(reblogged) Linden Lab confirms they are in early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life

This is interesting. I used to use Lumiya on Android but now have an iPhone. The app I was recommended for iOS ‘MetaChat’ does not seem to work at all (I can’t log in!)

I am interested to see what they mean by “companion app”. Usually I want a fully immersive SL experience which means a desktop viewer. But sometimes I just want to log in to to send and received messages or to chat with my friends while I am doing things in RL, like I would with Whatsapp. For me this alone would be a great thing to have.

Daniel Voyager

It’s been confirmed this week that Linden Lab are in the early stages in working towards an iOS companion app for Second Life. The lab are focused on getting a prototype out to the Second Life community at some point in the near future. The app will not be linked to a streaming service.

Inara Pey contacted Linden Lab recently with a number of questions concerning the Bit Bucket code repository that was set up by Brad Linden. The lab responded saying the following…

As you point out, we discussed at our Town Hall events last year that we’re actively looking at ways to extend the reach of Second Life to new audiences including mobile platforms. For example, we’re in the early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life.  

Right now we’re focused on getting a prototype out to our Residents, at which point we’ll…

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