https://www.duolingo.com/SportsOcean

Japanese Incubator Update!!!

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Here is the Japanese incubator page with the update!

It reads:


Hi there,

We've got a lot of questions regarding the reason progress of Japanese from English course is still 67%. Because of "something new" we added to this course, the automatic progress calculation is not accurate. The progress is actually 99%! We're sorry for the confusion.

Your feedback matters

Even if we say it's 99% ready, it doesn't mean the course will be perfect at the launch time. As with always the case with beta courses, there will be problems in acceptable translations, hints, audio, etc. We'll welcome your feedback especially as "My answer should have been accepted" report that can be sent from "Report a problem" feature available at grading time.

Launch date

The Japanese team currently is putting a lot of efforts in finalizing the tree. The course will launch into beta phase on May 18. Please be patient until we support the course on all platforms. Because of "something new", we'll need an extra effort to support the course on different platforms. Thank you for understanding and look forward to the Japanese course!


Anyone else super excited!?! :-)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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Wow, they did that fast!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr_Patriot

It's very impressive. They must have gotten to work on their program before Duolingo got back to them and confirmed they were being added to the incubator because I can't see any other way they would have done it so quickly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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So non-iOS users should probably note the following bit:

Please be patient until we support the course on all platforms. Because of "something new", we'll need an extra effort to support the course on different platforms

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SportsOcean
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Courses released into beta on the website aren't usually released into other platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, etc) for a while (following the release)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Yes, but Web-only availability would be the norm - not worthy of comment.

Neither would iOS and web only.

I am assuming that the message (from a staff member) is trying to warn us to expect less than we normally would have (on day one of beta). So possibly iOS only, with Androd and web to follow. They might be racing to get them ready, and this message is the news leaking that non-iOS users might have to wait. I wish the message was more specific, so we don't have to play guessing games, but there you go.


Edit: There might also be an old site / new site spilt. With only users of the new site having access, given that changes seem to be required. This would be another possibility worthy of comment.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KanpekiSensou

The alpha test was for iOS devices only... so Im guessing its for iphones only at release... Anyway - what is a "short amount of time"? Are we talking days, weeks or months? Im assuming the new thing is the implementation of kana and kanji...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SportsOcean
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Not sure if this is totally right, but it might have been easier for them to program the software to alpha test on iOS devices?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxJiang3
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I believe alpha testing was for iOS only because they wanted you to download the TestPilot app, so that they could selectively choose people to access the course. I've been doing it on a PC though, so I think it'll be released on all platforms at once, or at least iOS and PC.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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Is it working for you on the PC? Whenever I've tried it each lesson just repeats the same question about 20 times.

I'm not convinced it'll even be released on the website on Thursday, but just to the iOS app.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I think it'll be released on all platforms at once

Did you read the text I quoted? They are telling you something.

Web-only availability would be the norm - not worthy of comment. That would include iOS and web, so I am assuming that the message (from a staff member no less) is trying to warn us to expect less than we normally would have (on day one). Otherwise why the warning?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luko.
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And do you have the new character teaching system on the web? Or do you see everything as in other courses?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SportsOcean
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The amount of time really depends on the course, so I don't really have a good answer sorry! :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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It's finally here...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123
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はい!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackcatX111

when will japanese be on the PC version? Still waiting!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

何か新しいはなんですか

Excited

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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This is fantastic news. Japanese is one of the languages I've been most hoping to see. Will the course have audio on its launch or will that come later?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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The alpha course already has TTS audio. (Bits of it don't work, but I'm sure they'll fix this.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I'm super excited, and I don't plan to take the course! I've been in love with Japanese for quite a while, but I have my hands full with Irish and French already :-/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kshulters
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Yay!! ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ann__Re

I love Japanese......Eagerly waiting for it Super excited

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https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin
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嬉しい!:3

1 year ago
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