With Tinycards Duolingo takes a first step beyond Language Learning

Educational app maker Duolingo launched a stand-alone flashcard learning app this week making it the company’s first step to move beyond language learning. Is Tinycards going to be a success of similar size like Duolingo’s massively popular language learning apps, or is it more of a trojan horse that aims at taking over the brain training vertical?

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Earlier this year Duolingo’s co-founder Luis van Ahn already hinted on Quora that the goal for the company was to branch out beyond the language learning vertical.

“We think we can help by developing intelligent apps that teach the most important subjects: reading and writing, math, physics, etc.”

Flashcards naturally lend themselves to a plethora of subject matters and are still the weapon of choice for many learners across the globe. According to Duolingo some of its users asked for a “Duolingo-like” experience when it comes to learning with flashcards, and therefore the company released Tinycards on Tuesday.

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