DroneDeploy, which develops and maintains a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is making aerial data accessible and productive for everyone. Today DroneDeploy announced the launch of its free iOS flight app to simplify and automate the capture of aerial data for the iOS community. The app is compatible with the following DJI drones: the Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 3 Advanced, Inspire 1 and Inspire 1 Pro. Anyone with one of those drones can autonomously fly and capture images, and make professional maps for analysis, 3D modeling and more.
Drones are transforming business processes across industries, such as agriculture, mining, construction, real estate and research. However, until now there have been no easy and free options to use with DJI’s best drones.
Cloudbased software from DroneDeploy puts aerial imagery and insights into the hands of people using the latest generation of drones in a way that is faster, safer, more user friendly, and less costly than ever before.
“We’re thrilled to offer flyers globally the ability to automatically fly and produce professional grade maps for free on their Apple iOS devices,” said Mike Winn, CEO and cofounder, DroneDeploy. “Now with just two taps on an iPhone or iPad, users can launch their mission and collect the data they need to extract insights for their business.”
Research projects, such as the Phones & Drones initiative which tracks the effects of El Nino on the West Coast to better predict sea level rise, have enabled The Nature Conservancy for the first time to crowdsource drone citizen scientists with DroneDeploy’s webbased collaboration tools. (Please see related post here.)
DroneDeploy’s iOS flight app is the only independent app to currently support the powerful Zenmuse X5 camera, built specifically for aerial photography and cinematography.
You can download the newly released iOS flight app from the Apple store for free here.