Introducing Duolingo Push!
The moment you've all been waiting for...
Introducing Duolingo Push! We're taking notifications out of your phone and into the real world. Yup: Duo the Owl will literally show up to remind you to practice so you never miss a lesson.
Tweet is here
Let's learn for real.
Posted April 1, 2019 ;)
Update Apr. 2, 2019
Thanks for the laughs, everyone! Duo might not have the bandwidth to come visit you in person to remind you to practice your language (yet), but you can always adjust your reminders here and equip your streak freeze here, so you can stay on top of your game and keep that streak going. Oh, and while we're on the subject of April Fool's announcements... Finnish, man. That's no joke. :)
Duo came to my house last Wednesday. Jumped straight out of my bedroom window, and a second Duolingo owl slammed my door open, knocking it down. I was forced to go on Duolingo for 6 hours since I accidentally lost my streak. Was I allowed taking a break? Of course not. Both Duos just stared at me, sitting there with a big smirk on their faces. After 6 hours, I was finally allowed to be free from the dark closet of my bedroom. After this, I needed a security camera. If this happened again, oh, it would of gotton worse! (I Hope you enjoyed my story... I suggest not using this feature, unless you want 2 Duos bursting through your room.. Or anywhere! I thought he was going to follow me forever, and never leave!)
(This was a fun joke to write. XD) Weird, but eh. Happy April Fools Day! Please don't take this seriously. :)
i loved that. For some reason the begining reminded me of "a potato flew around my room"
Guys, it really works! It happened to me yesterday, I was completely neglecting my streak when suddenly Duo showed up and confiscated the book I was reading until I met my daily XP goal. (I must have got passive aggressive Duo) I am so relieved to know Duo is watching out for the community to make sure nobody loses their streak. I think it is definitely worth the money and cannot recommend this more.
It works great, but I found Duo a bit too intrusive. If he would not show up anywhere you are or just keep his distance and maybe just flap his wings or throw some pebbels at you to get your attention... No, he sneaks right up on you.
But I found the solution. I started wearing a Duo suit myself. So when the real Duo sees me, he assumes that I have already taken care of the forgetful learner and just moves on. Since you can never be too sure at exactly what moment he'll show up, I have to wear it every evening as the deadline comes closer. It's OK right now, but I'm not sure what I will during the hot summer months.
My dog was barking before and I wasn't sure why. He wouldn't stop after a few minutes, which was very strange (he normally stops after 5 or so barks). I decided to go and check, and what do you know? Duo was there! He made me finish my Swedish lesson this morning. He really gave me a fright, especially since I hadn't heard about this until now! At least now I wont be losing my streak, but I hope my dog gets used to him at some point. I don't think the neighbours will appreciate his barking.
Me too. I was so disappointed. I would love to buy a plush Duo or a Duo cookie cutter or something. Oh, well.
youtube: "Introducting Duolingo Push" has closed captions in:
- Chinese Simpflied
It's time to practice the subjunctive in Spanish.
para recordarles que practiquen, practiquen, practiquen,
Aquí en Duolingo sabemos que para aprender un idioma lo mejor es practicar todos los días.
Es por eso que Duolingo envía notificaciones útiles a los usuarios
para recordarles que practiquen, practiquen, practiquen, pero, para algunos usuarios,
hemos descubierto que eso no es lo suficientemente efectivo.
Es por eso que estamos emocionados de lanzar
una nueva función premium: Duolingo Push
Ya que puedes usar Duolingo donde sea que estés,
ahora con Duolingo Push puedes recibir recordatorios en cualquier lugar.
Si estás en el gimnasio,
en el trabajo,
o de salida con tus amigos.
Duo mismo se te aparecerá en cualquier momento
cuando crea que vas a perder tu racha
para darte un recordatorio sutil.
¡Es el trato preferencial de Duolingo que siempre deseaste!
Un recordatorio en la vida real que no puedes ignorar.
Puedes elegir el tipo de recordatorio que se adapte más a ti.
Regístrate hoy para una prueba gratuita de Duolingo Push
y nunca más volverás a perder un día de práctica.
Ahora no, Duo.
¡Ya estoy jugando!
Yes, of course, Duo will find you wherever. I'm not sure how the technology works exactly, but I'd guess there's some sort of tracker that gets implanted into your phone's software that allows Duo to hunt you down (in the name of building responsible practices, of course).
I got early access to Push and that's how I've kept my streak for so long - sometimes Duo shows up as I'm walking home, sometimes he knocks on my window just before midnight, one time he even walked into my Spanish classroom. It's a bit disconcerting at first but I can confirm that it really works
Guys, i forgot to tell you about the time I was in school and I saw Duo. I ran for my life, tripped, dropped my notebook, got up and ran again. He threw my notebook at me so I fell. Then, he went over to me and said "Well well, look who we have here. Now, Lily, get on Duolingo and practice your fricking French. OR ELSE." I then went on Duolingo and practiced until I went to sleep. ......................... .......................... (LOL THIS FEATURE RULES)
I think it should get banned because it is basically trying stalk you! look at these reviews 1.“Duo appeared while I was on a second date. We didn’t make it to the third date, but I did make it to the third lesson of the Flirting skill in my French course!”
Pittsburgh, PA 2."I was relaxing after a long day when that bloody owl knocked on my window at 11:55 pm. Almost had a heart attack, but at least my streak is alive and well!"
London, UK 3. “Duo found me while I was walking my dog and a tussle ensued. Green feathers everywhere! Luckily, I managed to save my dog’s life AND my German streak.”
Istanbul, Turkey Do you guys agree? or no? I think it is creepy for someone to know where you live!