Airnest, a new app to simplify unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, has launched in the iOS App Store.
With the iPhone and iPad app, users can draw a flight path with their finger, and the drone safely flies on autopilot while capturing video or camera stills. The app also allows users to control the camera by panning and tilting their iOS device. As the iPad or iPhone moves, the drone will mimic the movements while streaming the live feed back down to the user.
The software, available for a promotional rate of $19.99, is currently compatible with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models, as well as the DJI Inspire 1.
Additionally, the app has safety features such as displaying no-fly zones on the display. It also is programmed to not fly above 400 feet. The company says it will continually update its app to maintain safety and compliance as regulations evolve.
“We believe drones will impact virtually every industry, from filmmaking to farming. But to get there, we believe it needs to be a lot simpler,” explains Ben Brautigam, co-founder of Airnest. “That’s why we made an app without the confusing controls so you can get the shots you want without the hassle.”