Kitely Marketplace update 2

Today at the Kitely meeting I asked Ilan Tochner (CEO of Kitely) if there is any new updates on the progress of the launch of the Kitely Marketplace which is due to go live very soon.

The new Kitely Marketplace will include a range of virtual items from clothing, objects and buildings etc. To search for items to purchase there will be new categories to choose from. The Kitely team wants to open the marketplace to other users from other virtual worlds which sounds really exciting.

Here is the latest update as of 10th April 2013:

we’ve finished the merchant control panel but are delaying rollout until we bing all the other system components to more than a prototype so we know we aren’t missing anything before we make the control panel available to merchants

It seems the rollout is being delayed until further notice. I predict the control panel for Kitely merchants will be ready by the end of April then the launch of the Kitely Marketplace in mid June 2013. Subject to change!

Kitely marketplace opening soon 2013

Hopefully it won’t too be much longer. I’ll publish more updates when the info becomes available. 🙂


Olantica Grid new developments for spring 2013

Today in the Welcome Area of the Olantica Grid on OpenSim I met Leslie Kling who is one of the founders of Olantica Grid. Leslie Kling was very friendly and talked to me about the latest grid developments. Then we went on a tour of a new Star Trek attraction on Olantica Grid which was very interesting and fun. See my SL Flickr stream for snapshots.

New developments in the pipeline for Spring 2013:

  • New version 7.5 of Olantica has arrived includes better scripts and work is being done on physics (testing)
  • The grid continues to be updated regularly as long as the versions are stable
  • Attachments to notices will be coming soon
  • 2 more city villages to the main land are in the works
  • New Signup choices will include full ready avatars soon
  • New star trek attraction 
  • Welcome Area will remain for answers and questions if needed

Star deck on olantica grid 2013

Olantica Grid is a small grid and it’s growing on a monthly basis. There are many cool interesting places to visit on Olantica and it’s worth signing up to explore a beautiful landscape. You can get FREE shops for 1 year, FREE apartments and the grid has its own currency on Olantica.

Olantica Grid stats update (10th April 2013):

  • Total Users: 476
  • Total Regions: 62
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 113
  • Online Now: 21

Olantica Grid stats back on (21st November 2012):

  • Total Users: 185
  • Total Regions: 47
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 109
  • Online Now; 19

What do you think of Olantica Grid ? Please share your views in comments!