[X3D-Public] Vivaty use Flash for Vivaty Scenes Lite

Damon H web3dstudent at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 01:51:06 PDT 2009

 I would only guess that the main reason for a Flash version is to lower the
barriers to entry for those that don't like downloading plug-ins. The
"download a plug-in" is a big killer for most virtual world companies.
Vivaty is going for tween and teen girls, dont know how many are mac users
in that demographic. Again I see it first as more a way to get people past
that barrier of getting a plug-in, second for the bonus of that small
audience of mac users and run the app cross platform. I give them mad props
for enticing people with a lite version. Hopefully the experience with their
platform will get users hooked for the X3D player download. We need more of
those out there.



On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 1:29 AM, Ben Francis <mail at tola.me.uk> wrote:

> I was very disappointed to read [1] that Vivaty has felt it necessary to
> shoe-horn a stripped-down version of their Vivaty Scenes service into Flash
> in order to achieve cross-platform support. I've made a blog post [2] and
> comment on their blog asking what could have been achieved if the
> engineering effort required to achieve this hack had instead been diverted
> to supporting Unix/Linux based implementations of X3D.
> Regards
> Ben
> 1. http://blog.vivaty.com/2009/09/22/vivaty-lite-in-flash
> 2. http://www.tola.me.uk/blog/2009/09/22/vivaty_lite
> --
> Ben Francis
> http://tola.me.uk
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