Tuesday, September 22, 2015
After a spluttering initial launch and having ironed out some problems, Bright Canopy, the service that lets you stream Second Life via a web browser, offering a new lease of life for slower computers and superior streaming for android devices is available again from Wednesday 23rd September.
Bright Canopy says:
Bright Canopy has been down now for almost one month. We have done our best to be transparent and communicative during the downtime. We have been working with Frame on a new pricing plan that will allow us to offer the service immediately. We will continue working on options that will improve our costs on the back-end and allow more flexibility in the future.
The service will be charged at US$17 per month for 20 hours service, additional charging at $0.02 per minute.
For information, head to their site here: https://www.brightcanopy.com/
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The successor to SL Go has launched to tremendous fanfare.
It is however proving difficult to blog this story as the situation keeps changing.
Yesterday the site said they were oversubscribed and had to suspend registrations.
It now appears that the service has been suspended whilst cost and usage allowance are recalculated:
We suggest you head on over to their site to catch new information as it emerges.
You can elect to use either the Second Life or Firestorm viewer.
Bright Canopy Just Launched! For all of the users out there that are missing using SL Go, or have a slow machine or laptop - your wait is over!
"After months of invitation only testing, we have just opened Bright Canopy to the world. You can start your 14 day free trial right now at www.brightcanopy.com and be streaming Second Life or Open Sim in a browser in less than five minutes." states Bill Glover, Founder of Bright Canopy and Long time Second Life Resident.
"We're going to have a big party next weekend to celebrate, but right now we're here for you 24/7... Be sure to follow @BrightCanopyApp on twitter for updates and news."
I for one have been awaiting this news for months, since the demise of SLGo. I have been working in Beta testing of Bright Canopy for the last 2 months on an old lap top. If you can access Chrome, you can use Bright Canopy. Great News for users that have older machines and experience a bit og lag in high traffic areas such as London City in Second Life.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With only 250 signatures on the petition to save SL Go, one could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps the market for a Second Life streaming service is far too niche to be of interest to developers.
Bright Canopy think otherwise and held their first meeting with Second Life residents on 25th April to explained that this service should be similar to SL Go, but will be web browser based, initially using Chrome. So, if a device or PC can run Chrome then in theory it should be able to use this service as an alternative to SL Go, which ends tomorrow.
Bright Canopy is in closed beta right now, but will be a premium service accepting payment via credit card or Bitcoin, with plans to add Paypal and Linden Dollars after launch.
The service still seems to be a way off from launching, but appears to be the most likely successor to SL Go.
For information about Bright Canopy, see the notes from the in-world meeting here