SpeedLight Viewer v29 – May 2023 Update

At the end of May 2023 the SpeedLight team announced v29 via the Discord channel packed with new improvements, new features and fixes.

This new update comes with high-resolution 3D, typing notifications, refined touch interface, faster 3D loading, inworld object payments and much more.

There have been fixes made to the user interface, reworked the tablet layout, some RLV improvements and along with more additional fixes.

What’s New ?

**SpeedLight v29 🪐 – May Update**

Hey @everyone!
We’re excited to announce the deployment of the latest SpeedLight update, packed with new features, improvements, and fixes!

TL;DR – All users: High-resolution 3D, refined touch interface, faster 3D loading. Gold and patrons: In-world object payments, typing notifications and related settings. Minor layout fixes._

🐱 **All users:**
Experience faster 3D world loading and a sleeker touch interface. We’ve eliminated long-taps for smoother menu navigation. 🎇 **Additionally, get ready for an all-high-resolution world!** Say goodbye to unsightly bony blocks. Check out the screenshot to see the stunning difference.

🦁 **Gold users and patrons:**
You can now make payments towards in-world objects! Simply tap on the object, and if it supports payments, a “Pay…” menu will appear. It works just like in the regular viewer.

We’ve also introduced typing notifications. You’ll be able to see when other residents are typing, and they’ll see when you’re typing too. You can customize this feature in your Settings and choose to disable sending typing notifications.

🌎 **Everyone:**
In addition to these exciting updates, we’ve made numerous fixes and enhancements to the app interface. Dialogues for IMs load faster, we’ve reworked the tablet layout, fixed some glitches, and made some RLV improvements. We always prioritize enhancing the RLV experience! We ❤️⛓️ RLV!

Stay tuned for more updates and happy exploring in SpeedLight!

**Glaznah Gassner**
backed by the SpeedLight Team 🚀 🧑‍🚀 👨‍🚀 👩‍�

Try out the SpeedLight Viewer today.


2021 Mobile Apps For Second Life

There are mobile apps on iOS and Android that can be downloaded to access Second Life during 2021. As many know already Linden Lab are working to launch a Second Life mobile client on iOS very soon followed by a Android release later on.

Touch Life, Sparkle IM, LittleSight and AjaxLife have gone offline now. SLGo closed down at the end of April 2015 after OnLive was acquired by Sony. Lumiya no longer releases updates and the website is no longer being maintained.

Below are iOS apps and Android apps to access Second Life/OpenSim as of 27th April 2021.



  • SpeedLight is a mobile viewer for Second Life featuring teleport access, IMs, group search, world view rendering, group management, L$ transactions history and more
  • Price: $23.99
  • Size: 71.4 MB
  • iPhone requires iOS 10.0 or later
  • Latest Version: 12.102.0758 – 13th April 2021
  • Download


  • MetaChat is a text-only viewer for Second Life/OpenSim
  • Price: $2.99
  • Size: 54MB
  • iPhone requires iOS 13.0 or later
  • Latest Version: 1.2.9131 – 1st April 2021
  • Download


SpeedLight Viewer

  • SpeedLight is a mobile viewer for Second Life featuring teleport access, IMs, group search, world view rendering, group management, L$ transactions history and more
  • Price: Free
  • Size: 3.9MB
  • Requires 7.1 and up
  • Current Version: 12.097.0719 – 7th April 2021
  • 10, 000+ downloads / 158 reviews via Google Play
  • Download

Mobile Grid Client

  • Mobile Grid Client is a messaging client/viewer with local chat, group chat, IM, search, mini-map, the ability to teleport, inventory support and more
  • Price: First 28 days of usage are free (pay monthly starting at L$250 for usage)
  • Size: 1.9MB
  • Requires 4.0 and up
  • Current Version: 1.29.1280 – 23rd September 2020
  • 100, 000+ downloads / 3, 331 reviews via Google Play
  • Download

SL Friends

  • SL Friends is a tool application to get notifications about Second Life friends
  • Price: £1
  • Size: 4.8MB
  • Requires 5.0 and up
  • Current Version: 1.09 – 28th July 2019
  • 500+ downloads / 30 reviews via Google Play
  • Download

Caution! Lumiya version 3.2 can still be downloaded via SlideMe but it’s $2.95. This app was last updated on 27th November 2016. Lumiya is a Second Life and OpenSim client offering a 3D world view, the ablitiy to send/receive messages, teleporting, local chat, manage inventory and more. Lumiya supports server-side appearance, mesh content and it’s compatible with RLV.

Please spread the word and in about a year or two I will post up another mobile apps update blog post.