January Updates: bug fixes and mini-games preview

Etiene Dalcol, January 17, 2023


This newsletter’s topics:

Version 1.2.6 is out!

The latest versions contain several bug fixes. Click here to download / upgrade.

🐞 Fixed unlocked lessons taking a long time to show on library.
🐞 Fixed player report button.
🐞 Fixed match summary screen being cut in some phones.
🐞 Fixed gray screen error when collecting points.
🐞 Fixed error when unlocking hints.
🐞 Fixed error saving match points when hitting the back button.
🐞 Fixed tutorial requirement on library.
🐞 Fixed occasional crash when switching screen.
🐞 Fixed account delete button.
🐞 Fixed bottom message when collecting awards.
🐞 Fixed online bubble.
🐞 Fixed typos.
✨ Shuffle through more unlocked lessons at the end of the game.
✨ Swapped position of lesson “Daily Routine: Time” with “Places: City”.
✨ Added line break on text sent message. ✨ Improved error reporting.

Work in Progress Preview

For the next version (1.3), I’ve been working on a feature I’ve wanted to introduce for a long time: the ability to review matches through mini-games. A while ago, I wrote a blog post about it to get the idea out and start collecting feedback. While the idea matured, I focused on some other parts of the app, and now have finally started implementing this. These are real screenshots from the developer app, and I’m very excited to get this finished and published soon 🥰

The idea is that, after you’ve played a few matches, perhaps you’re a bit tired and there’s not much else to do in the app. Once this feature is in, you’ll then be able to go through the content you have written or received. This will help you remember what you’ve learned recently, and have another layer of reinforcement with some passive study on the top of the active learning you usually do on Polygloss.

I am also working on an option to go through texts other people have written. That would give you some extra exposure to the language, and give another purpose to the texts being accumulated in our database. Plus, it would give players more opportunities to receive awards and corrections.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments 🥰

Latest from our blog

Have you heard of Toki Pona? The language with only 120 words?

The first time I encountered it was when I saw it in someone’s profile while playing Polygloss. Being very curious, I started searching about it and was immediately intrigued. It’s a minimalistic language inspired by Taoist principles. Even though it’s a conlang that was not designed for general communication, it has gathered a sizeable community since its creation and has thousands of speakers today! Why is that?

Find out more in our blog post below 👇

Learning Toki Pona, the language of good


Best feedbacks and shout-outs

Every time we send out a newsletter, we will pick the player who gave us the best feedback or shout-out in social media and send them a surprise prize! 🎁 Tag us on twitter, IG, tiktok or facebook to participate. The winner this month is @WrexhamWelsh!

Polygloss statistics

In the last month, Polygloss players wrote 30,860 texts in 66 languages!

Highlights of last month:

Supporting Polygloss

👯‍♀️ Share Polygloss with your friends

Polygloss is a collaborative game: the more people play, the better the learning experience. Inviting other folks and helping us grow our community is the best way to support us! Tell them what you think of the app, and send them the link to our website: https://polygloss.app

Other ways to support Polygloss:

[Kurdish] Kurmanji Learning Resources List


Enjoy artist Bronwen Lewis who creates beautiful music in Cymraeg, with subtitles and translations.

[Icelandic] 50 songs in Icelandic with Lyrics on Spotify

What did you think of these updates? Drop a comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts 👇

Etiene is a Software Engineer who is passionate about languages. She recently finished her MSc. in Computer Science researching Computational Linguistics and Computer Assisted Language Learning.