Wrong streak count in the iOS app
I currently have a 77-day streak count in the web version of duolingo, but today I almost had a heart attack when I saw a 6-day streak in the iOS app. I tried to remember when I lost I day and I confess I was surprisingly sad. Thank god it is just a bug in the iOS app, but a dangerous one: a weak and anxious heart may not resist.
Hi morebros, I guess I know what's happening with your streak. If you open your profile page (http://www.duolingo.com/morebros) and look at the streak, it is 79. However, if you point on your streak, you'll see it is 8 for French and 0 for German. The app only shows your streak for the selected language.
Duolingo counts both total streak and individual streaks for languages. You can practice German for a few days in a row, then drop German for a while and learn French. Your total streak will continue, but you'll lose your German streak. This is what happened to you.
If you switch languages every day, you'll have 1-day streak for today's language and 0-day streak for all the other languages, but your total streak will grow!