making duolingo like a game
It would be cool if duolingo could be like a game, like we have a little person or owl or something that can fly/walk around and with our coins that we earn we could by something with them and we could have a little house and stuff, I know that duolingo is not supposed to be like a video game or anything like that, but if it helps people to be motivated (which I think it would) then it would be pretty cool, tell me what you think.
Yep @frenchlearner63, I fully agree. I'm nearly finished a blog post explaining how I think it is a game already and why I think that's great, which I will post on the discussion area here because I think it's fascinating to be learning language as if it was a game and I'd be interested to hear what others think.
I agree with most of what Red_Rat_Writer said.The app's goal is to facilitate learning,language aspects are indeed very important.However developers shouldn't ignore one aspect to achieve another.I think the ideal plan would be that with the major focus on the language part,meanwhile contribute a little time improving the game functions.
The data is still in Duolingo side. What I mean is that Duolingo could open his platform to the outside and let third parties use its data to their own apps, like Twitter does.
But this seems pretty unlikely. Opening to third party apps create a risk, especially for a non lucrative business such as Duolingo. Maybe in the late future, but I won't be counting on it.