Is there a reason why the Duolingo mobile app is "too casual" compared to the desktop version?
I don't want to come off as one of those people who complains all the time ,because really, DuoLingo has made me VERY successful thus far in learning French, Russian and Polish. I just want to vent out my thoughts and see if anybody else shares the same concerns.
I feel like that the desktop exercises are vastly superior to the exercises you get on the app, simply because they actually let us type out our sentences. Sure, there are a few exercises like that on the app, but most of it is matching and stuff.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad app, but I found that after a few weeks of using the mobile app, i wasn't really able to retain the vocabulary I learned in the app as well as I have in the desktop version
Now, you guys might tell me to just use the desktop then. But the problem is that I am not home all the time and I'm generally more comfortable on my phone than I am on the desktop ;00
Merci pour lis mon litre <3
I like the fact that in the app, I don't have to type as much because I don't like typing on the phone. I'm much more comfortable with typing on my laptop.
On your phone, you don't have to use the app. You can enter your courses in the web version, too. :-) You just open an internet browser, go to duolingo.com, give the same credentials as on your laptop and in your app, and then you can use the web version on your phone.
I have never got such a message. I'm using the web version on my phone regularly because I follow the forums on the phone when I'm not at home. And I can switch between the forums and the language courses easily (it's a stack of bars in the upper right-hand corner that allows switching between courses, forums, profile etc).
EDIT: I just tried it (because I don't use the web version for courses): I switched from the forum view to "courses", entered my Spanish-from-English course and started strengthening. No problems, no messages.