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Kickstarter campaign failed...but the Lingopolo vision goes on!

Submitted by Hugh on 13 November 2018

The Lingopolo campaign on the crowdfunding 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.

Ability to switch off the high-score sound

Submitted by Hugh on 13 August 2018

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:

Checkbox "Sound for a high score"

Quiz type selection is now remembered

Submitted by Hugh on 23 February 2018

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.

8 differences between Lingopolo and Duolingo

Submitted by Hugh on 22 January 2018

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.

Duolingo has received $108 million dollars of investment and is worth around $700 million.

How Lingopolo plans to work from any language, to any language

Submitted by Hugh on 1 September 2017

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.