https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N8-0

There Is a Ripoff of Duolingo!

In the AppStore, somebody named duolingo duolingo is selling slightly different versions of this app. They are selling each language workbook for 2.99 usd and have similar owl avatars as well as a blue background and slightly different clouds. Please help get this to the attention of duolingo and the App Store.

August 4, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Thanks for sharing! Duolingo will be free now and forever. That is definitely a ripoff :) We're on it!

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

:O That is unfortunate. Isn't Duolingo copyrighted, as well as stuff like Duo? On the bright side, Duolingo is free, Duolingo-Duolingo isn't. :)

EDIT: Just checked the app store, and the good news is, the reviews say it is just a poorly made dictionary.

EDIT 2: Just noticed they actually created a free version too! :o Is this against the law?

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talysaur

Most likely violating the law... if it was exactly the same as Duolingo. :o

I looked at it and I just couldn't believe someone would do something like that. Guess they thought the paid version would be better.

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OnesimusUnbound

It's more of a trademark infrigment, and yes they might violate the law.

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makiminami

The ripoff, in case you haven't seen it:

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Poor Duo...he must be so sad he was plagarized... :(

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

That's a part of his face... and on top of that, they made him extremely ugly... poor thing...

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SquawkyToucan

He probably was... how mean could they get ... and besides that, now he's really fat... :(

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/underwood.jones

Where did the owlet in the mortarboard image come from? Did the plagiarisers make it themselves or did they steal it from Duo proper?

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makiminami

I suspect they stole it...The head looks a lot like Duo's face. But if not, they copied it very well.

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexisLinguist

Its face looks so big and bulgy...not like Duo at all. :/ I hope Apple removes it soon. They're usually good at being prompt with removals.

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firestar1240

;)

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeroGoi

I thought this was going to be about ChineseSkill :O

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nathansk8s

this is like the 4th time this has happened lol

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inspired1982

Thanks for mentioning that, it is really bad from there side.

I have reported about them 2 months ago at the following: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2977402 , because I have actually purchased their Spanish version thinking it was our real duolingo, but it did not even work!

I believe they took it off for sometime and it has just returned recently. (because someone mentioned a week or so ago that he saw it on android, and when I checked it wasn't on the iPhone iOS)

However now it is there again -shame on them, cheers & lingot for you : )

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N8-0

Yeah I can't understand why somebody would do that.

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeIouch

I don't understand why Apple would approve an obviously plagiarised app to be sold in their AppStore.

It's not like they're unaware of Duo, it won app of the year 2013!

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firestar1240

Copyright infringement...... X(

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhythmixed

I was going to report it myself but I never did... Thanks for reporting it.

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/murinon

Someone already posted something about this some time ago...

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LyndaClark

It is like the Difference between Coke and Pepsi, although DL-DL is still a ripoff

August 4, 2014
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