Second Life web browser launched: Daden Navigator

UK-based virtual worlds outfit Daden Limited have released a web browser for use in Second Life. Their press release:

The first publicly available web browser for Second Life was launched today by virtual world consultants Daden Limited. The browser, called the Daden Navigator, allows residents of the virtual world to collaboratively browse the web, sharing one web screen between users who may, in real life, live on different continents.

Technology introduced by Linden Lab a couple of months ago allowed residents for the first time to view web pages live within Second Life – however they could not click on any links to surf from one page to another. Daden Navigator now lets residents do this – surfing the web collectively in the same way that Daden’s recent Google Maps viewer allowed residents to share Google Maps within the world.

Daden MD David Burden says “Daden Navigator provides all the functions that you expect to see in a normal web browser. It lets you set a home page or a bookmark, view bookmarks, and has back, refresh and search buttons. It is as close as you can currently get to a normal web browser in Second Life”.

To use the browser a resident just rezzes it onto the land they own. They can then use Second Life’s text chat facility to browse the internet. Simply entering the url of the website in chat will automatically bring up the relevant page onto media screens within their SL space. To follow a link from that web page to another the user just “says” the name of the link, or some unique keywords from it. The new web page then loads.

You can purchase the Navigator here and we’d be interested in hearing from anyone who uses it.

Check it out in-world.

Comments

  1. Is this browser controlled only by the ‘owner’ or by the public without any rights on the land where the browser is based?

  2. Is this browser controlled only by the ‘owner’ or by the public without any rights on the land where the browser is based?

  3. The standard version makes most controls public, although key controls like setting the home page and clearing bookmarks can be locked to the owner. The pro version wil have the ability to lock more commands, and potentially “lock” the browser to a single web site so a customer can say browse your web site, but not anyone elses!

  4. The standard version makes most controls public, although key controls like setting the home page and clearing bookmarks can be locked to the owner. The pro version wil have the ability to lock more commands, and potentially “lock” the browser to a single web site so a customer can say browse your web site, but not anyone elses!

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