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There are several compliant SL viewers designed for use with mobile devices.  The only one that offers you any graphics is the Lumiya viewer, which works on Android phones.  All of the others are text-only.  Don't expect full features on a cell phone.  You need a real computer to handle the full range of SL features.  Be very cautious about installing viewers that are not on Linden Lab's list of viewers that have agreed to Linden Lab's Third-Party Viewer policy.  There are some good, respectable viewers among them, but there are also ones that can potentially compromise your privacy.

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There are several compliant SL viewers designed for use with mobile devices.  The only one that offers you any graphics is the Lumiya viewer, which works on Android phones.  All of the others are text-only.  Don't expect full features on a cell phone.  You need a real computer to handle the full range of SL features.  Be very cautious about installing viewers that are not on Linden Lab's list of viewers that have agreed to Linden Lab's Third-Party Viewer policy.  There are some good, respectable viewers among them, but there are also ones that can potentially compromise your privacy.

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Thanks! So does Lumiya viewer work for Windows phone for sure? I don't want to pay for it if it's going to flop, ya know.

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All I can tell you is what's on the Lumiya web site. It is designed for Android phones, but I know nothing about whether it works with Windows phone.

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While there are limited viewers for Apple and Android devices, there are no SL viewers for the Windows phone system.  Sorry.

EDIT:  Well, well...maybe there IS one now, although the link you gave says it's still in beta.  Try it, and let us know how it works!

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That video is from 2008 and nothing has happened since, so don't get too excited.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vollee

"As of this time, Vollee appears to no longer exist. Phone numbers for their California office have been disconnected and their website is no longer reachable. A Mirror of it also appeared but it has been removed as well."

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Vollee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies, particularly neutral point of view. Please discuss further on the talk page. (November 2008)
Vollee
Type Privately held company
Industry Mobile Entertainment
Founded 2005 in Herzliya, Israel
Headquarters Redwood City, California, USA
Key people Martin Dunsby, President and CEO Yaron Buznach, Founder and CTO William R. (Bill) Beyer:, CFO
Products Mobile Applications
Employees 55
Website Vollee Currently Offline

Vollee is an Israeli and American technology company that develops software intended to allow users to remotely interact with CPU-intensive PC applications by streaming input and output data back and forth across a network. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, its primary focus involves enabling PC games to be played on 3G-compatible mobile phones.

As of this time, Vollee appears to no longer exist. Phone numbers for their California office have been disconnected and their website is no longer reachable. A Mirror of it [1] also appeared but it has been removed as well.

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You want it, you write it :-) http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Open_Source_Portal

The viewer source code is open-source (although god knows when LL updated it last), which is why there are several Third Party Viewers (TPVs).  The servers have no reliable way to determine what hardware or software you are using but anyone writing their own TPV is required to sign-up to and comply with LL's TPV policy.

The way 3d-viewers like that one worked on phones is to have a proper computer linked to SL, doing all the hard work, then re-transmitting the results to your fashion accessory of choice.  Lumiya seems to be about the acme of remote, low-powered independent viewers for now.

Considering that SL requires a very clean and stable internet connection and the very identifying feature of these toys is their mobility it is never likely to be a good experience matching the two.  If you are in a part of the world where bandwidth is not unlimited you also have to consider the cost of streaming all that video and voice (since you have no keyboard).

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So obviously SL for Windows phone was possible at one time. If that's true why can't we get it back? Can't somebody else just take up where Vollee left off?

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If you want to do it, go ahead. It's a really small market, so it's not likely that most developers will want to go to all the trouble of writing and debugging the code, especially since all SL viewers are free.

Actually, IIRC the Vollee viewer was pretty buggy, which is probably why they folded.

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I am going to add to this, but please do not get at all "excited", as I am still investigating the possibility - but I am currently planning on putting together an app for windowsPhone 8.  I have been reviewing the code and information posted earier in this thread - I have been looking for the same thing, and as someone else said earlier - can't find it, build it ;)

Right now I am planning on keeping the funcitonality somewhat simple, and similar to Radegast - text only.

If anyone is interested in helping, at whatever level, feel free to get in touch - and, obviously nothing will really start until after the new year.

 

J

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