Today I am going to talk about an app that was recommended to me by a friend (thank you @Ethan Kronsnoble). Tandem is an app that allows you to pair with people from a truly diverse range of languages, and help each other learn. I myself signed up and found a fantastic community of Ossetian speakers, which took all of 10 minutes to set up.
For pricing there is a free version and a pro version, the price is reasonable, especially compared to some of the other apps available out there (roughly 15$ CAD/month). If you choose the free option, registration could take up to 7 days to be processed, the company states this is for quality control, and to ensure the optimal pairing of learners.
As mentioned, signup was quick, surprisingly quick. It did not take long, and I was able to find many different people to speak to.
Like some other apps, Tandem has a built in correction function, which allows members to quickly edit phrases/words for their partner. The corrections can be displayed alongside the incorrect speech, which is another feature I greatly appreciate.
The User-Interface is well designed, I have no problems navigating around the site. The same with conversation windows, everything is well balanced, the screen neither has too many buttons, nor are they small and difficult to find.
1. My only major concern is the seemingly consistent bug/glitches that appear, conversations don't update even after sending a 'new message' notification. It is possible it is my phone or computer, but the pattern makes me think otherwise.
Overall I think this is a wonderful app, I strongly recommend it to enhance your learning regardless of whichever languages you may find there. If you want to give it a try, you can find me there under the tag 'andrew_o'. If you have any requests for other reviews, drop a message in the comments to let me know!