Introducing the Duolingo app for Windows Phone!
The wait was long, but the Duolingo Windows Phone app is now available at: https://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=2d89520e-d360-4b5b-ba5a-5a15064aa935
In keeping with our mission, the app is 100% free, with no ads, hidden fees, or paid “premium” content.
Instead of simply porting our iPhone or Android apps, we worked hard to make a truly native Windows Phone experience -- it’s fast, smooth and feels like Windows Phone :)
Except the iOS app is missing like half the features of the website, including discussions and reporting, so that's a pretty good reason for me to stick to the desktop version. I'm honestly considering switching to Android because I've heard that the Duolingo app is better there.
I agree. The desktop version is a lot better. The Android version is ok. The Lumia version misses so many features that I consider to use my old 3" screen Android instead of the much new and bigger Lumia. It's like being trapped. Why there is no the Store in the Lumia Version?
Apparently there's a difference between the "Windows Store" and the "Windows Phone Store".. I have a Dell Venue tablet I paid $200 dollars for and it's basically worthless... I finally thought I could use it for something ;_; Please add a Duolingo App to the Windows Store!
Okay I'm finally on (Nokia Lumia 520) the problem I found was updating to windows 8.1 NEEDS to be done before you can download otherwise it comes up with some weird (your region is not accepted) it takes about 726mb of space to download (but surprising once downloaded it actually made the space it took up (for system) smaller... weird. Anywho it works and I am HAPPY!
Runs smoothly (well, I'd surprised if not given the HW I run it on) but far from what I would expect based on experience with Android/iOS versions: - forced me to set daily goal; - Shape writing does not work when German keyboard layout is selected (it works for English) - I am learning German from English (not an issue on Android); - no possibility to report issues (sound, solutions, hints,...); - can only be used in vertical position (does not rotate to horizontal position); - does not give lingots when lesson is finished with all 3 hearts.
I registered in app and and for first time it worked but after that when I opened it and it error :"we cant connect to the internet and try again a bit later" and something like that,i uninstall and reinstall again but it didnt worked.but i connect to the internet and other apps working successfully,please guide me.thank you
I tried downloading the app, but my phone, a Windows ATIV, says I cannot due to not having correct software, not being available in this country, or it is for a different mobile provider. Any idea as to why it wont download to my phone? A quick response would be greatly appreciated!
Ok. Open http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/duolingo-learn-languages-for-free/2d89520e-d360-4b5b-ba5a-5a15064aa935 with desktop browser. Login with your Microsoft account, click install. It will send you an email containing download link for app. Open mail with phone and just follow link, which will redirect you to windows phone store :)
There is a trick you could try for upgrading it to 8.1
I had a similar problem, in that my phone would not find the app in the store then would not let me download it - clicking the link above and pressing 'install' from there sent an email to my phone which then contained a link which meant I could activate it. It took a couple of times pressing 'install' to get it to work though, so maybe try again?
Potentially it's a region problem. If you're not in the US, clicking on the links provided above may not work. When you get the error, there should be an option to go to your region's app store.
The app still isn't searchable on the phone store either, so don't go looking there.
Some people might have issues upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1. It doesn't seem to be part of the updates yet, it only comes with new devices. If you have this issue, you could try installing Developer Preview to get your phone to update to 8.1:
Missing a few courses, and I've noticed that it doesn't track my progress accurately. I completed a few courses yesterday but it kept telling me I was 6-9exp from my goal. However, logging into the site I found I'd still been credited with the exp correctly - so no harm no foul, really. Still a little annoying though.
Oh and when you're updating, can you please publish changelogs?
Duolingo's stated motivation for introducing the Windows Phone version was that -- while WP's overall market share is tiny, and declining -- it's disproportionately popular in the developing world, where Duolingo want to make an impact. The same isn't true of BlackBerry,
The good news is that most of the recent BlackBerry models can run Android applications anyway :-).
Hi Fernando, I believe duolingo is not exactly about speaking, but rather understanding - you don't 'speak' unless you constantly use spoken language in communication. ;)
If you wanna know: I'm Polish so this is my native, I speak English and Spanish fairly well (use them on a daily basis), and currently developing in French and German. Lvls 2nd in Dutch and Swedish don't really allow me to even say that I can read anything in those. :)
Good luck with your progress! Regards Kamil
Hi, got the same problem and here's how I managed to solve it: I changed the settings on web (https://www.duolingo.com/settings/account), set a password for duo itself (nevertheless I created a duo account in with a fb account) and logged in app with my nickname (mr00) and password I've just set.
I am so grateful for this! I was considering a Windows phone when I upgrade in December, but didn't want to switch from my Android simply because I use my Duolingo app every day and wasn't sure I could get the app on the new phone. Now I have the freedom to choose. Has anyone done a comparison between the Android app and the Windows app? Any major differences that I need to know about before making the switch?
You may be interested: I found another difference, or rather a glitch: When you run WP app and disable listening exercises there (I do it 'cause I use it mostly while commuting to work without headphones), the listening is going to get disabled also on the web. Pretty annoying, as it makes also the 'translate' exercises on web quiet (unless you hit ctrl+space for each one).
That certainly seems like a bug so I hope it's gonna be fixed pretty soon.
La espera fue larga, pero la aplicación de Windows Phone Duolingo ya está disponible en: https://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=2d89520e-d360-4b5b-ba5a-5a15064aa935
En consonancia con nuestra misión, la aplicación es 100% gratis, sin anuncios, cargos ocultos o contenidos de pago "premium".
En lugar de simplemente portar nuestras aplicaciones para el iPhone o Android, hemos trabajado duro para hacer una experiencia de Windows Phone verdaderamente nativa - es rápido, suave y se siente como Windows Phone :)
Sound great! I've been using the android app alongside Mango on my Blackberry Q10 and it's worked great. I have no complaints for the lack of native Blackberry apps, but would ask if you could port your windows mobile version over to tablets as well. I use my phone all the time when I'm on the go but when I stay a while I'll pull out my HP Envy X2 Windows 8 tablet, and though the web interface works fine it would be nice to have a native app for my tablet too. Thanks for branching out though, I really have found duolingo to be a great app in my language learning arsenal.
i think these guys at duolingo are really upto something but one thing i am clear about is that, it is not money..., they are on a mission for better communicated world n they are trying to achieve it by their cool n simple interface...no ads policy shows that they are not into money and LAUNCHING APP FOR WINDOWS SHOWS THAT THEY WANT THEIR ROOTS DEEPER even to farthest point
Hi there. I truly appreciate the Duolingo team for the app. It has a beautiful, minimalistic, classy interface. I have been going through the comments to see if anyone has been having my problem with the app though. Most often, like 9 out of the 10 times I try to open the app... it just doesn't. I have re-installed, re-started and re-done everything I could think of. The problem persists. I am using Lumia 520, with Windows 8.1. Any thoughts on what could be going wrong? I am really falling back on my "streak". :) It would be great if I could get a reply from the team. Thanks a bunch! Cheers to you guys... -A big fan.
The App isnt working on my Lumia 1520 for 2 days now. Is that a known problem or do i have a problem with my phone? I tryed a reinstall but no luck so far. It seems to me, that the app isnt able to login. I Love this app. Its the most used app on my phone after Whatsapp :)