better world.

    Many, many thanks!
    Danke vielmals!

    Elizabeth Krispin

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kimasuzana

    Please provide bots for Norwegian!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/adri.albrecht_

    oh ok so there isnt bots one the web ???

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/odickinson

    This is great. Can't wait for more.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Serenity907

    me to

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alex817258

    there needs to be a web version of this!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jantrap1957

    Bots are absolutely awesome. No better way to learn a language than to speak it! Good job folks

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LupineGirl

    Je pense que vous devriez faire une version en ligne, car il serait beaucoup plus facile. Merci beaucoup!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Arizona_Polyglot
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    Love these bots! Great feature!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jnguyen995

    duolingo bots sounds cool

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AM217

    I'm Absolutely ratchet at spanish, but I'm trying. Had anyone learnt a language and is fully bilingual using duolingo?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/penglase

    I think you're expecting a bit much out of a little app. I see 'fully bilingual' as to mean that you understand the nuances and colloquialisms of a language, and for that you will need to be around other regular Spanish speakers.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AM217

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to try to be an exchange student in Spain eventually so i can be around the language 24/7

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bloodchild121
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    I tried this out, and I seriously was very impressed with it. Though I have only done the first conversation for German, but I know this is going to be a fun way to pass some time. Can't wait for it to be on the Android system. But thanks a million for making a fun, and new way for me to work on bettering my language skills

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/adam.tobey

    I think I found a bug. I just started using the bots in Spanish, and when I got to the second conversation about the animals in the zoo, I wasn't able to respond to the first question concerning the turtle. Hope you guys can work the bug out soon, as I think this is an excellent addition to Duolingo!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/marcmayhugh0

    I got up to forty % and I was given a owl award and now can't go any farther.Why?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mariofinatic0

    if you are talking about the fluency that is because the % is actually not about how fluent you are in the language it is how much work you do in a short amount of time if you did twenty lessons in a week you would have like 40% fluency if you did twenty lessons over ten weeks you would have like 11% fluency Hope I helped, mariofinatic

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/learner1908

    please donate lingots !!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fousey_Tube

    ME GUSTA LOS LIMONS

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nicola526448
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    That's amazing! Great news for those of us who feel a little shy :-) I talk to my dog in french but he never says anything back.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mike716479
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    Too much discussion here about android. More important is when we might get more languages? Is Russian in development?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RumiByNight

    It's more important that a limited number of users get more languages than expanding it to more users?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/crypticbutton

    Not too happy with how linear the conversations feel. There is not really a natural flow like real conversation would have

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fabulouspinkgal
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    How about for ios7?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/stephanjd

    Improve the courses first! It's hard to learn with just exercises with short sentences. Give us paragraphs, to start with.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/duggers8

    Good thing you didn't post this on April 1!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/greenbean999

    I only checked in on this app briefly but it seems to be another good addition to the process of learning a new language. I do however long for an app (or a real person) to actually speak with. I'd love to have a bot that can "hear" and respond to a conversation.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Stan976113
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    This is fantastic news, I'm looking forward to the Android and the Web-versions. I'm interested in both the AI aspect of it, as that is one of my interests, and to see how advanced it'll be, and, obviously, the language learning paradigm that it will offer! I'm super excited.

    Also, just a word of advice to the developers - the need to be online to access lessons (and, presumably, to access the bots?) can be very limiting. I'm sure that I'm not alone who has an issue with using Duolingo on the subway. I can't access a new lesson when I'm underground and where there is sporadic connection the wait from one question to another question takes minutes, because it keeps trying to reconnect to the web. If I could just download the lessons to my mobile device, that would be worth PAYING for the app. I understand that you need to take the ad serving loss in this scenario into your business forecasting - I would be willing to pay $20 per language for a downloadable version. There are probably hundreds of thousands of potential paying-customers like myself out there in large cities where subways are still not equipped with internet connection. I'm from New York.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rivergirl9
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    Looking forward to this!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tonias123

    Yes please to the web version, can't wait either.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Geoff_Campbell

    Just tried it on my wife's iPad - great fun and a great tool. PLEASE add it to the web interface soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MachelP

    How do you access it on the iPad? I haven't been able to.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/farway2000

    When will there be support for Swedish? I have a friend who is fluent in Swedish but he's not confident to speak Swedish outside the home.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tesswa
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    I am stuck in trying to answer one of the questions in the Spanish series about Halloween. I have no idea what I'm supposed to answer to describe the man at the door. Nothing I've tried works. And the program doesn't give you any way to figure out what you're supposed to say. I've been successful with the other conversations, but I'm stumped with this second guy.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ButMadNNW
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    The program has a "help me reply" button if you're stuck. I've also used other dictionary/translation apps to help me come up with words I don't know yet, like "el vampiro". The sentence structure you need to describe the person at the door is: "He/she has a costume of ___"

