https://www.duolingo.com/dballenduller

Why make the desktop and mobile version of the app different?

Why can't we have Access to the clubs in the browser version? And why can't we read the grammatical explanations to the lessons on the mobile version? It just makes no sense to me.

March 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Izim_M
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I'm not sure about those particular examples you've mentioned, but some features are different because they're less practical on the computer or on the smartphone. For example, the exercises on the mobile version require less typing of long words or sentences and more tapping. The grammatical explanations might be removed from the app cause they want to avoid long parts of text and tables on a small screen as it's less pleasant to read or learn from. This is just my interpretation, I'm not sure if those are the real reasons.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexDiaconescu

Indeed but providing access to all features independent of the platform you are usingis the best experience. Have them all at hand and let the user decide which is more comfortable. That should be web 2.0

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PETERHAWKI7

Why has my desktop version changed? I want my old format back, not liking the new format AT ALL. Its okay for the tablet when I'm away or on the treadmill, but I don't like the 'crown' scenario

March 20, 2018
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