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

Duolingo on Mobile Browsers!

Wow, I just logged onto Duolingo using my iPhone, and it looks awesome! I have been waiting for this for a long time!

You can do Timed Practice, Global Skills Practice, Individual Lesson Practice and Skill General Practice. Tips and Notes also seem to be available.

Not available is Sentence Discussion or Immersion

It also doesn't seem to be available to everyone yet. Hopefully, it will be for everyone soon.

March 6, 2015

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

I assume this is why the forums were glitchy yesterday. The timestamps have also moved up after the streak flame, so design changes for Duolingo. And all my flags appear to be in order with the correct levels for the first time since July...worthy of celebration (not).

March 6, 2015

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

Woops - we'll have a fix out for this soon. Thanks!

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

What's the actual bug here? The large timestamps are not meant to exist on the non-mobile site? Or the small ones were meant to be removed with the addition of the large ones?

Or is the bug is that flags were accidentally in the right order with the right levels? :)

March 6, 2015

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

The large timestamps are not meant to exist on the non-mobile site.

March 6, 2015

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

Very soon! Fixed Already!

edit:
Well, yall are working on it ;)

March 6, 2015

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

No, not yet. Did it disappear? I haven't fixed anything yet! haha

March 6, 2015

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

Well, maybe my brain was just seeing what it wanted to see... but I swear...

March 6, 2015

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

At the risk of being Captain Obvious, the redundant timestamps are no more.

March 6, 2015

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

This must officially be Duolingo's fastest bug fix in recorded history, less than 46 minutes to fix :).

March 6, 2015

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

The new time stamps seem to fit the feel of the mobile site. As for the main site, it will take some getting used to.

March 6, 2015

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

Probably would be a bit better if the duplicate timestamp had the same font size as the flag chain..

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

I really dislike the timestamps on the main site now, they're distracting. They almost feel like reply titles being so big. And I'm not sure if it's like this for everyone, but I've got two timestamps on each post now, talk about excessive.

March 6, 2015

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

I don't see a difference :(

March 6, 2015

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

I don't see a difference on my kindle except for the annoying second date stamp that wraps round when someone has a long string of flags.

There still isn't room to display all my lingots. Although I would just as soon have the 300 that show rather than the actual 3000. But it is irritating when a number gets cut in the middle.

March 6, 2015

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

Accidentally deleted my post... It was just asking if Kindles used mobile friendly post or not...

Also, it seems duolingo is testing this feature, so you may or may not have it :)

March 6, 2015

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

Can you post a screenshot?

March 6, 2015

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

I don't have any changes yet, but on my Android tablet (Nexus 10 with 2560x1600 display) using Chrome, I'm able to use every feature of the web version flawlessly. I hope these changes don't "break" what already works for me, or if they do that I'll still be able to request the desktop version of the site on my device.

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March 7, 2015

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

Hmm, in the past I had been able to log onto Duolingo's site using the Android browser. It wasn't exactly well-formatted for it but I could easily access the forum and such. I also did a few lessons, though it wasn't compatible it still worked.

From your description it seems like they made it more mobile friendly than it was, which is certainly a good thing. They also seem to have added a redundant timestamp in the forums (I see two timestamps on the desktop).

March 6, 2015

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

Right, they now have a "mobile site" as opposed to a full web site that could be used from mobile devices.

March 6, 2015

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

I tried to find the mobile site but couldn't. The site I see from my iPad has always looked, worked, and had the same bells and whistles as the one I see from my laptop. I am confused...

March 6, 2015

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

Oh I see. That's what I thought. This new development is great because Duolingo will work even on mobiles that it doesn't have a dedicated app for. Well assuming the browsers are at least html5 compatible.

I wonder why sentence discussion doesn't work. It seems like one of the simpler things to implement. If they do implement it, perhaps all users (incl. mobile users) will be able to report errors too.

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beholder101

I just found out about it, too.

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beholder101

yea, some devices look better than others.

March 6, 2015

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

... Is there a different browser experience from iPhone to iPad, because I've been doing/seeing all those things on my iPad. Or maybe there's an m.duolingo.com site I've just never ended up on? I guess it's time to investigate...

March 6, 2015

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

Is there a way to not go into Mobile mode? I like the full site better.

March 7, 2015

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

Check to see if there are three lines on the upper right hand side. Click those and there should be a choice for "full site" on the bottom row middle.
I haven't seen a way to default out of it though.

March 7, 2015

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

I know that but I just don't want it to go back to Mobile mode every time I refresh. The full site looked nicer and more stretched out in my opinion.

March 7, 2015

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

Is there a way to force this in a regular browser? I use the desktop version of Pale Moon (a firefox fork) on a device with a small screen, and I currently have to zoom out several times for the normal version of the site to fit the screen correctly. This makes some of the text (especially the accents in the accented character buttons) almost illegible. I'd like to see if the mobile version of the site works any better on that device.

March 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rewjeo
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No sentence discussion? But the community is Duo's greatest resource! Without that, it is much, much less useful. Hopefully they're working on getting that added, because without it I see very little use for this. Though it's nice to see that Tips and Notes is available now.

March 7, 2015

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

It would be great if you could enable the mic for this. Other than that, looks great!

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