Differences between the online Duolingo and the app:
I think that the desktop online version and the app should be more similar than they are, they have some differences that make it frustrating to use one or the other, sometimes.
- Online practices and lessons don't let you skip listening and speaking parts, like the app does.
- Timed practices are available online, but not on the app.
- Medals and tree completion trophies that one earns are not displayed, on either the online version, or the mobile app.
I think Duolingo should seriously consider changing these things, in order to make the language learning experience more uniform and enjoyable across both mediums of learning. If anyone knows how I can put this request directly to the devs, mods, or admins, please let me know in the comments.
Also, you lose lives on the app. With the desktop version, you could learn lessons all day, but on the app, you have to wait HOURS for your health to refill or go practice a skill you already know.
I think that the desktop online version and the app should be more similar than they are, [...]
Please don't suggest scary stuff like this! I really hope no devs saw that particular line! :D
We all know that wouldn't mean app being raised up to the awesomeness of web... They'd instead simply drag web into the dirt until it fell enough to match the level of the app. The further web manages to keep itself well away from the app, the better! ^^;
Online practices and lessons don't let you skip listening and speaking parts, like the app does.
There are a few settings on the desktop version that may do what you want. Hover your mouse over your moniker (Muddogging1) on the duolingo bar at top and select "Settings" from the dropdown menu. There are sound and microphone settings on the left that you can change.
I agree with you, I use duolingo on a computer and it would be good if could be part of clubs through my computer but you can only get it through the app, which is annoying because I want to communicate with other learners and be able to get and receive help in a group which wold be better than starting a whole discussion