Drones are getting popular and reaching new heights, but it cannot be compared with the smartphone market which is skyrocketing like crazy. Though it might lack in numbers there are many people who own a drone and love to spend time flying the drones in their backyards or local parks and sometimes people are unaware that this is against national regulations.
Let’s just assume you have a legal field to fly your drone and are ready to play with it. To fly a drone you will need assistance from an app, which app will you choose. Well, we have picked up a list of few apps that anyone interested in drones should try out.
4 Apps To Try For Your Drone
Shortly after the development it was taken from Keyhole and turned into Google Earth Viewer as we know it today. The app renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery allowing users to see landscapes, cities, houses, and vehicles at various angles.
The data retrieved is precise and accurate, Google Earth allows you to survey the landscape around you where you wish to fly your drone. This enables you to make a decision as to the if the area is suited for you to fly your drone or not. Every country has its own rules when it comes to flying drones which you need to look upon before you ready to put the drone airborne.App version: 18.104.22.168 | App size: 9.13 MB | App compatibility: Android 4.1 or higher | Price: Free
Once you have decided on the location where you can fly you’re done now you need to know when is the best time to fly. As you cannot be flying your drone on a rainy or windy day. To get the weather update simply launch this app and you will receive notifications when the weather is suitable for your to fly your drone. Apart from this, the app will also tell you some extra information such as current wind speed, etc. It’s pretty similar to any other weather apps though but this one has the “Ok go Fly” and “Not Good to Fly” feature which may like.App version: 1.7.6 | App size: 28.7 MB | App compatibility: Android 4.1 or higher | Price: Free with in-app purchases
You are good to go now with a perfect location to fly and perfect weather conditions to fly. Well not yet as now you have to make sure you’re not going to get in the way of any aircraft routes (planes or helicopter). This is where the Flight radar app comes in handy. Normally you would consider your drone would least collide with an aircraft, especially if you are not planning to fly too high, but accidents do happen and it’s better to be safe than to be sorry later.
App version: 7.2.2 | App size: 40.3 MB | App compatibility: Android 4.1 or higher| Price: Free with in-app purchases
The official apps are pretty straightforward, irrespective of the drone you own be it DJI, Archos, GoPro, Parrot or something else. They all come with an official app for that particular brand which will allow you to get the best out of flying your device.
Apart from the Official apps, there are third-party apps as well worth trying out, it is worth trying out Litchi which allows you to play around with Mavic, Phantom, Inspire and DJI Spark drones.
App version: 4.1.2 | App size: 38.0 MB | App compatibility: Android 4.4 or higher | Price: 24.99 euros