Wow, this is so cool. Shaz used GFX last weekend in an event in Beijing China. Who would have thought that something like GFX would make it halfway around the world. Here is a photo from the event.
If you look between the two riders you can see GFX on two displays. Very cool! There was also media on hand for the event and you can read about it at http://news.xinhuanet.com/edu/2010-03/07/content_13117895.htm. I used Google Translate to read the article. Here is a direct link to the English translation.
If you have any photos of GFX from your event please share them with me. These are the little things that keeps the development going!
Here are some teaser screen shots of the interface changes that are coming in the beta 2 release. I have updated the colored racer boxes after some feedback from shaz in Beijing China. As far as I know shaz is the first person other than myself to use GFX in live event. Pretty exciting stuff. I hope shaz took some photos because I would love to see them!
Shaz mentioned that it was a little hard to see the text so I made some updates and adding in a new bolder font. I also increased the size for better viewing. As part of the roster features that are coming in Beta 2 you now see the racers names in the boxes as well. One the bar/speed display the racers names are also displayed on the bars. Their name moves with the progress of the bar. I am very happy with these interface changes and I think they really polish off the race displays.
The Settings screen has a make over as well. A little better layout and help functionality will be added soon. The green ? icons on the panels have a pop up help bubble. I need to write the help text but the functionality is there.
I put in a ton of hours this weekend working on the rostering. I am happy to say that it is fully functional. The rostering feature will changes the way racers are conducted from the beta 1 version. Just last night I was able to fix one of the issues that was causing me fits. Once I figure that out the the rostering feature works 100%. Video coming soon with the next beta maybe mid week!