https://www.duolingo.com/edenludgate

A message regarding the new coach feature

For all of you that don't know, Duolingo has now released the coach feature onto the website, but it's not as good as the iOS version.

First off on iOS you could set different progressions for different languages e.g casual for Spanish and Insane for French

Secondly it seems to be that your day streak goes back to 0 if you don't complete your target(unless you have a streak freeze), because once I reached 50xp today I got a tick on the day streak. This didn't happen on iOS, it just said that you didn't meet your target yesterday and you don't lose your streak

Finally, you can't see how far you are from the next level, on iOS, it would show your amount of xp you have and are away from the next level

Now I know that Duolingo is trying something new, and I respect them for that, but they need to redesign the coach on here and there is one thing I would add to coach

This would be that you can create custom targets e.g 2 skills or 5 lessons or 100xp, this would be below insane and say Custom target and you would type in what you want, you could be able to do this differently for each language and if you fail, if you were on Duolingo that day, your day streak would continue but that target would reset to 0 e.g If I complete 3 lessons on a 152 day streak and my target was 5 lessons, my day streak would go up to 153 but my coach streak would go down to 0.

Also the xp bar would go where left of the Lingot Store sign.

If anyone could create an image of what that would look like, could you post it, because I don't know how to create that stuff.

If you agree with me, upvote this message in the hope that the Duolingo Team can see this

October 7, 2014

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ChauTQ

Wish I had read this earlier. I just lost all my streak score (52) because I didn't meet the daily goal. I set 50 as I didn't know the punishment would be that bad. There should be at least some warning!

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alphabeta

Agree. I just lost my 303 day streak... :(

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ChauTQ

:( must be awful for you. I felt like a mini heart attack seeing it went down to 0

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/blackwind

Ouch, I feel so sorry for you. I've been staying well away from Coach for a while though.

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

What is the coach feature? How can I access it?

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Geo430

You might not have the coach feature yet because Duolingo runs A/B tests for new features. That means that some groups will get the new features before others so that staff knows what works, what doesn't work, and what people do with the new features.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

And then again, someone might have it but not know where to access it. Where is its presence indicated?

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rewjeo
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It's where the experience/level stuff is/was located. On the right of screen as soon as you come on Duolingo, right above "strengthen skill" and "real world practice." It's pretty hard to miss if you have it.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Thanks much. I don't have it, which is fine by me, from the descriptions I've read so far.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/polksnan

It'll come eventually, that's for sure

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FLMark

I am not a fan of the coach thing on iOS either. In fact, mine is messed up. One day it says that I met the goal, and then the next day it says that I didn't meet the goal for that particular day.

October 8, 2014
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