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Duolingo

Language learning app.

Unfortunately there’s no official API, and no access to Duolingo user information without requiring your Duolingo username and password, which we don’t do.

197 votes

Tagged as Integration

Created 19 December 2015 by Belle Cooper

Moved into Not possible/Seek alternatives 25 September

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    Would seriously love this :)

    27 July 2016
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    Would love to see tracking for things like how many lessons, in which languages, and what levels achieved. Thanks!

    22 January 2017
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    The Duolingo thing would be ace! Out of my 6 big goals that I am tracking this is the one I am failing at the most.

    02 April 2017
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    Would be interesting in a “learning” part of tracking.

    07 April 2017
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    I would love this, even if it were just a “met Duolingo XP goal for the day” sort of tracking.

    22 April 2017
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    Although there’s no official API, I had a look and given a username anyone can grab some data via the website about how much XP you’ve earned on recent days. So theoretically this one is feasible :)

    06 May 2017
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    Beeminder.com is using the Duolingo API to retrieve xp so I am sure it is possible.

    15 May 2017
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    I spoke to one of the founders of Beeminder a few months ago and he told me they’re using the method Josh mentioned above, since there is no public API for Duolingo.

    16 May 2017
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    I’m looking forward to this, especially now that I’m traveling again.

    16 May 2017
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    If its any help, there’s a Python library which demonstrates using the unofficial Duolingo “API”: https://github.com/KartikTalwar/Duolingo.

    07 August 2017
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    Thanks Peter! That’s the one I have starred actually (and synced to my bookmarks via https://larder.io which is an amazing app) ☺

    07 August 2017
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    Well played, Josh. Well played. ;)

    08 August 2017
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    I’m sure there is a link between my learning of a foreign language and other aspects of my life. So it would be interesting !

    21 August 2017
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    Would love this integration! 💖

    16 May
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    Would love to see this!

    Is there really no way that this can be done, given the wealth of information that is publicly available just by having someone’s Duolingo username?

    I am about to start trialling Exist and this would be massive for me. Might even have a play around with it if the rest of the app works for me.

    Tuesday
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    It’s actually not possible to get public information on Duolingo users any more, even unofficially — the integration listed previously doesn’t work. But if you can find some other means of doing it yourself, you could certainly hook it up with Exist via our API, for example to add tags for languages learned each day.

    Tuesday
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    Beeminder continues to have a Duolingo integration. Maybe you can check with them again!

    Tuesday
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    Do you know if they require you to provide your Duolingo username and password?

    Wednesday
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    The unofficial routes are definitely still there, as far as I can see. Just go to https://duome.eu/{username}

    For example: https://duome.eu/Luis

    No credentials required.

    It will need a scrape of the data but it’s in the HTML there. I’m not the most experience but I’ll have a hack around at the weekend. If I get something working, I’ll share it with you.

    Wednesday
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    P.S. I’d personally be satisfied even just with number of XP earned per day, so that’s where I’ll start. I’m not so familiar with the Exist platform yet having just signed up - I’ll try to think of the right place /way to record that with the Exist API.

    Wednesday
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    They just ask for a username, so probably there is still some public access to the total XP per language https://www.dropbox.com/s/blbt80t1kqzzh4e/Screenshot%202019-11-20%20at%2022.22.00.png?dl=0 thank you

    Wednesday
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    Aha, I guess they changed the domain and that library didn’t get updated. Thanks!

    Wednesday
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    Thanks for showing me that trick! I had no idea there was a way to get the profile info that way.

    The only problem with using unofficial channels is that they can break @ any time w/o any notice.

    Now that i know there’s an easy way to scrape my daily duo exp points, i’ll probably write my own Exist integration. I’d rather DIY than come to rely on something “official” that could just break w/o any notice in 6 months. At least when it’s DIY, there’s a limited blast radius and everybody (read: me) in the blast radius understands that the nature of the integration was fleeting to begin with.

    Thursday
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    For what’s it’s worth, the Beeminder/Duolingo integration (most probably through unofficial channels) has been running smoothly for over 4 years (my French goal was started on January 2015!) :)

    Thursday