Second Life Mobile App In Slow Development


On Wednesday 3rd August at the web user group meeting there was a question asked about the status of the mobile type viewer (27mins/14secs) and Reed Linden said it’s coming slowly in terms of development. There are alot of struggles with that apparently and it’s not a straight forward project.

Reed mentioned that the lab are still deciding on whether to have its own solutions or to go down the partnerships route. There could be a paid by the hour system like the SpeedLight app. It might be something like the popular Lumiya app (no longer in development) or SL Go (inactive) from the past. Nothing has been officially been announced yet.

Linden Lab have actually been working with the SpeedLight app team so it will be interesting to see if anything big happens with this soon.

From what I have heard I really don’t think the lab will launch the Second Life app this year (it’s on the 2022 roadmap though I know). At best there might be probably a beta version of the Second Life mobile app before the end of 2022 if development picks up again. I would predict it will be launched sometime in early-mid 2023 or 2024 now at the latest.

For the last few years development for Second Life mobile has been mostly in the fast lane I think and now it’s moved back in the slow lane. There are probably alot of reasons for the on going delays to the project.

Should the lab continue with Second Life mobile development? If so what do you want to see happen ?

4 thoughts on “Second Life Mobile App In Slow Development

  1. Having SL on mobile is a nice idea, but this has been on and off for so many years. There are so many reasons why residents would like to see this happen. I would hope that the Lab would take these in consideration of any development. I also hope that expectations are tempered in LL’s ability to make this happen. If they manage to work a deal with Lumiya or Speedlight.io then that could prove to be helpful.

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