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why was timed practice on mobile removed?

was really enjoying it as you can strenghthen the skills really quickly but then I updated the app and now it's gone :(

July 5, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tryphon2109

Yes I think it helped to think quicker when you already did the tree several times. But for beginner it could have been great to have the choice. It is a shame it has gone.

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marlowe623307

(makes sense) =)

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/woofwoofmeow

I miss it as well. Without it strengthening a neglected tree just seems like an unachievable task. I don't want to spend 4h+ on strengthening the most basic skills over and over again every day. It makes me want to not practice at all. Timed practice got me motivated to practice multiple languages at the same time as well. Also it really helped quickly recollecting words.

I understand the flaws and the problems other users had with times practice, but all I'm saying is it should at least be an option, like on the web. But since the web app is unusable on mobile I'm stuck with the old method.

I really want timed practice back

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MxEris

This feature was a life saver for me for keeping my lessons gold, I'm furious it's gone. Why did they remove it instead of leaving it as an option? I might stop using Duolingo until it returns because I don't have time to redo 4 lessons every day just to keep everything maxed out.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722

It's still there on the mobile site. Maybe use that instead of the app?

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/woofwoofmeow

It's unusable because it's so unresponsive.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722

The timed practice on the mobile site, or the mobile site itself? I haven't used the timed practice on the mobile site because, as somebody else pointed out in this discussion, it's almost impossible to type fast and accurately on a tiny cellphone keyboard. I was just pointing out that on the mobile site, the timed practice is still there for those who do want to use that option. I prefer using timed practice on a full-sized keyboard on a regular PC or a laptop computer.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/woofwoofmeow

Especially timed practice on the mobile site. You lose about 1-2 seconds just to delays for every question. It is certainly not impossible to type fast and accurately, because I can without problems. But I have a rather large phone and years of typing experience. I get that timed practice is just not practical for most people, but I just want to advocate that there is certainly a niche group of people that it is useful for. Personally I never use duo on the PC, because I mostly only use duo when I'm on public transportation.

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Android or IOS app? What versions are you using?

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

I've never seen it on iOS.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChipHarrel

I would really like the timed practice on the mobile to return as well. It was a bit of a challenge at first but as I became adjusted to it, I really began to like it. For me, have keys close together made it easier to type quickly so I could progress much faster. Surely they could make it optional for those who did not like it.

July 8, 2017
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