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

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 be looking for feedback and suggestions. In the early stages, we will not be tying the app to a streaming service. However, we don’t have anything to formally announce yet about the specific features, capabilities, and availability.

It’s important to mention that Linden Lab have not formally announced anything yet. It’s early days but it’s good news to hear the lab are working on an iOS mobile app and hopefully they will make one for Android users.

Are you excited about having Second Life on mobile ?


Deciding on upgrading to Flickr Pro

For the past 12 years I have uploaded my Second Life journey on Flickr and I have enjoyed sharing my adventures with everyone. Since then I have uploaded a huge 26. 803 photos (269 pages) in total to date with over 1, 500 followers.

As many know already Flickr made big changes to the service recently and I’m still deciding on what to do going forward.

Important dates

January 8, 2019: Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. Free accounts with more than 1,000 items will no longer be able to upload new photos or videos.

February 5, 2019: Any items over the 1,000-upload limit will be at risk of deletion, starting with the oldest of the items. Photos licensed through Creative Commons before November 1, 2018 will not be deleted, even for accounts over the 1,000 limit.

I have downloaded my Flickr data today just in case which backs up all photos, videos, account preferences, profile information and everything else. In a month’s time my Flickr photos will be at risk of deletion. I was on Flickr Pro for a few years or so then went down to using the free version of it.

You can use this tool to download the information that Flickr has about your account, including account preferences, profile information, and your photos and videos. This process will take some time, so we’ll send you an email when it’s ready for you to download.

Is it really worth upgrading to Flickr Pro ?

Or should I go else where to upload photos from Second Life etc ?