Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones.
The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop mobile applications.
The creators are looking to crowdsource input, with the design stage set to start next month.
An increasing number of consumer multi-rotor aircraft, UAVs or drones are being bought and flown around the world. However, there is some confusion over how and where you can legally fly drones, with both manufacturers and airspace regulators keen to educate people on this issue.
Users need to be aware of any prohibitions or local laws; in the UK, for example, you can’t fly over or within 150 metres of congested areas or within 50 metres of people, vehicles or structures of buildings not under your control with a camera drone.
The intention is that the app will allow flyers to share appropriate and legal sites they have found for flying, wherever they are in the world.
This will enable drone users to find easily accessible public right of ways for taking off from, beautiful scenery in open airspace and large, unobstructed areas perfect for flying.
No previous experience is required in app design.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com