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Lumiya on the Google Nexus 7

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finally, i am going to try the Lumiya Android viewer

i scored massively in receiving a Google Nexus 7 as a Christmas present and am anxious to check out Kitely with it. you might also be able to hit Sim-on-a-Stick with it too!

that will be another post as i need to order a $2 cable to connect the tablet to a USB drive (thus enabling massive external storage and here are two posts talking about how to do that – post one | post two)

qr_code_2back to Lumiya – first, you have to get Lumiya here or scan their nifty QR code on the right. it costs $2.95, which is way more than fair imo

i’ve never bought anything from the Google Play store but it was an easy process and needed a credit card to set up Google Wallet

once Lumiya downloaded (it took about a minute over wifi), you need to use the tablet and log into the Kitely website, and then start the world you want to enter. in this case, i went to Hax Nuit (big surprise). the Kitely website will alert you when the world is up

once your world is started, you have two minutes to log in. so launch Lumiya and select Kitely as your grid (Alina has it listed in the grid manager – she’s awesome!) =)

you’ll need your viewer password which is different than your account password. thankfully, Ilan was able to answer my calls for help within minutes and got me logged in properly

your Kitely Account login name and password is probably different from your viewer name and password and that was the case for me. i use a named account for Kitely, not facebook or twitter, so my website (and plugin) login uses my email address and account password

BUT, Lumiya is a viewer and needs your avatar name and viewer password. in my case, my viewer name is Ener Hax and not my email address (derr on me)

once i logged in with Lumiya properly, Hax Nuit appeared in the tablet and i was very excited  =D

it’s no desktop viewer but i was quite tickled to be able to walk and fly in Hax Nuit from the tablet!

uber big hats off to Alina Lyvette for creating the Lumiya viewer, seeing it in action first hand gives me hope for future versions and eventual top notch graphics (which are limited by the anemic power of tablets and not by Alina’s mad coding skillz) *massive props to Alina*

and thanks to Kitely for making it easy to get in-world – everything rezzed quickly (i only had 64 metres set as draw distance and have not mess around with the other Lumiya settings yet)

Ilan says that once they have their transfer stations in place, you won’t have to manually start your world with the tablet – seems like a pretty bright future ahead! ^.^

pass

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start the world via the tablet’s browser and wait for the site to say it’s ready

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default Lumiya settings except draw distance – everything from Kitely rezzed instantly

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written by Ener Hax

December 27th, 2012 at 7:49 am

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  1. Androids are well geared to take screenshots btw. Google the method as it can vary but for example the galaxy s3 it a quick combo of home key and back. Just drag the snaps from the phone back to computer via usb

    Breen Whitman

    27 Dec 12 at 9:42 am

  2. I think viewers like Lumiya are becoming more important for OpenSimmers (new word there).
    At a family meet up a few weeks ago, we had in the house one each of Android smartphone, tablet and netbook, one iphone and one other phone with internet connection. But we had no PC or Mac, and I was surprised to find people asking about the “game” I’d been “playing”. A quick Lumiya download allowed a sort of view on Kitely, but a bit limited on a last years tablet. My tablet is so out of date now, it’s a year old (!)

    There is a lot of news about everything going mobile, this is the first time I’d really run into it. Next time I take a laptop, even an old one will do, if it has a decent video chip.

    Looking forward to more Lumiya development.

    keith selmes

    27 Dec 12 at 10:36 am

  3. Finally I will had to buy a cell phone with Android…Is very nice and less schematic now, I will see about mesh is supported. However, I prefer find a mesh viewer based in V1 :D Where is? :D

    Kind regards and Happy New Year!!!

    Montnegre

    27 Dec 12 at 12:58 pm

  4. Ener, welcome to the wonderful world of the Nexus 7! I bought one for myself, and a couple days later, my wife said she liked it so much that she wanted one, so we went out and got a second one.

    I never even know Lummiya existed. I’ll have to try it out.

    To take a screenshot on the N7, press the “Power” and “Down Volume” buttons at the same time and hold until you see the screen shrink. A notification will appear letting you know the shot was taken.

    Jim Barr

    27 Dec 12 at 4:14 pm

  5. I use Lumiya with Opensim on a Nexus 7 too. It’s brilliant. Another good thing about it. Is you can also plug a mouse and keyboard into it, which makes it easier to move around. All you need is a ‘Micro USB to USB OTG Adapter Cable’ (Plenty on Ebay or Amazon) that plugs into the bottom of the Nexus. You will also need that cable to plug in a memory stick. I use a 7 port USB hub to plug all my goodies into my Nexus.

    Mike Hart

    27 Dec 12 at 6:29 pm

  6. Big time wow!! On a tablet??? So u use Twitter to log in to Kitely, that seem to be a problem. I dont understand that part about viewer password and account password? And i dont have a tablet (yet) but i have a android cellphone, Samsung S3…

    thanks for the heads up, sounds amazing! xxx

    Mera

    28 Dec 12 at 6:06 am

  7. I use Lumiya occasionally too, although I haven’t tried Kitely yet (I’ll give it a go). It is a great app and more than worth the $3 (actually just less than $3).

    Paul

    28 Dec 12 at 6:44 am

  8. dang, great tips everybody! i’ll put them in a blog post for others to see – thanks!

    hi Mera, no i don’t use Twitter or fb to log in but you can. that’s how Kitely first started, you could only log in with fb credentials, but now they also allow you to create an account on their site

    i also did not understand the password thing Mera but Ilan helped me. so there are two sets of credentials and that might only be because i use a named account (?)

    so there is my login account for the Kitely website which is my email address and password (i<3swedechiks) which is what i use 99% of the time to log into my Kitely world because i let the website launch my viewer and it automatically logs me in

    BUT . . . if you want to "manually" log in to a viewer, you have a second set of credentials, your avatar name and its password. that's what i was not aware of

    does that help?

    if you and i didn't understand this, then there are others out there too. i would have never figured it out if Ialn had not helped me

    Ener Hax

    28 Dec 12 at 8:39 am

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  10. I use Lumiya on my phone sometimes.

    It’s an older phone, only running Android 2.3, but it’s still fun to see my little avi and be able to chat, and a lot better than the other stuff they had for SL on Android.

    I really like the media feature, if you haven’t tried it you will be surprised how you can listen to the audio stream on an android device. I love it.

    Samadhi Quandry

    29 Dec 12 at 8:32 am

  11. […] No browser-based viewer, a la plug-in or WebGL, will be released – sadly true, but Lumiya for tablets works quite well […]

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