https://www.duolingo.com/dschaeson2302

Duolingo Labs?

This morning I used the website of Duolingo in my phone.

I noticed that a menu was added which is Labs. So if you tap the '3 line' button top right, you can find it there.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it if I press 'view full site'.

In the labs, you can find:

  1. Duolingo Stories

Description (by Duolingo):

Duolingo Stories uses dialogue to help intermediate and advanced learners improve their reading, listening and comprehension skills

Unfortunately, there are only stories in Spanish and Portuguese.

2.Duolingo events:

Description (by Duolingo):

Connect with other Duolingo learners around you in real life! Practice your communication skills and meet other members of the wonderful Duolingo community.

I can't go there because of sign-in problems.

Am I out of date or is it an A/B Test?

Thanks

1 year ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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The events bit still seems to be accessible here: https://events.duolingo.com

They seem to be real life meet-ups rather than anything online. You can see some meetings (probably just test data - not real) if you explore by region.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

Actually, from what I can tell, these are actual events. There are several event Duolingo has created on meetup.com advertising these.

Duolingo's Meetup page

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Thanks for the correction.

Originally I did wonder if they would be doing something like that. I immediately looked to see if the meeting being promoted by Usagiboy7 in the forums was listed, but it wasn't. That made me assume they were just test data.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23188511

I can see that it is listed at your link though:

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Duolingo-SF-Spanish/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

Interesting that Usagi's isn't being advertised, I assumed it would be. Is it possible that while the meetups are real, they aren't posting them on the Duolingo website yet, and just using test data here?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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It might be a sync job or something has to run? I am assuming here that there is some sort of API for the Meetup site, that Duolingo use (or intend to use).

Perhaps if the event site is currently a mock-up, they might be re-keying the data across, while they play around with designs.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Thanks, I have been waiting for someone to post screenshots of Stories. This is even better - I get to use it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

Thanks for the link. Also not in my language, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

These are features that Duolingo is alpha testing right now, to a select group of users. I am able to access the Duolingo stories.

I'm not allowed to talk about them, but I can say that it's a great feature :).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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It looks fun - something interesting to do while waiting for Health to return! :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I see it on Android, but I get kicked out of the labs and to the home page!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Thank you! I'd seen your link up there but no difference, I was still kicked out. Obviously resolved now that it's official.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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I don't see it on my Android or my IOS. Must be a test. What exactly was it on and which tab is it accessible?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

https://www.duolingo.com/labs

When I went earlier, I could get to it. Now you see a flash of it, then I roll to the home page.

Oddly, I can get to the exact same destination by hitting the three lines in the upper right of this page and it doesn't roll when I do it that way.

1 year ago

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Weird. I'll try to screenshot it. Edit: NVM it's too complicated. Just screenshot it and look

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

Those wanting the stories, only in Spanish and Portuguese so far, go to: https://stories.duolingo.com

1 year ago

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Thank you for the link, it's looks very nice and fun! and events will be very useful

1 year ago

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