Post by gpraceman on Sept 27, 2006 13:32:23 GMT -6
Basically, if it were not for the Microsoft monoloply and this sport wasn't such a niche, you'd likely see Mac versions of popular race software. For those of us that write the software, there just isn't enough of a market to justify the effort to make versions for each operating system.
I do know of some that have been able to use my race software on a Mac, but they have some type of Windows emulator installed so they can run Windows programs.
Randy Lisano Romans 5:8
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
Developed on a Mac, it's built around a web server, and supports multiple simultaneous clients. In the derbies I run, I can control the event entirely from my iPad while I walk around. The check-in desk uses multiple laptops and webcams to get racers checked in. A projector shows the main racing board, while a couple "smart TVs" in the room simultaneously present supplemental information (per-racer stats, etc.). Another tablet on the impound table lets the wrangler know what cars to stage for the next heat.
DerbyNet presently supports FastTrack and Champ timers.