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Question about "Health" feature

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Will the "Health" feature come to the stabile (web) version of Duolingo, or is it limited to the mobile version ? Can anyone answer me definitively and authoritatively?

Thank you very much!

1 year ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

My only definitive answer is Luis said they need more money. Personally I hope usage drops so much compared to the nonhealth control group that duo abandons health but they are definitely going to do stuff to raise revenue. I understand that website now is testing ads which were only on app

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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Forget it. I think the health system is very clever, business-wise. Luis said that the main source of income is ads. What will many people do when they run out of health? Do reviews for regaining health, thereby displaying more ads! Or pay. The only thing they have to do is to balance the system, so that the negative effects caused by users leaving the service don't outweigh the revenues generated. So perhaps they will do some fine-tuning, like adding an additional health or similar measures. But if there's no massive wave of protest, I think this system will stay. Many users seem to buy the "binge learning" story, which is of course complete bs.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

I would not say the binge learning is completely BS. It's probably closer to 99%. A few people might exceed their capacity to retain although even if they don't retain simple exposure is not going to hurt them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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I'd also say it exists, when I have learned 5 new words and then try to learn 95 more, I will have forgotten everything for sure. But in this context, as an excuse for the health feature, I'm tempted to say that it's even 200% BS ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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You can also choose to watch an ad to gain health, so that's another way to link the new system to getting eyeballs on ads.

Regarding the binge learning versus paced learning, I would really love to see some research on this (either way), just to satisfy my personal curiosity. Have you seen anything about it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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No, I've no idea. I guess this is dependent on many factors.

Watching an ad to regain health hasn't been mentioned until now, right? At least better than doing a review. Is it possible to regain all health by watching 5 ads? Probably not ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThadHXL
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The health feature is NOT on the website version. The only way you can get anything with hearts is if you test out skills. The lessons do not have hearts. They only have a progress bar that goes up or down depending on how you do in the lesson.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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The health system is part of an A/B test so if it is successful it will come to the web version. However no one can predict this result so you will just have to wait and see.

1 year ago