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January 07, 2014

Duolingo: Cause for Applause

duolingo.jpg Over on eltjam, Tim Gifford ponders the selection of Duolingo's language learning app by Apple as the free iPhone app of 2013.

You couldn’t make it up; the very same day we blogged about Duolingo’s language learning app Apple announced it be the free iPhone app of 2013. Duolingo, which has been downloaded 10 million times from the appstore, has been recognised for it’s considerable contribution to mobile language learning. Ironically, our blog post flagged up an issue with the speech recognition that we noticed through demoing the application; it doesn’t work. Still… free’s free and the UI could pretty much write the book on “sticky” learner experiences.

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