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    Learn a Language on Your Android Phone

    June 25, 2013: As of today it should be possible to use Language101.com with your Android device. The procedures in the article below should no longer be necessary.

    It would be great if you could learn your language from wherever you happen to be. Now you can!

    (Flash News:  As of August 20, 2012 iPhone and iPad’s now work on Language101.com.  )

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    Language101.com now runs on Android phones

    Any smart phone that runs a full version of Flash will now run our language programs.

    Here’s how to test your phone on our site.  Click on the language you want to learn (top right of this page) and then click on the big “Try It” button. If our demo works then the full program will work well.

    Some of you may need to go to the Adobe web site (the makers of Flash) and download a version of flash.

    If you try to run our demo on your Android phone and it doesn’t work, then download the Puffin web browser from Google Play and that should work.

    We’ve gotten some reports that Nightly armv6 from mozilla.org works for getting the Kindle devices to run our software too!

    Last Updated April 5, 2013

    Last Updated: June 25, 2013
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    19 Comments to “ Learn a Language on Your Android Phone”

    1. Susi

      I really want to learn foreign languages, but I really want to use my iPad to do it. You really need to develop your program further to support iPad and iPhone.

       
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      • Brent Van Arsdell

        Hi Susi,

        You are right we are working on it. In the mean time, you may want to call any Apple executives you know and nicely ask for Flash.

         
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    2. James Hammons

      When can we expect iPhone support? It would be great for my long train rides in the Ukraine.

       
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      • Brent Van Arsdell

        Hi James,

        Hopefully we can talk Apple into supporting Flash. That would make a lot more content available for you.

        Use your iPhone to visit Language101.com again in about a week and I think you will see something very interesting!

         
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    3. glasspoole

      What is the name of the app for Android? Also, for some reason I cannot get the sound to play on my PC today. Yesterday, it worked fine.

       
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      • thomas

        Joanne -

        There is no app for Android. You just use your web browser (there is a FireFox for Android which works great!) and access the site just like you would on your desktop.

        If you are having problems with your desktop try clearing the cookies and cache for your browser. That often times helps. If you are still having issues try a different browser (such as FireFox or Chrome) and see if it works with that browser. It’s possible a software update did something unexpected.

        Thomas

         
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    4. Rafie

      Hi – in one of Brent’s response above, he says:
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      Brent Van Arsdell says:
      November 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

      Hi James,

      Hopefully we can talk Apple into supporting Flash. That would make a lot more content available for you.

      Use your iPhone to visit Language101.com again in about a week and I think you will see something very interesting!
      *************

      Could you tell me what that ‘something’ is?

      Thanks

       
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      • thomas

        Rafle -

        Yes, the website appears to be working now with iOS5 devices. If upgrading your device to iOS5 didn’t work try installing the Puffin browser that is available through the app store.

        Thomas

         
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    5. Ashley

      Can I use your software on my Kindle Fire?

       
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      • Brent Van Arsdell

        I don’t know. Is it a web browser? Does it support Flash? If the answer to both of these is yes, then well it probably will work. Try our free demo. If the sound on the demo plays just fine then the full version will work too.

        Brent

         
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    6. Brent Van Arsdell

      If you have any problems running our program on an Android phone or tablet, download the Puffin Browser and that should work.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmosa.puffinFree

       
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    7. Kimberly Burgess

      Starting with Android 4.1, and now applying to all Android phones, Adobe’s flash is no longer availible for Android devices, at Adobe’s decision. Please consider defaulting to HTML5 for Android devices, with Flash offered only to older devices that still had it preloaded. The Chrome browser (default on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, not sure about the Nexus 4 phone) no longer runs Flash at all, not even if sideloaded to work with other browsers. If you have HTLM5 working for IOS devices, setting it to run as default for Android would be the simplest solution.

      I just bought Puffin, and now I can use your site on my Nexus 7, but do consider defaulting to HTML5 for Android. :)

       
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      • thomas

        Kimberly -

        Thanks for letting us know what’s going on with the technology we are using! It’s updates like this which help us provide the best service for everyone.

        Language101.com is working on a new version of the software which will run in HTML5 environments. The website will determine what the capability of each device is that is connecting to it and stream the most appropriate version to that browser window. We are very excited and looking forwards to the day we can release this new upgrade to the website. You can expect us to have announcements as the software gets closer to completion and we begin looking for some current students to beta test it on their own devices.

        Thomas

         
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    8. Kathleen

      Hi. I was wondering if i can out your program on my tablet. I have a koby tablet that has a very good internet connection.

       
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      • thomas

        Kathleen -

        Have you taken a demo lesson yet? If the demo lesson works, the software will work. If the demo lesson does not work please send me an email so that I can help you troubleshoot the issue:

        support101@language101.com

        Thomas

         
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    9. Will

      Does language101.com have Korean available? If so, do they have it for the Android tablet?

       
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      • thomas

        Will -

        Language101.com is currently developing Mandarin Chinese and Japanese as well as an English version of each language we currently offer. Korean is up there on the priority list of languages to develop yet I can’t say for sure what languages will be chosen until they are indeed chosen and development begins.

        Language101.com is available for use on Android devices that are running Flash compatible browsers. You’ll access the software using the same URL on your Android device as you will with your laptop or other Internet browsing device. We’ll be releasing an HTML5 version of the software very soon to increase client side compatibility!

        Thomas

         
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    10. Willj

      Currently, I am able to download and read my eBooks on my android without needing to be connected to the internet. Great option.
      I would sure like this flexability in 101 language learning.
      Do you, or are you, going to provide this capability?
      willj

       
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      • thomas

        Willj -

        Thanks for inquiring about using Language101.com without the Internet. This has been a strong consideration for Language101.com. The position Language101.com has on this subject is quite straightforwards – it’s simply easier for everyone to have the application be web standard based. Creating a web based application has the following advantages:

        1) Every user is using the same version, always.
        2) Updates and upgrades happen instantaneously for every user, without noticeable interruption.
        3) There are no discs to scratch, lose or otherwise damage the availability of.
        4) It’s better for the environment- there are no wastes associated with shipping of products to every client all over the world for new purchases and upgrades and replacements and ….. Our offices are 99% paper and plastic waste free due to this fact!
        5) Programming for web standards is far more simple, straightforwards and cross-platform compatible compared to writing a unique code for each device.
        6) Web standards change more slowly than software and hardware so developing a web application offers more versatility for more users to access the software – everyone’s device that has a web browser works!
        7) Tech support for a single version makes troubleshooting issues for users far more effective.
        8) New computers aren’t even coming with CD/DVD drives anymore – the technology for distribution is shifting rapidly!

        These fundamental reasons help Language101.com develop a more accessible and effective learning tool for more people all over the world.

        Language101.com is confident that moving to the new standard of web based applications is the wave of the future.

        Hope this helps you understand how Language101.com has chosen to present itself as a unique language software company.

        Thomas

         
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