The new owl pop ups on the iPhone app are super cute. Today I got one when I had gotten 10 questions right in a row in a practice session. I was motivated by that to do an extra practice session. I have seen at least one other owl pop up too, though I can't remember what it was for.
Thank you for continuing to improve Duolingo. It is very appreciated.
Yeah, its kind of weird we find an electronic owl motivating if you think about it right? But I like it too, and it works! I find it much more motivating than loosing health points. I have had it pop a couple of times just to say something along the lines of 'see how much you have learned, your hard work is paying off!'