Sunday, August 14, 2011

Was My January Post the Inspiration for Linden Lab's Stand-Alone Application Strategy?

Although there are few details yet about the new mobile and game-oriented offerings Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble described in his speech at SLCC, it looks they're going to come out with the kind of stand-alone applications I suggested back in January:
I've been flirting for a while with an idea that I think can meet those aims by extending the foundational vision of Second Life as a user-created world. Here's the basic vision: Second Life developers and entrepreneurs are given tools and support to create and market stand-alone applications using the Second Life platform.
Although they're not giving developers tools to create applications (yet), the core idea of creating new applications that leverage their platform seems to be the direction.  Here's Rod's speech for those of you who missed it:

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