    Hope this helps.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/suec862843

    Thank you for this fabulous opportunity to learn French! I have found duolingo a few days ago and am enjoying the process. I don't know what ingots are for, but I have 4.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nickyagar

    I am loving the new Bots!! I seem to have lost 2% fluency since using them though. Is this because I have been neglecting the usual 'tree'? The tree was getting a little boring as I had finished it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sandranufc2

    i have been using the bots for French on my iPad but every time I go in to it it goes back to the beginning and repeats the conversation I've had about 10 times now. How long till it moves on to the next phase?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mariofinatic0

    it may be because they haven't added new chats yet

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danielkaas94
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    Nice! Some love for the Windows Phone users?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/wthede

    Nice! Been waiting for this! Thanks!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aditya703

    pleassssseeeee i want both versions

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Takeo.22

    cool

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lainie44

    I have an IPhone and I can see and hear the BOTS but they don't seem to hear me. How do I turn on this feature. I have an Iphone 4S.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bekahk222
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    I used the iPhone Bot app and LOVED it! I can't wait for a web version! Please, please, PUHLEEASE do a web version ASAP! :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/meliscarm

    I just discovered the Chat bot and it is great! Thanks a lot for adding this.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/helenchoc

    Hope Portuguese is high on the list of languages. A friend, who is learning Spanish, says this is great.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MIRZAAM

    Lovingh new an droid it is so quick and easy to browse around

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/crossflow

    Excellent! Very well done!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dawnmariemackay

    When using the bot I am only able to type my response. Is there a setting where I can actually speak my response?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lighty691

    Just used the Bots for German and thought it was excellent. It was great to have a proper conversation rather than just learn words and phrases. Good job! Hopefully more languages can be added

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleJoseph

    C'est super! Je suis tres excite!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Stacy51601

    I enjoy using it on my phone. It's lots of fun!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/licialicii

    web version, please!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElRengo2

    that is a good idea it will help a lot

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kelly.s.co1

    Bots are great. I just wish my the XP earned would show up in my students overall totals. Will they eventually? In the meantime, I encouraged them to screenshot their totals and show them to me at the end of the assignment period.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nih160

    finally

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/abigail.robinson

    omg cant wait

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jkoetzner

    danken du

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ben-14072204

    Hopefully, Portuguese will be one on where you can use a Bot. Started using Bots with German, it is awesome.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CallyManSam

    lingots pls

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/farmcat123

    i think this is very cool!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/omvirk

    sounds nice

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/24torretoa

    hi

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/alekblair

    CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY SPANISH

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/WordedPuppet

    Will there be a web version?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IMmimi1999

    i'm learning french

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hamedmp
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    Please fix the bug on iPads too, they don't appear :(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Deb39571

    It just popped up on my I pad today, lots of fun!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeKingdomCrafter

    how make your own conversation

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AsuraLouise

    thank you

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelintheUSA

    I don't get how Duolingo can achieve so much and be so great but only release this feature to the iphone app users. Why not wait to release this feature until they can offer it to Andriod users, too? Sad.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wander167

    Welcome to Lag-Ville, where everything is glitchy!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ryry915

    Any idea wen the web version will come out? Thanks.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/oscarroe

    they need to make that availible on the web because its great on the app

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bina_Leila

    Is there a Sofia and David too? Like from the courses? Cuz there's a Luis.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GPate15

    I am really excited for the I pad version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rose1376

    Hola Como esta

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaBarkwe

    whats the easiest question you have been ask

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Redherculu

    How do you get to talk so fast when the 'bots' speak Danish?! I am learning danish and it is so hard to become fluent even with the first lesson! I am honestly astounded by how amazing people get at languages from Duolingo!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/foxblue5

    i have done it on the i pad but do it on DOUOLINGO ON THE COMPUTER

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/foxblue5

    ppppppppppllllllllleeeeeeaaaaaassssssseeeeeee do the web version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wolflord1000

    can't wait for web version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DylanHamer13

    Charlie

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DylanHamer13

    CXDX

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Conner.W

    When do you think Korean will be launched? I would really enjoy learning Korean! I can't find any other sites to learn it, so I'm most likely to rely on Duolingo. It says that it isn't close to being launched (34%) I believe, it also says that it will be 'hatched' on 12/31/99. I think that this was a while ago. Anyway I think that bringing bots onto Duolingo is a great idea!

