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Duolingo App

Duolingo is available as a mobile app for iOS, Android (including certain Android-compatible systems such as Fire OS and Chrome OS[1]), Windows Phone [2], Universal Apps (Windows 8 & 10 devices)[3], Google Glass [4], and Android Wear [5][6]. The Duolingo website also has a mobile-friendly design that can be accessed via a mobile web browser [7].

Mobile devices seem quite popular and in 2014, 85% of Duolingo's usage came from mobile devices [8].

Features

There are some differences in which features are available on the website and in each mobile app. Some of these features may be brought to the other platforms at a future date. See the table below for more details.

Comparison table (as of 19 May 2017)
Feature Web Mobile Web Android iOS Windows app
Duolingo Coach
Bonus skills ?
Lingot store X
In-lesson report option* X
Sentence discussion** X
General/language discussion X X X
Timed practice X X X
Tips and notes X X X
Flashcards X X X X
Words list X X X X
Offline use X X X
Outfits X X X
Vector images in exercises with images X X ?
Clubs X X X
Health&Gems[9] X X X X
Android Wear support[5][10] X
Type of Exercises†† Web Mobile Web Android iOS Windows app
Match picture to word
Translate from target language
Translate to target language
Type what you hear
Read out loud in target language X
Translate out loud into target language X
Arrange words' order to form a sentence X X
Tap the pairs X X X
Character Challenge‡‡ X X X
Other Duo entities/apps Web Mobile Web Android iOS Windows app
incubator.duolingo.com X X X
schools.duolingo.com ? ? ? ?
testcenter.duolingo.com ? ? ? ?
gear.duolingo.com ? ? ? ?
contest.duolingo.com ? ? ? ?
tinycards.duolingo.com / Flashcards app X[11] X X
bots.duolingo.com / Bots feature X X X X

† Windows 10 apps can be used on both Phone (Windows Phone 7+) and Desktop (Windows 10)
※ For courses having at least one bonus skill.
* Platforms having at least one in-lesson report option.
** From within lessons.
‡ instead of photos.
†† At least for one course on the platform.
‡‡ Only available for Japanese from English course (and, when it'll be released, for Korean from English course).

Courses

Duolingo Mobile 561x549 4142014 ENG

In addition to differences in features, there may also be differences in which courses are available. All phase 2 and 3 courses are available on the website while the selection for each mobile app may be more limited.

Offline mode

The mobile apps include an offline mode functionality that lets the user complete about an hour's worth of lessons without being connected to the Internet.[12] Speaking exercises are not available in offline mode due to the need to send the audio to Duolingo's servers.[12]

See also

References

  1. Ron Amadeo (September 11, 2014). "Chrome OS can now run Android apps, no porting required". Ars Technica.
  2. https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/store/apps/Duolingo-Learn-Languages-for-Free/9WZDNCRCV5XN
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20151017101904/https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/store/apps/duolingo-learn-languages-for-free/9wzdncrcv5xn
  4. Nick Summers (June 24, 2014). "Google Glass gets Shazam, Runtastic, Duolingo and 9 other new or updated Glassware apps". The Next Web. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Duolingo puts language learning on Android Wear. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  6. "Playing Duolingo on Samsung Gear Live". Youtube.
  7. "New mobile website". Duolingo. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  8. Liz Gannes (November 3, 2014). "Why a Computer Is Often the Best Teacher, According to Duolingo’s Luis Von Ahn (Full Video)". Recode.net. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  9. "What is Health?" Support Pages' article. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  10. "we thought it as better to remove it". 2017-01-23. 2017-01-23.
  11. "It will first come to Web (with a mobile version of the site). This should happen in February or March.". 2017-01-23.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Lardinois, Frederic. "Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App". 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2014-07-25.

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