Edgybees, an augmented reality (AR) technology company, has launched a new AR mobile application that is compatible with DJI drones.
Developed using DJI’s software development kit (SDK), the “Drone Prix” is the first-ever AR mobile app created specifically for DJI’s aerial platforms, according to the companies, which add that the goal is to help new drone pilots master their skills in a “fun, safe and immersive way.”
During the game, users fly a drone through a virtual obstacle course and collect prizes. They can compete for the best performance, points and time for a place in the high-score leaderboard with other drone pilots around the world.
“In contrast with flight simulators, Drone Prix AR provides a much more immersive experience that combines virtual obstacles with real-life piloting skills,” comments Menashe Haskin, chief technology officer and co-founder of Edgybees. “DJI’s Mobile SDK allowed us to bring our idea to life very quickly, and we are really excited to see how this app will change the way people experience flying a drone.”
“DJI’s support for the start-up and developer communities has not only meant creation of new usage applications but also new business opportunities,” adds Taehyun Moon, DJI’s director of brand management. “The Drone Prix app is one of the many great examples of how our SDK has opened doors to new creative possibilities and expanded developers’ ability to build exciting new custom applications.”
The Drone Prix app is now available for download on the App Store and Play Store.