    Thanks

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RyanCraft7

    be stupid

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlet2906

    are you going to make a web version?!?!?!?!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fiona499966

    This is what I have been waiting for. I don't have an iPhone though so am looking forward to the other platforms. Can you tell us what they might be?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MonKey_Aviation

    I think the bots are great but i miss the feel when you can freely answer so that every word is accepted.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Japalsen

    I kinda dropped it last May when I couldn't understand something. The forum is not available on my phone app. I s s shoulduse online version

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchHornSnail

    These are super cool!!!!!!!!! They just were released on iPad and I love them. It makes it so much easier! However the only issue is that they do not ever sharpen your skills. It would be nice to be able to use them as a skill set or something. I really like them!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Japalsen

    I started started understand people who speak French. So it is definitely working.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zphelps76

    wow Carnegie Mellon is like my favorite school :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlytherinHeir

    I've used this on iOS and it's amazing. However, I mainly use Duolingo from my Mac and would love to see the web version soon :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EllieNicka

    I'm having a hard time with the verb charts!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/imperialsnoop377

    Bots!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MIRZAAM

    You know many of the questions, since they have been asked ad nauseum. Why don't you simply provide some answers?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MIRZAAM

    Stickied the unofficial but still amazing wiki :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlyanAziz-Khan0

    i think its a cool idea

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jthom12345

    bonjour

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamesJordan5

    Hello, I am James and I am trying to learn spanish.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JGUzq9

    I highly appreciate your efforts. Being able to do conversation in the language you learn while doing something else (dishes, driving to work, going for a walk) will be really helpful. I hope the commands will also be handsfree for that purpose :-).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bert.tussing

    Truly enjoy the Bots on my IPad. Looking forward to when I can access them on my PC.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajacobs3974

    this is crazy

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/geneg415
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    I have been using the bots on my phone and really like the feature. However, it is just as much an exercise in typing on the (small) iphone keypad as it is a language practice tool. Would love to have this feature available in the browser version so I can focus on the language.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oona389189

    Oh wau this is just great! Can't wait to have it on other languages too!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Niamhfw
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    Really excited about the Bots, but when would other languages be added? Does it depend on the course makers, popularity of the course, etc.?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/raaaaaiiiiin

    bleh bleh bleh

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewChu3

    cant wait for windows!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/maetig

    Super cool! when does the computer version come out though?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JeffThompson67

    Lots of fun I tried it!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Narell1

    Totally spot on, I don't have the confidence to practice with people. I cannot wait for the Italian Bots.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rosenthalec

    Are the Bots available for every language? My iPhone is up to date but I can't seem to find the Bot feature for Italian.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Digital_RuFi

    Its amazing, im learning today french.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/peige_ishmael671

    HI

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/447Spanish

    My co-teacher and I think this is a great feature and we have been playing around with ways to have our kids use this feature. Will duolingo be adding this to the assignments section? IE: will teachers be able to assign a certain number of bot chats that students have to complete in a set time period? If not, I think it would be a great addition!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/wesleelowe

    great content for a discussion keep it up!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/martin887568

    I tried it on Ipad for German. It works very well except the wording can be off slightly :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EllatheCat
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    I have been using Bots for a few weeks and it works fantabulously well. It has helped me a LOT. Thank you to all the people who made this amazing thing!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyForlizzi

    Sounds awsome

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mjcoco2001

    WOW im exited web version por favor?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmarAndres588586

    I use Iphone Duolingo app and I'm learning French but I don't find Bots in the app where are they?????

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BrentlinSh1
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    They should be there. It was added recently. Can you report it?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/omfgzorz

    I can't wait for a web version I can use in my browser on my Mac.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nepal16

    I totally agree with you mi amigo ;)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheresahAkowuah

    Duolingo is very interested and very good as well.i am very interest of learning french language but i need your support to heip me or push me up.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zentori

    Very excited for this! I use a Language Exchange app but usually I find myself using English more. This eliminates awkward language barriers and allows me to get adequate practice in. Can't wait for Bots available in Norwegian. Jeg elsker lære Norsk!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LisaMarieGarver

    this is what I need right now! only on iphone :( typical!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ciprian.Barlog

    Great news!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zahraa975

    sounds great i will have a go!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pavlo-Krejgovyc

    Get a PC version in Ukrainian please. Ukrainian is my native language and ever since moving to the USA I rarely ever get a chance to speak it with others. Please do me this favour.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/anne840546

    how do I get to speak to the bot. Right now I have to type my answer

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/anne840546