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Why no Czech course on the mobile app?

Why is there no Czech course on the Duolingo mobile app?

January 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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This course is still in Beta phase.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cotton-Tail

But there are other courses available on the mobile app that are still in beta so surely there must be another reason.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

contributors are not in on the technical secrets of how when and why something is or is not released. We, sadly, often learn from users that a function was enabled.

That said, I personally do not like the mobile version at all. It has so many bugs in English for Czechs that I fear the release of Czech for English. Even in languages that do not have that many issues the mobile course is easier to pass, by far, than the web based one. Which kind of beats the purpose. It is great if you are unable to get on regular web here and there and do not want to lose your day streak but I, personally, would strongly recommend not to rely on it.

January 3, 2018

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

On the other hand, on mobile phones you can easily switch to unfamiliar alphabets. Using Cyrillic or Greek keyboard layouts with an English or Czech physical keyboard is a real pain and virtual keyboards in a different window are only a marginally smaller pain.

January 3, 2018

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

the web version on a mobile browser does not suit you? i know the layout is a major pita...

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

Btw, cyrillic. Not sure what you are using as your operating system. Windows 10 comes with a "mnemonic" version of russian keyboard (install russian keyboard, change options to mnemonic). The layout is 99% identical with English keyboard and the extra characters like щ are created by combination of letters (s,c in this case). It allows one like myself to type all 10 in russian and my typing skill is now way better than my russian speaking skill. For previous version of windows such keyboards were downloadable from internet as an add-in or something like that.

January 5, 2018

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

please see my earlier comment here.

January 3, 2018

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

But Hungarian is in beta too, but this course is on the mobile app :/

May 3, 2018

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

exactly!

May 3, 2018
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