Japanese on IOS!!!
I'm super psyched I updated my phone today and the Japanese course was released early for me! I really want to join a Japanese club and make some Japanese language buddies. I took the placement test and I am already level five in Japanese. I hope that the rest of the course is not too easy. I was kind of sad to see how small it was so far but its in beta.
Thank you duolingo and everyone that worked hard to release this course!!! Can't wait for Korean to come out soon!
I don't have it on iOS yet. My level 7 is from having gained access when the web course was briefly made available a month ago. My guess is that there'll be a version 2.0 of the tree pretty quickly. It seems like Duolingo wanted to push something out fast, so they went with a tree that breaks all the Duo records for shortness (except perhaps the record for number of target languages translations accepted, the great quantity thereof being something that kept the English for Japanese speakers course in beta for I think the longest of any course thus far).
I misunderstood your post slightly (I'm still pretty much a noob with smartphones) and thought the update had been pushed to your phone.
Japanese was there when I manually updated!
I believe the shortest tree (at least from English) before now in terms of skills was Esperanto with 43 and in terms of lessons was Turkish with 200. The Japanese tree has 40 and 184 (by my count, which could well be off).