https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Want to test the new Duolingo Android app? Get a 7-day streak

It’s almost here! Our new Android app is almost ready and we’re hoping that some of you would like to be early beta testers.

Here’s the scoop: The beta program will begin next Thursday, May 16. We’ll only be testing with phones (as opposed to tablets), so you must have an Android phone running version 2.2 or higher and be willing to give us a lot of feedback. Most importantly, since we want committed users, only those who have at least a 7-day streak on Duolingo by May 16 will be eligible to test the new app.

So... get your streak on!

We’ll post instructions on how to become a tester on May 16 at 3:00pm Eastern US time (GMT -4). I should mention in advance that we may not be able to accommodate everybody as a beta tester, which just means you’ll have to wait a little longer to get the app. Also, in case you’re wondering, we haven’t set an exact release date yet for the full app.

May 8, 2013

45 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_

Will longer streaks improve our odds of getting beta access?

May 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

I see why you're asking :)

May 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_

Haha - it's worth a try!

May 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nictheman

Good question :P

May 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pell_mell

Ha ha! I agree :)

May 10, 2013

[deactivated user]

    Sounds great, as an Android user have felt a bit left out for ages as the current App is only for the Iphone. Hope to have an 11 day streak by then!

    Great work Duolingo :)

    May 8, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/lorielue

    Agreed

    May 10, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/midiv

    damn, i noticed it too late :( i won't be able to get a streak as high as last month...

    i do would really like to test though. i have a nexus one w/ cm 7.2, a galaxy nexus w/ the latest stock 4.2 and a nexus 4 w/ the latest stock 4.2. my ex-gf also has another nexus 4 and my grandma a galaxy nexus, should you want me to have them test it on their devices as well.

    i would also be giving detailed feedback, about design, performance and give you log cats. so, yeah, pick me :)

    May 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/DividedUniverse

    "We’ll only be testing with phones (as opposed to tablets) [...]" Will tablets be supported once the app is officially released?

    May 8, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/tylrmurphy

    The first release of the app will work on a tablet, but won't be very optimized to take advantage of the extra screen space. We'll focus on adding more features for tablets after launch.

    May 8, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AwkwardScarecrow

    Yes, good question. It will probably be compatible even if it isn't optimized for tablets as of the release date. (i.e. making use of the extra screen real estate) On my tab, if an app isn't tablet optimized, it still is usable. Took to long on my answer... :P

    May 8, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/pctrollbreath

    How about a phablet? Is a Samsung Note II, too big?

    May 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AwkwardScarecrow

    My guess is it'll be kind of the same as a phone.

    May 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/TripWithDad

    Currently on a 17 day streak, can't wait!

    edit - I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android version 2.3.6

    May 8, 2013

    [deactivated user]

      Great! Will you post the instructions on this post or in a new one?

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ASBusinessMagnet

      I would be interested, because I tend to use my phone a lot.

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/WynnLingo

      I hope to get on that beta, I would have a much longer streak if it was already on Android.

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/smickle

      I better get learning then! I use the iphone app on my work phone but much rather have the android app on my personal phone. Can't wait.

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
      • 2230

      BTW, what constitutes a 'streak'? Just showing up every day ... or... does it require a minimum of points and/or lessons per day? Thanks :) ... I noticed a few days ago that I have a 'streak' going but am not sure I really understand what that means.

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/yodeling

      If you get one point, you'll continue your streak. http://duolingo.com/#/comment/379799

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
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      Thanks :)

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/yodeling

      And actually, you can have a streak for each language you're learning, which you can see if you click on the streak icon on your profile page, so thanks for reminding me to keep my French and German streaks going :)

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ajabrams

      I think I might be a good subject. I don't have a 7 day streak because I often have a life on the weekends, however I use constantly, am running jelly bean on my phone and know technology.

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jeremias2020

      I'm currently using the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd love to test out the app!

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
      • 2230

      I'm looking forward to being able to use Duolingo on my Android!!!!! Thanks :)

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/TRobosson

      I think I'll be right at 7 days then. I would be thrilled to try it out on my Razr so I can fill in the slow times at work by practicing my español!

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/MoarMuffinz

      I just joined today! Though I mostly likely won't be asked to do some beta testing - I just want to let you know that I think this is a wonderful idea and as an Android fanatic, I'm glad you're incorporating it to the Google Play market.

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ScottON

      I won't have a 7 day streak because I've been waiting for the android app. I use my Nexus 10 as my main device and the website does strange things.

      I've got both a Samsung galaxy nexus and a Nexus 10. I would be happy to help. For what its worth I was a beta tester for the Fitocracy website and their android app. I found bugs on both.

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/wsebastian

      great

      May 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/emmeloveschyna

      Cannot wait for the app!!! :D

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/OJAY1

      Interessant. Ich freue mich darauf.

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/TopTenTiger

      I'd love to beta-test.

      May 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

      Good luck everyone! (I knew I should've checked Duo on Friday! Ich bin sad streakless Android-using Panda!) Really looking forward to the new android app, espesh on tablet - which for me is just perfect for language learning.

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/tabib2m

      Still waiting...

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/thenaysh

      What's a 7 day streak? Login every day for 7 days straight?

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

      Yes, and get some points each day.

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/hazza_h

      Does immersion not count? I lost my streak even though I got points through the "immersion" section.

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ASBusinessMagnet

      I'm pretty sure I continued my streak even though I only did immersion for one day.

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Betizad

      I'd love to beta test the app. Working on the streaks. I do have a phone and a tablet at home which are running Android 4.2.2

      May 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Betizad

      Still hitting my streaks! waiting to get my hands on the app, would be pretty cool.

      May 16, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/meuw

      Oh no, I just found this site and it seems that I won't be able to be beta tester. So just for your information, many Android phones in China can't access Google Play. They can only install downloaded apk packages. Since your app is free, please put an apk package for download on your website once it's ready.

      May 13, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/loredg

      Yestersay I did a couple of new lessons and lost all my hearts, then my brain missunderstood the fact and memorized (against my will) that I had my monday's skill points. This morning my "streak" was reset. Hope you take a look on my stream and weekly progress 'cause I want so much my beta app for Androoooid <-----crying/begging sound. :-D

      May 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/lorielue

      I was so excited for this, but because Android doesn't have an app I couldn't log in on Sunday and my streak was killed :(

      May 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Quazar

      I have a ten day streak as of today, I do hope it will count for this Beta test. Some of these people with 100+ streaks must live on their computers. I wish I had that kind of time. I really want this Android app.

      May 16, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/EricMLAnderson

      Yo DJ, drop the beta

      May 16, 2013
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