Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lumiya - My second favorite Second Life Viewer

I can't believe I haven't blogged about this already.  For about the last six months, I've been mostly living in SL with Lumiya, an Android-based Third Party Viewer.  I love this app.  It has quite literally changed my Second Life because I can be there more often.

Lumiya is written by my dear friend Alina Lyvette.  She's done some real magic here, tackling that huge Second Life viewer and making it work on a smartphone.  I mean, real magic.  Lumiya runs on devices as old as my original Droid from Motorola.  I just recently upgraded to a Droid RAZR M, and Lumiya purrs along, smooth as silk. 

New World Notes has a nice article on it, with some recent screenshots as well as a video clip so you can see how animations look.  New World also links to Inara Pey's blog on Lumiya.

Lumiya doesn't do everything, yet.  It doesn't show group invitations, for example.  You can't voice with it.  But, you can stream media.  Alina is actively working on it, making it better with each release.  And, it's just her!  No one else works on it.  Simply amazing.

If you have an Android smartphone, and you like to be in SL when you're away from your normal viewer, get Lumiya.

If you have a QR scanner, you can just scan this to get your copy!  Otherwise, look for it on Google Play.  If you need help with Lumiya, please email and join the Lumiya Support Group in SL.
Lumiya Viewer on Google Play