Lumiya Updates: SL for Android App Gets Rich Notifications & Sliding Chat/Contact Interface (NWN Partner News)
Lumiya, the 3D Second Life viewer for Android devices (which I'm proud to have as a sponsoring partner of NWN) has a new update which comes with some cool added features: Rich notifications and a sliding chat/contact navigation interface. At left, you can see what rich notifications look like: SL specific info which pops up on your Android phone/tablet homescreen.
The navigation interface, as Lumiya creator Alina Lyvette explains, is useful when you're using another app on your device, get a system notification from Lumiya, and launch it start an SL chat session:
"Tapping Back would then take you back to the other app that was active," she explains, "and [previously] the only way to get to the contact list was to tap on another notification or go through task switcher or open Lumiya from the home screen... clumsy either way, so after playing a little with various options, I've decided to try sliding navigation (somewhat like it is done in Google Hangouts)." You can see what it looks like in the animated .gif Alina handily made here.
Read more about the latest updates on Alina's site. And if you're a Lumiya user yourself, free to post questions for her here, too.
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