Lumiya 2.5.5: Share and enjoy

lumiya-logoThursday October 10th saw the latest release of Lumiya, the Android client for Second Life and OpenSim arrive.

Version 2.5.5 brings with a number of updates and improvements including:

  • Sliding gesture toggles between contact list and chat
  • Share inventory
  • Partner information in user profiles
  • Option to view chat logs within the application.

Slide Gesture for Chat / IMs and Contacts

iI5IrndThe slide gesture is a handy means of moving between your contacts list and an ongoing conversation either in open chat or IM without needing to use your device’s Back button.

To move between a conversation window and your Contacts list:

  • Start a conversation in chat or use Contacts to IM a friend
  • Place you finger on the screen and drag to the right. Your Contacts list will slide into view
  • Drag your finger to the left to return to the conversation
  • The image on the right, courtesy of Alina Lyvette, shows the function in use (the size of the image is unfortunately dictated by a limitation within WordPress.com when handling animated GIF files. Apologies if it is a little “in your face”.)

You can move between multiple IM windows by “sliding” back to Contacts and then tapping the name of the person you which to talk with and then “sliding” back and tapping the name of someone else.

Share Inventory

Version 2.5.5 allows you to share /give inventory items with / to others (subject to permissions, as usual).

To share and item:

  • Open you inventory and navigate to the folder containing the item you wish to share / give
  • Long touch the item for the context menu
  • Tap the Share With… button – this will open your Contacts screen
  • Tap the name of the person you with whom you wish to share the item
  • A pop-up dialogue will be displayed asking you to confirm that to wish to proceed. Tap Yes to do so.

Note that Lumiya doesn’t display the warning notification if you are sharing a Transfer / No Copy item, nor does it display the “User is offline….” message when the recipient is offline. However, a message confirming the object has been transferred is displayed in local chat.

Lumiya 2.5.5 allows you to share / give inventory items with / to others (left and centre) and also display partner information in the Profile display (right)
Lumiya 2.5.5 allows you to share / give inventory items with / to others (left and centre) and also display partner information in the Profile display (right)

Partner Information

The ability for Lumiya to display partner information has been added to the Profile display.

Viewing Chat Logs within Lumiya

Lumiya 2.5.5 allows you to access chat logs (history) within the application. This does require that Log Messages is enabled in Settings.  Also note that due to a file name format change, chat logs saved in previous versions of Lumiya may not display.

  • Tap the Menu key on your device from Lumiya’s main screen and then tap Settings
  • Scroll down the Settings page to the Chat section and make sure Log Messages is checked
  • Initiate a conversation with someone
  • To see the chat history, tap the Menu screen from within the Chat / IM window and select View Chat History – note that if there is no recorded history log, this option will not be displayed in the menu
  • If a chat log file exists, it will be displayed.
View chat history: make sure the Log messages option is checked (l); from the chat / IM screen, tap the Menu button on your device and select the View Chat History option (c) to open the history, if available (r).
View chat history: make sure the Log messages option is checked (l); from the chat / IM screen, tap the Menu button on your device and select the View Chat History option (c) to open the history, if available (r). Note that if the option is not displayed, there is no history file to view

Other Items

Other updates in this release comprise:

  • Support for llLoadURL() – so you can now open a web page in a browser installed on your device, if a dialogue box is displayed asking if you wish to do so
  • Improved notifications
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feedback

Another very tidy update from Alina which adds some useful functions to Lumiya, with the ability to share / give items of inventory liable to be welcome among users. Kudos!

Related Links

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Lumiya 2.5.5: Share and enjoy

  1. Re llLoadURL, I suspect you meant “now” rather than “not”? Incidentally, I’m still getting the straight-arm weirdness post-flight. It may be just me or the region I was using but I did notice the performance improvements before reading about them here. Otherwise, as you say, continued refinements to an already very nice viewer.

    Like

Have any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s