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Wednesday, May 22, 2024


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sirhc desantis

So a corp whose products I do not own and have not used in over 25 years is having an effect on SL? Really? And I am supposed to 'adapt' to appease some imaginary flock of 'new' punters lured by a project that is looking likely to be stillborn?

Well OK - how about I add a zero to the cost for any iCult eedjit that wants to buy - well they seem to like paying over the odds already so why not :) Bonus - my original plan was to reset all my stuff to A but that struck me as silly - this way I might make a wee bit more.

Kaylee West

How about making the app available on another site not so restrictive?


A helpful approach for an unrestricted Android Viewer would be to just make it downloadable as an apk package from the the Second Life website Viewers page. This app would be unrestricted like the Alpha app and not require the extra permissions development work/testing.

Residents could easily install the downloaded apk package with a tap in the Files app. Just have to allow sideloading in Android Settings...

Supplying it via the Play App store is not mandatory at all, unlike in Apple's iOS walled garden. There are also other stores for Android apps as @Kaylee mentioned.

Linden could still offer a G-rated version for under-18s through Play Store if they wanted to for marketing & visibility reasons.

I hope the Lindens go this route with Android - especially as new high 3D performance Snapdragon Elite chips will be coming to Android phones and tablets soon-ish and will hopefully provide a very good SL experience with a Go-Anywhere app.

Mondy Bristol

I don't understand why they are making the restriction to the app on the android version where the policy is not the same as Apple.

If I had a choice I would just use a different app, or use a tablet to remote play if I ever had a need to access Second Life away from home.
Ok, I'd need to leave a PC or laptop on, or one I could boot up remotely but with a 10 inch screen for a quick log in and fast internet, at least there would be no restrictions. Steam play works fine for this or a remote desktop connection.

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