While I was practicing Japanese with Duolingo on my phone today, I noticed that there is no health function. There is also no option to practice the skills that one has learned. I know that the course was just released and is still in beta, but will these eventually be added?
Health was removed from all beta courses, when Japanese launched. I assume that a course will get it back, once it graduates from beta.
We would need to ask someone [*] who is using the Portuguese for French speakers course, if Health has just re-appeared. I am assuming it was available on mobile.
[*] Someone being an iOS user in the Health test group.
Yeah, they need to find some contributors willing to be more active, but one gets accostumed to that. After a comprehensive second trip through the tree, bringing me up to level 23, I thought I'd gotten a pretty good handle on most of what can be learned from it. Yeah, there's a lot of Spanish in the tree, but the grammar is Guarani, and Guarani grammar expresses a lot. There are more particles to learn, but now I've got a feel for how the particles attach, so I feel I've got a good base. With not too much more study and a dictionary, I would think I could read, albeit having to look up a lot of words, of course, since written Guarani isn't likely to be Jopara and Duoling only ever gets you so far.
I guess you have a new account that's always had health, or didn't use the app much before it was introduced? The whole-tree practice option for Japanese is where it used to be for all languages (/ still is for those who don't have health), the upper left corner on the screen with the tree, where it says "Practice."
Please don't tell me you like health (I think I'm much more positively disposed towards it than many who have expressed their opinions; it's just too one-size-fits-all at the moment.)