Greetings! We’ve been busy building our re-invigorated learning modes for the last few months, fixing bugs, paying back technical debt so we can improve the web app faster in future and enhancing the user experience with bold new designs. There’s been great positive and constructive feedback through Memrise Labs experiments (the funky Alpha version of things). We’re setting the foundations for the future and the general thoughtfulness of feedback comments has been amazing.
Some of the new learning mode designs that are in Memrise Labs are almost at the stage to share with more people. These will be available through a new Memrise experience (our Beta programme) in a few weeks’ time. Watch this space for more information!
Beta will allow more feedback from a wider variety of users, part of the process to get new look modes ready in the best way for full production. Some modes in Beta will have features yet to be added, such as ongoing enhancements to the screen shown at the end of a learn or review session, that are planned in the next few months.
One thing we’re aware of is that people have found all sorts of ingenious ways to customise Memrise with their own scripts and add ons. We’re all for this and people finding ways to tailor Memrise to their own learning, so we’re giving everyone a heads up that non-Memrise scripts and add ons will probably need modification to continue being compatible with learning modes, due to technology changes.
Beta will be an opt-out experience that is shared with a subset of users at first, so we can check it is working as intended. If you’d like to keep the existing Memrise design for now, you’ll be able to easily turn Beta on and off in a few clicks, via the Settings screen.