https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao

Please remove the heart system on iOS, Duolingo. Please.

I guess I can use my computer but then it's silly because most of the time I use Duolingo is waiting somewhere when I'm in public or on public transport.

The hearts are there for Spanish, which I don't mind that much because I already have some knowledge of the language thanks to taking it in school, pretty sure people that didn't take it would hate it, but for Russian and Hebrew and Vietnamese it's actually unbearable.

I much prefer the progress bar type system that Hungarian and Chinese have where if you make a mistake the bar recedes and if you get something right, it progresses. This makes much more sense.

Please, Duolingo. For our sanity.

December 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/EmperorIguana42

What I find extremely annoying is the fact that the heart system works when you're learning new things - the time you're most likely to make mistakes.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao

It's crazy, I know!

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

I prefer to use Duolingo's mobile web version (www.duolingo.com) in the Firefox (or Chrome) browser of my phone, when I have a rather good Wifi (or LTE/4G in an internet bundle)

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao

I had no idea that worked! Does it, on iOS?

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

That's the usual workaround to avoid Duolingo's punishing "Health" system.

The web version also has a much beter teaching method:
"mostly typing the words by yourself" instead of "mostly clicking on predefined words"
I hardly use the Duolingo App on my phone.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/medievalmaide715

I pray that Jesus blesses your soul. We need it to go. I make Quizlet flashcards for studying vocabulary in Spanish so I can still learn using my phone. REMOVE THE DANG HEALTH DUO. And while you're at it, add forum discussions and better grammatical explanations on iOS. Please.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

I actually don't have hearts on my ios app, I mean, it hasn't been updated for a while, but if it's really that horrible than what's the point? You could, though, use chrome/firefox/safari to get the website your phone, and it looks very much like the old Duo ios app. (At least, on my Moto G3's Chrome and Firefox).

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vereschagin

Duolingo does not work in Safari in iOS. You have to use a different browser or the app.

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

? On an iPhone-sized screen, things can be a bit inconvenient, but Duolingo does work in Safari. Just strengthened a bonus skill using dictation for the whole thing. Not too bad at all, actually.

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Do you have the latest version of the app? I used to have hearts but they went away a few months ago.

On the other hand, Duo is always running A/B tests so you and I may be on different sides of this one.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao

I do have the very latest version of the App, on iOS. Do you have hearts on Spanish and Russian?

It seems it's not the same for all users.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

It must be an A/B test.

December 16, 2017

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

What IOS mobile app version do you have?

Do you do test-outs or you do you learn new skills/lessons "the normal way" (step by step)?

First I thought you are maybe confusing hearts (still available on the web portal for test-out's) with the health/gems IOS "feature", which might have been abandoned according to a more recent thread (I don't use IOS, so I don't care).

Can't get rid of it? Try Android.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao

I have whatever the latest iOS version is.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

Hearts is the old system that Progress Bar replaced. Although you can still see it when testing out or taking a shortcut.

The new system they are testing on iOS is called Health.

December 16, 2017

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

As you can see there are different possibilities depending on the exercise type, different A/B tests per account going on, etc.

Lot's of confusing possibilities!

Why don't you upload a screenshot showing what your concrete IOS app problem is for 1, 2 or 3 exercises/questions?

December 16, 2017
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