Thought I’d quickly update this giant thread about our meeting with Memrise tonight.
It was around 90 mins long and I assure you the attendees reiterated very clearly the main points that the forum has highlighted re: Decks - ie offline, app and paying for it.
Obviously I’d like to say that the sheer intellectual force of our arguments caused an immediate volte-face from Memrise but that wouldn’t be true.
I can say that Ed, Kevin, Mario and the rest of the team were very receptive to and patient with our comments on a variety of topics which I honestly think fully reflected the multitude of points raised over the last few weeks on this thread.
Memrise can obviously speak for themselves but my personal feeling was that they would now consider all possible business cases that would make the app/offline/payment models viable.
We saw a pretty complete demo of Decks and looks very similar to current Memrise website. Anyone who is using community courses online via website at the moment will see very little difference.
I appreciate that there will be people on the thread who won’t be happy unless I could report that things will stay precisely as they are (or go back to previous versions of the product) but I think the majority would be both happy on how they have been represented and how receptive Memrise were to our points.
Thanks to the Memrise team for taking the time to host us.