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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saskia.gertie

New update??

I noticed something when I opened the Duolingo app. There’s no more health and no more gems, only lingots. Instead of health there is just a “strengthen your skills” page? I mean, I’m not complaining, I hated the health system, but is anyone else experiencing this?

December 6, 2017

11 Comments


[deactivated user]

    Hallelujah! Finally DL is coming to its senses! They finally stopped this money grab. Does anyone else see it gone too?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

    It’s been like that for me for months.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

    You were probably not part of the A/B test, myself included.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

    At long last!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

    Perhaps you were removed from the A/B test, because I tested it with my sister's account and she still has health. Either that or my version of Duolingo is buggy.


    [deactivated user]

      DL just posted on FB a message telling us language learners to not be embarassed of mistakes. Turns out they're not hypocrites after all. What I don't find fair is that all those users who've poured money down the hole for their health/gems had done so in futility.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

      I deleted and redownloaded the app, and when I did, I was no longer on that horrific Health/gem A/B test! But that was a while ago...


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

      It probably it not only IOS app version dependent, but your signed in DuoLingo account is put into an A/B test group.

      IMHO there is no easy way, just re-install an app (this deletes all data directories, at least on Android) and to think/hope, that this alone might get you out of the health / gem A/B test group...

      Well, if you would downgrade to a much older IOS app version, which would have no health / gem support, then yes, you might see it gone.
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      As I learned, there is no way on IOS to downgrade to a previous app version*; you are forced** to either use the current installed app version (a backup might be wise) or to download (auto-DL/upgrade if the wrong store settings are applied!!!) the LATEST version from the store.

      This is one reason I would throw away those IOS stuff....even it might be safer.

      Android let's you manually install any APK app files, so you can actually DOWNGRADE to a previous (older) version.


      The DuoLingo app team seems - as the web team - to periodically release not tested / QS assurred early alpha/beta software; this was/is the same on Android!
      Or can't remember the "inspirational owl messages between lessons"? Yes, new feature. Crashed!! Needed bugfixing and new app version release.


      My opinion:

      • Never ever change a running system WITHOUT BACKUPS!!!

      • Don't be too fast with upgrades (DL seems to release new app versions without concrete / full history/changelog in a 2-4 week period).

      • Don't upgrade a running system, (to a new alpha release, containg new bugs, crashes, etc.) if you can't manually downgrade the app.

      • Don't expect that new app releases are stable / final and QS tested!
        Programmers are still humans. They WILL make errors!


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