Ported Akshell iPlace into PHP Quercus runs on Google Appengine

I have ported iplace.akshell.com (server side JS) into PHP (but hosted in Google Appengine using Quercus). I am using Objectify to contact with Google Datastore. The port is easy, akshell code and appengine code is very similar, even with the use of Imgshow API. I am using PHP-styled of Imgshow API calling, but using Imgshow Java implementation. Quercus make PHP and Java worked excellent together. PHP is able to directly call the Java classes and methods, but at the same time it remains the common functions supported by original PHP.

Akshell is very exciting, Quercus does too.

Next step I want to try is researching the automatic registered Second Life Agent with server side script outside. The Agent should be able to register automatically to the server when they online in Second Life. And then the user from the website is able to control the Second Life in-world object to perform some operations for them. For iPlace, the agent may grab the surrounding information such as who (Second Life User) had just passed by the agent.

At the same time, I am developing an iPhone Apps for iPlace Tool but just for experimental purposes. It is a simple apps to display list of checked-in places. It fetched XML from akshell server. I am using ActionScript 3 to do this mobile apps, and had deployed in iPhone. But by right it should be able to run in any other mobile phone such as Android and Blackberry. See what we can do between the integration of these three platforms (Second Life, Akshell / Appengine (Cloud), Mobile).

Last updated June 13, 2011 12:18am.

Author: fyhao

Jebsen & Jessen Comms Singapore INTI University College Bsc (Hon) of Computer Science, Coventry University

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