Differences between mobile app and online on computer

So I wanted to learn Japanese but it's not ready (I am using Duolingo from my computer) . Yesterday though , I found out from a friend's phone , that the mobile app of Duolingo actually has Japanese come?

July 28, 2017


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Normally, new courses are released in Beta test phase on the website and only after most of the problems have been ironed out are they released on the apps. However, with Japanese from English they seem to have reversed that process. Possibly because there are less problems to overcome on the app but I don't really know the reason.

July 28, 2017

Thanks for the reply!

There are more features on the pc-based version, like words, notes, stuff like that, so maybe it's taking them awhile to work that out for Japanese -- especially with three sets of characters!

There's use of microphone on pc too. That's not on the phone app I think

what is the difference

Read psionpete's answer.
In my experience, mobile app is veeeery boring and un-friendly compared to the webpage. Try a language your are studying and you will see the differences.

You can install an Android emulator software like Bluestacks (or any other) on PC/Windows.
Within the emulator you can install the DuoLingo Android app from the Google Play store and enjoy Japanese.

Give it a try :-)

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