Duolingo is now available on iPad!
Instead of just being a stretched phone version, the new app is specifically optimized for the bigger screen. For example, there’s a new side-bar that lets you immediately see your Duolingo stats and your friend leaderboard.
We’ve also added landscape mode to both iPhone and iPad, meaning you can now hold your device however you like, even Gangnam style!
Indeed the font is a bit small.
Also what I always loved about the iphone version was, that if I have to speak in the microphone, I got the translation with the "You are Correct" pop up. Because I can often speak the sentence, but do not know all the words in it. Or is this new system better for learning?
Thanks and all the Best
I'm not sure that the ipad experience is improved - in particular the font size in the new app is far smaller than it need be, and so there is a very big area of blank screen between the line you are typing and the keyboard or set of words to drag and drop.
This makes it more effort to use than the old app, first because the eyes have to jump around so much more and secondly because the small font size makes it harder to check one's work for errors (one's own errors and also auto-corrects that so often trip me up!)
This is a great update for an already great app!
The only thing I miss from the previous version that I can't seem to find in this one is the nice golden progress bar that used to show how much points you had to earn to level up on a language. Could you please make it come back in the next release?
I agree with those who don't see the iPad version as an improvement. I share their feelings about the always-open sidebar that was once just a swipe away, and the smaller font and extreme white space. I miss the "experience bar" that showed how far you are from the next level. It is also a bit of an annoyance to click Done on switching languages (another menu that was once a handy swipe away). I had hoped for additional features, like the ability to see discussions regarding my mistakes; however, I'm sure more features are planned and making the app universal was just a step in that direction. I'm still grateful for the service you provide and very much look forward to your future plans.
iPhone lessons are not being credited to my account ( finished and it threw me back to a login screen ).
Ipad is doing weird things like giving two identical answers and then claiming that one is wrong when its selected.
I have to open questions on several sentances that, in my mind, are clearly wrong and I've had to memorize the error just to get through the lessons.
It's very frustrating and hard to tell if its server side or client side.
Same problems I have had. I have had the multiple choices with identical answers and also a multiple choice to translate from German where all the choices were also in German, and none was a possible alternative version of the original. I haven't been able to report the specifics because I have been using the apps.
I definitely would like a section for viewing the vocabulary list in the iPad app. Sometimes when I want to practice I like to just scan down a list of everything and see the translations for all the words I don't remember any more.
More importantly though, the iPad app makes lessons easier than the website. I feel like this is a real shame, because the design of the app makes me want to practice more than the website. As it is though, I feel like I'm not learning nearly as well and that worries me.
I can’t find the French special characters on an iPad. For “in Paris,” if l type “a” followed by an apostrophe in “a’ Paris” & Check my answer, I’m told it is an incorrect answer. However, if I type “a Paris” it says the answer is correct, but I have a typo & to remember my accents! Is there a way to access French special characters on an iPad? Then because of getting an incorrect answer several times, I run out of Health & have to quit the lesson w/out finishing it.