BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER
I’ve been playing around with a new gadget. Mason Kingsford and Taliesin Llanfair of 2ndHub fame have created a personal HUD to use with your avatar to interface their great social networking site with Second Life. Here’s a notecard I got with the beta test version:
2ndhub Mobile is a HUD that is worn on your screen while you are using Second Life. It is a gadget that allows you to have special interaction with 2ndhub.com and some of it’s features!
You can attach it to different positions on your screen. When you go to wear it, see Attach to HUD if you wish to change it’s default lower right position.
Some of these include:
Posting to any of your profiles.
Posting to your friends profiles (if they allow this)
Sending private messages to your friends, just like using the mail page.
Inviting people to join your 2ndhub group right from the HUD!
(like a mobile subscriber!)
Sending group notices (text messages)
Receiving alerts and incoming messages, with the ability to reply to private messages.
Add images to the HUD’s inventory and you will be able to view them on the HUD as well as actually rez a screen in-world, which allows you to share snapshots, textures and images with your friends without passing over files! It’s quite cool, try it!
I hope I’m not breaking any nondisclosure rules here, but what I’ve seen looks terrific and I have some pictures to tell the story.
The HUD is styled like a cellphone and fits nicely in the lower right corner of your window (or wherever you prefer). The smaller version in picture above is what it looks like minimized.
This function lets you look up friends and post to their profiles.
Settings menu lets you choose how your SL Viewer handles posting messages to 2ndHub. At the moment, only Emerald actually allows you to have a TEXT menu (see next picture) appear to handle messages–this means no limits as opposed to Chat text limits in any other viewer.
Here’s how you can post a message from within SL to your profile (or a friend who allows it) on the 2ndHub Website. Be sure to have that message ready before pressing the icon for posting; the menu will time out after a period. It works and is way cool.
Easy peasy to load in pix from your Photo or Texture folder into the HUD, while wearing it. Slideshow is very simple. Would love if this could work with pix already posted on 2ndHub, but that may be down the line.
Mason and Taliesin don’t have to do things like this, but it just increases the functionality and connectedness of 2ndHub to SL, and how inferior the United Avatar site is in comparison.
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