How To Develop Language Learning Apps Like Duolingo?


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There’s no denying that the internet has changed the way we learn, grow and function on a day-to-day basis. In this instant gratification world, we can still find ways to grow and learn online. Language learning apps are one such game-changing industry that is helping millions of lives to become self-sufficient learners.

As per Business Wire, the global language learning market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% amid the period of 2020-2024. There are thousands of learning apps like Duolingo with millions of daily users but what if you want to develop your version of Duolingo?

Sounds interesting? Then, let’s get started with the same idea.

How To Develop A Language Learning App Like Duolingo?

Language Learning app development

Duolingo app is a 24*7 language service app that is embedded with a multilingual chatbot. This augmented reality app is ranked #1 in the Apple Store and #2 in the Google Play Store. So, the idea of developing another learning app that has over 200 million users may seem a little far-fetched dream for many but it’s not impossible.

So, if you are still thinking if you can build an app like Duolingo; yes, you can. But before you move on to the next step, there are a few factors you need to consider to develop any language learning app.

  • Appealing Design (UX/UI)

User interaction is the core of any app development strategy. As per invision, the judgment on website credibility is 75% based on its design and aesthetics. A great design always improves your brand reputation. App developers should go for minimalistic designs which are easy to navigate for your customers.

  • Two-Way Communication 

If you have made up your mind to create a language app, then collecting user feedback should be your priority. Motivate your students to fill a simple pop-up window or a form. It is the best way to improve your online services and start two-way communication. Now you can understand why a user is less satisfied with your app and fix it.

  •  Easy-To-Use Format

While designing a language learning app, these two factors are beneficial – convenience and easy-to-use format. People don’t like to get confused. Good aesthetics and format permit focus, concentration, and solves other challenges users face. Apps like Duolingo have a simple and easy approach where users easily listen, speak and take lessons online.

  • Build A Community

The community is the key to success for any new app, business, or even a venture. Creating online teachers and student communities will not only increase the efficacy of learning but will also provide an opportunity for your users to communicate with their tribe. This eventually will spread the word for your new app. Students can also exchange notes, discuss topics, and learn in several new ways.

  • Decide On Your Content Part

Content is not the king, it’s the kingdom; this is true for education app development companies as well. As per research, 29% of users will immediately abandon an app if they don’t find it valuable. The reasons can be many, the teachers, course materials, social media rapport, video content, or even the audio quality—everything matters. Hence, select your course exercises and valuable content that can grab your user’s attention for a longer period.

  • Don’t Forget Voice Recognition

The most crucial part of any learning app is the AI-powered chatbots and embedded voice recognition system. Smashing magazine suggests that 58% of users are frustrated by interface inconsistencies. That’s where AI Solution development comes into the picture. It enables effortless performance and on-time responses for various voice searches done by mobile users and facilitates efficiency.

Your users can now be more productive and proficient in taking lessons and spending quality time on your learning app.

Along with those mentioned above, here are the most important features your language learning app should possess:

  • Sign-in option
  • User-profile
  • Practice sessions and learning levels
  • Push notifications
  • Rewards setting
  • A dictionary
  • Learning dashboard

Wrapping Up

To conclude, apart from these features, the best mobile app developers always choose or pick an app development platform (for better reach). They often combine the latest technologies like an upgraded version for their users and consumers. Ultimately, what matters is whether your app has added any value to the learner’s life or not.

Jyoti Gupta
Jyoti Gupta is a digital marketing expert at Quytech, a well-known Mobile app, AI, Mobile Game, AR, VR App development company. She has been in the marketing industry for 9 years and carries a valuable experience in the respective industry, As a marketing expert in IT Services, she loves to write and share about new technological trends in the domains of mobile, AR, VR and AI.


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