Unmanned aerial vehicle technology company DJI has launched a new social platform, DJI+ Discover, that helps connect users with other drone enthusiasts and professional aerial service providers nearby.
DJI+ Discover, which can be accessed via an iOS or Android app, enables users to start conversations and meet up socially while also functioning as a professional marketplace for aerial service providers and potential clients.
Further, the app is a gateway to the broader DJI community, including an integrated version of the DJI Forum, the DJI online store, SkyPixel, upcoming DJI events and more. DJI says that the app is open to anyone – from those curious about the technology without any previous experience to professional service providers.
“Drone pilots like to get together to fly, learn from each other and share experiences with like-minded people. In the same way, people want an easy way to find trustworthy professional aerial service providers nearby,” says Paul Guo, director of e-commerce at DJI. “DJI+ Discover lets people in the same area connect socially and professionally in a way that will bind the drone community even tighter together.”
According to DJI, the app is divided into four sections: Nearby Search, Experience, Store and Forum.
Nearby Search shows social and professional users in the area, as well as flying hotspots and geo-tagged photos from SkyPixel, allowing social users to connect with one another while professional users can introduce their services and meet new clients. Users of professional services can write reviews directly on service providers’ profiles.
The Experience section guides users to nearby stores and official DJI events, and the Store section takes users directly to DJI’s online store.
DJI’s official Forum is directly integrated in the app, enabling people to discuss, share best practices and get tips directly through their mobile phone.
The app, which can be downloaded for free on this link, is currently available in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Spain and Australia.