Differences in duolingo from the cell phone and duolingo in the computer
Hi everyone! I have noticed that duolingo is different when it is used from your cellphone and when it is used from the computer. I would like to ask the programmers or technicians if you could do the following:
1.- (Green words) In the cellphone whenever you are speaking, the words that duolingo is correctly understanding, turn green. Sometimes in the computer, it is very hard when you are speaking and somehow you can never get it right (and you have no idea why duolingo did not recognize you). I wonder if this same process (the words turning green when they are recognized), can be applied to the computer as well. That would save me (and perhaps many other users) a lot of fustration.
2.- (Russian) I have also noticed that in the computer version when you are learning Russian, there are no speak tests, while in the cellphone version there are. Why? and can you fix this as well?
3.- (Experience points) Call me obnoxious, but I just recently discovered that when you practice in the cellphone you have no idea of how many XP you are getting, while in the computer for each lesson (without the timed practice) you are getting 10 XP.... I hate that, but anyhow, this is not really an issue. so... worry not
I think that is for the moment. I think it is a great program and I am hoping you guys keep on the good work.
For your first point, using a headset would enhance the recognition, the microphone(s) of the webcam is (are) too far from the mouth and record(s) too much environmental noise.
Still, it would be great to have the words turning green as they are getting recognized. I liked very much that of the cellphone. Don't you think? But I will get myself a headset just to check this out.
Maybe, this feature does not work on my desktop, but I can exercise on Android. It's even easier on mobile as words are already written we just have to arrange them in the correct way.
That can be advantageous or not. Take for example Russian; it has an alphabet that you are probably not going to learn through your mobile by just arranging the words in the right order. But there are many people with different perspectives and what it works for me, probably is not going to work for you or any other.
What I am trying to say here is to take the good things that we have seen in the mobile version and use them for the computer.
On my cellphone Duolingo doesn't play the "rigth answer" sound when you answer right. It's just the green box and no sound. The same goes for the "wrong answer" sound, both gone. All other audio is working fine except this one. I am running version 5.0.14 on and iPhone five if it is to any help. Do you know what this is? And can you fix it?
This hardly has anything to do with the subject above. However (if it helps...) what I usually do with my apps is to uninstall them, reset my mobile and install the app again. That sometimes work. If it does not, then perhaps it is a technical issue that might take some time to work out and probably depends on your phone, your software version or can be a bug with the duolingo version.
Beware that I am not a technician or mobile expert. So be cautious.
Thanks for the help i will try it. And sorry that it does not have anything to do with the subject above, i'm only in 6th grade.