Why does Duolingo still advertise the hearts system?
I never noticed this until now:
According to the Duolingo Wiki, Duolingo stopped using the hearts system in March. So why is it still there?
Probably because they didn't take the time to change this description (of how website version works) that is only displayed to people that don't have an account(*): they prioritized improvement of the system, of the incubator, of the apps over updating those descriptions.
(*) well, before logging in, but the proportion of users having an account that go and read those explanations is probably very very low.
But the proportion of new users who have just read that and are then potentially confused by it not working that way is 100% of the users who sign up, or even just take a look, at the website... :-)
new users who have just read that [and are then potentially confused by it not working that way] is 100% of the users who sign up
It'd be an interesting stat:
- percentage of users who sign up that read any of the explanation there before clicking on "login"/"sign up"
- percentage [lower than the one just before) of users who sign up that both
- \1. read any of the explanation there before clicking on "login"/"sign up"
- \2. get confused
My personal guess is that even the first one is very low. ;)
Fair enough. Although the hearts are pretty visible on that page. :-)
But don't cut off my sentence: "100% of the users who sign up, or even just take a look, at the website". I assume most people sign up on the apps anyway. I don't know whether the hearts are featured in the descriptions of the apps.
But don't cut off my sentence: "100% of the users who sign up, or even just take a look, at the website".
Sorry, I didn't get that part: how can you take a look to the website (and to strength bar instead of the hearts) if you don't sign up?
You can take a look at the website without having an account: that's when you see the screen the OP posted. Then you might sign up later on an app, and be confused. :-)
(What I was trying to avoid was to only include the X% of users who actually sign up via the website among the potentially confused, as many other people might also take a look at it out of curiosity. But I think I only added more confusion...)
Not for Android. I use the app sometimes. I don't know if they're still there on iOS.
I still have the hearts system on my iPhone, although that is only because I have not updated the app since the update. Sometime soon I will have to bite the bullet and update but I currently have the choice of the best of both worlds and I am enjoying the experience.
Hee! That came up so fast, I was like, "How did my user icon change, and what are all those flags doing th--ohhhh right." :)
Simple, as far as I know, it hasn't been updated for all platforms. Also, according to my ab options, the adaptive bar is still an A/B test on iOS, Android and even on the web. Although they seem set on pushing it to all platforms, that still hasn't happened.
That's interesting. The Duolingo update on March 25th on iOS said:
There, it sounds like the progress bar was being rolled out to everyone.
That isn't wrong, but they still haven't settled on the overall design for it or potentionally some algorithms. I recall someone for example reporting that their Strength bar looked differently from someone else using the same platform and OS.
Edit: See https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8192041