It is fair to say that car Dashboard Instruments have not evolved remarkably over the past couple of decades. Somehow, we felt like something was going to change, but nothing did, at least in a big way. When the Nissan GTR Skyline came out, it did create a lot of buzz because it had an all LCD-display Dashboard with a user interface (UI) made by the Gran Turismo team at Polyphony (a Sony game studio). That’s awesome, but this was a one-time thing, and this is not going to scale beyond the GTR.
That’s where Rightware’s Kanzi user interface come into play. Kanzi is not just a user interface, it’s a user interface Creative Suite and multi-platform Runtime (a “player” in layman terms). Ask around, and you may find that most developers like to write code that perform some kick-butt computing tasks, but I’ve known only a few who actually *love* coding user interfaces. It’s hard, it’s not your run-the-mill computing and it’s really hard to debug. But somehow, Rightware has managed to hire a group of ex-videogame folks who live and breathe for fast user interfaces, and their mission is to help the rest of the community getting on a fast, beautiful, hardware-accelerated user interface. Easier said than done. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Dell Latitude 10 Offers Sub-$600 Windows 8 Tablet Experience, Microsoft Integrating Skype Into Voice, Video Communications Across All Products,