Easter Eggs have been in software for a very long time. An Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, inside joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword. According to some sources, the term was coined at Atari by personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by software designer Warren Robinett in their game, Adventure.
Another example was the DEC PDP-10 “TOPS-10” operating system, the “make” command would invoke an editor to create a file. If you wanted to create a file called “love”, instead of creating a file called “love” it comically would respond “not war?” before creating the file. Other Easter eggs like Pinball in Microsoft Word, and very often hidden credits for the software developers involved in a product are occasionally included with software unbeknownst to the end user.
It certainly is rare that RCS ever does this, but you never know. The term Easter Egg of course conjures an unexpected surprise of discovery once found. Reflecting that spirit, you might consider GSelector 4.0 (branded as GSelector4) as having such a thing. You see, if you have installed GSelector 4.0 (or higher) as a server, you have installed a small bit of code that contains something special for you. This “Easter Egg” of sorts is called Selector2Go. Because the server installation includes the infrastructure necessary to support Selector2Go, you are ready to reap the rewards of GSelector4 without going on a hunt for it.
There are currently 3 options, Client, Standalone, and Server. Server is the companion to the client install for Selector2Go and reveals through your web browser a whole world of multi-platform music scheduling of Selector2Go. You can run Selector2Go on a Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry or any device with an Internet browser. All you have to know is your server’s IP address. If the server configuration is installed, you’ll get the blue Selector2Go login screen which prompts you for your GSelector4 credentials. And you are off to the races… or should I say, “hunt.”
You can achieve much with this powerful platform. You can assign songs to different categories, run the day scheduler, manually edit a schedule, look at song histories, and much more – all from a web browser. Any web browser. Our talented development team has even created a fluid, usable mobile experiences tailored for the smaller mobile form factors as well as the larger than life tablets. If you don’t already have this awesome little Easter Egg, contact RCS support and we can help guide you toward being able to use Selector2Go in your daily radio life. You’ll love it.