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Caring About Customers: Duolingo Is Reporting Any User Who Goes 10 Minutes Without Opening The Duolingo App As A Missing Person

When it comes to customer service, one mobile app company is setting the new gold standard. Today the language-learning app Duolingo announced a new feature that will report customers who haven’t used the language-learning software for 10 minutes as a missing person. This is truly some next-level customer care! If you are a Duolingo user who remains inactive on the app for 10 minutes, the app will file an official missing person’s report with local authorities and send a mass text to everyone in your phone’s contacts notifying them that…

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YC-backed Py is a Duolingo style learn-to-code app

Teaching people to code in bite-sized, gamified chunks delivered via mobile app is Pys mission. The fledgling startup is the brainchild of two friends and college computer science majors who found themselves repeatedly asked for advice on how to learn to code. Lots of people asked us how should we learn to program or what resources should we use, explains co-founder Derek Lo. We would give people different resources and we would find out they wouldnt really complete anything. And they would find it too hard or not fun. Or…

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