The Lingopolo campaign on the crowdfuding site Kickstarter has now finished. Unfortunately, it did not get anywhere near reaching the funding goal I set for it. I have many theories as to why that was the case: the principal one, I think, was overly ambitious target, with too few people already knowing about Lingopolo.
I'm excited to announce that today Lingopolo launched a Kickstarter campaign, to try and make Lingopolo available for EVERY language!
Please join our campaign:
If you are doing a lot of questions and quizzes, you will probably have noticed that there is a little ping sound which plays when you reach a high score.
I'm pleased to say that now, if you would like, you can turn off this sound.
You will find this in your profile, when you click on My account. There is a checkbox where you can choose whether the sound is on or off:
We have made a slight change to the design of the home page, replacing the previous image (of fingers on a keyboard) with the flag of the language. We thought that the flag represents more closely the site language-learning goal.
Here is the new design for the Thai login page:
The old design, for contrast, is shown below:
Lingopolo has just completed a hugely-complex migration from the old software platform (Drupal 7) to a new one (Drupal 8).
I don't normally talk about technical things going on in the background in these blog posts, as I like to focus on the changes which directly improve the language-learning functionality.
However, today I wish to make an exception.
I'm pleased to announce that the Lesson Quiz type which you select will now be remembered and used until you change it again.
The quiz type is set in the Lesson Quiz tab. What this means is that if, for example, you select to do the Reading quizzes, all the quizzes will be Reading quizzes until you select something else.
1. Lingopolo is a non-profit
Lingopolo is a non-profit, whose aim is to bring the best language-learning to the world for free.
Duolingo is a company, whose principal aim is to make a profit.
2. Lingopolo has tens of thousands of dollars investment
Lingopolo has currently had a tens of thousands of dollars spent on it.
In an earlier post announcing that Lingopolo becomes 100% free, I wrote about how I'm preparing to build Lingopolo into the world's best system for anybody to learn any-language, from any-language, for free.
Here I would like to explain how this "any-language to any-language" will be done.
What we currently have
Currently, we have only 3 language pairs available.