Yesterday, I met Andrew Youngs at one of the Retro Movie nights held each saturday afternoon, who was eager to share and show his new invention “Atmosphere” that he created on ReactionGrid.
Atmosphere is Andrews invention where he hopes to see it in wide spread use throughout ReactionGrid (RG). He calls it his virtual worlds application platform that can host “any and all kinds of applications”. He pitches that instead of running multiple objects running multiple scripts to instead then have only one object do it all. “The beauty of Atmosphere is that you can assign applications to tabs, you notice along the top. When one tab is active, the applications running on other tabs maintain an inactive state, so they don’t over-lap other scripts or cause unnecessary lag”
Demo-ing Atmosphere, he had me click on a portion of Atmosphere that then brought up “inworld”, a list of weather maps that could be viewed showing current weather as of the the time stamp listed at the bottom of the image being updated as weather.com would become updated. The next tab (tab 2), was a stock application. Atmosphere: “Atmosphere 1.1.: Please say the ticker symbol of the stock you wish to research on channel 19.” After he put in the ticker symbol for Google, the application then displayed a graph of the companies’ historical stock price information. He calls his concept an application consolidation that should reduce lag here in OpenSim vs what we are familiar with in Second Life (SL).
Andrew states that the application has the potential of doing pretty much whatever you like, but to avoid overlapping, he’s got notecards for developers with small codebytes to include …